Permanent exhibition

Lusto for Children

Lusto is a fun place to visit with children! The miniatures in the exhibitions are interesting for all ages, as they provide an easy an illustrative way to explore the forest and the significance of forests in the life of Finns. Lusto also has artifacts and locations where you can touch and experiment with things yourself: you can practise identifying trees and you can test how heavy the first chain saws really were. The Children’s Tree and the bear’s den encourage the smallest museum visitors to discover the exciting adventures within!

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The Children’s Tree

The Children’s Tree, towering almost 8 meters high, is abuzz with excitement. You can climb on three different levels inside the tree and listen to the mysterious sounds of the forest. There is a tree house in the fork of the largest branch – a favoured spot of any child! Under the tree is a nice place to rest a moment and lose yourself in the world of textile books with forest themes. After reading, you can slip on a forest cloak and dive into a world of adventure.

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The Bear’s Den

Under the Children’s Tree, there is a peaceful den where the mother bear hibernates with her two little cubs. Would you dare to crawl inside and take a peek at how the bears spend their winter?

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Simulators

How well could you handle the forestry machine operator’s job? The Machine Age exhibition’s forestry machine simulators offer you a chance to put your operating skills to the test!

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Arboretum

There is a lot of room to run and play in the Lusto outdoor area! There are approximately 40 domestic and foreign tree species and some rare forms of fir tree growing in the miniature arboretum. Can you spot the domestic deciduous trees? You can continue your exploration in the world of forests in the Luke research and tree species park located right next to Lusto.

Special exhibition

A Man’s Job

Finnish forest workers’ standard of living and working conditions became topics of debate in the 1950s and 1960s, attracting attention even from the...

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Controlled burning – Photographs about using fire in forest management

The exhibition “Controlled burning” presents the use of fire in promoting forest management and forest biodiversity through photographs made by Benjam Pöntinen, a...

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Permanent exhibition

The Century of Forest Improvements

An immense amount of work to enhance silviculture was done in Finland in the 20th century. The Century of Forest Improvements exhibition depicts...

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Special exhibition

A man’s job – Finland at a turning point in 1970 as seen in unique photographs

Lusto’s main exhibition of 2020 – "A man's job"– offers touching and largely unprecedented photographs of the forest workers and the transformation of...

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Special exhibition

Lumberjack’s culture days – a legendary forest-related event of 1967-2000

The exhibition “Lumberjack's culture days” is composed of Lusto's collections in honour of the forest workers' own cultural event. The exhibition comprising posters,...

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The wolf, the saw and the GPS – Finnish Forest Museum history

Why have forest museum collections over the years included a coconut, an ostrich egg, a wool-spinning paddle, a bow saw, a soldier’s helmet,...

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Permanent exhibition

The Old Logging Site

The old logging site exhibition takes the visitor to the old time logging sites and timber floating routes – to the golden age...

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Permanent exhibition

The Time of the Machines

The Time of the Machines exhibition explores the mechanization of timber harvesting, as well as the development of forestry and the forest industry....

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Permanent exhibition

The Forests of the Finns

For Finns, the forest has always been – and still is – not only a source of income and a treasure trove of...

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