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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting and educational

Not long ago Finland has been dependent on wood and forests. This place gives a good overview of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Miska J
via mobile
Great museum, works for families as well

Visited Lusto with kids 2 and 4 years + a baby and enjoyed it a lot. Kids liked the tree with... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Anna-Leena R
via mobile
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Lusto is a national museum and science centre of international importance focusing on Finnish forest culture. Lusto is situated in the rural district of Punkaharju in south-eastern Finland, at the heart of the Saimaa lake district. Lusto’s...more
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Lustontie 1, Punkaharju 58450, Finland
+358 15 345100
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Not long ago Finland has been dependent on wood and forests. This place gives a good overview of current status and history of wood and forest for tourists and also Finns. Works for both grownups and children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miska J
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Lusto with kids 2 and 4 years + a baby and enjoyed it a lot. Kids liked the tree with stairs and a slide and all the animals around the museum. There was a lot of interesting things for adults also and a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anna-Leena R
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This wide, informative and diverse museum brings alive the history of forestry in Finland. Two hours was not enough to make the tour - the stories start back from the centuries: about the tar making and slash and burn agriulture. There is a long hallway...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 441terhik
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We found the museum by chance while staying in a very old hotel in Punkaharju Finland. The museum is located in a quiet rural area ans surrounded by lakes and forest. The museum price was very reasonable, the many displays were excellent, it was children...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dig3
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

More than just a place to visit on a rainy day, the museum is engaging, informative and gives a lasting impression of the importance of forestry in Finland. It is a great place to visit with children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JudithTaylor000
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Finland is proud of its timber management. You will walk away with a deep appreciation Of the Finns stewardship of their land, and the myriad uses of wood. A magical setting in the lake country.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Excellently laid out with activities to keep children entertained. Well thought out plan and lots to look at.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A very lively exhibition about Finnish forests, woods and trees - and living of them and living in them. If you want to understand why Finns are what they are and how they became to be such then you should visit this museum.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kimmo K
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A well organized museum with many interesting information, accessories, pictures and areas. A must go if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank manuelmfelix
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great architecture, nature and history of Finland. The building it self is worth a visit.The exhibitions are educational and give a taste of forresting through the years. The part with the big machines is pretty cool. Take at least two hours to see it all....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Thijs h
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