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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

Lustontie 1, Punkaharju 58450, Finland
+358 15 345100
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One of the best museums I've been to in a while

Excellently laid out with activities to keep children entertained. Well thought out plan and lots... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Jessica S
Everything about Finnish forests (and Finns)

A very lively exhibition about Finnish forests, woods and trees - and living of them and living in... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Kimmo K
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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 exhibitions, events, work demonstrations and theme days provide a diverse and illustrative insight into the significance of forests in the life of Finns. Lusto is sure to appeal to visitors of all ages.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lustontie 1, Punkaharju 58450, Finland
+358 15 345100
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

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

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed July 22, 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.

Thank Kimmo K
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Manuel F
Reviewed August 18, 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

Thank Thijs h
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This museum gives you a lot of information on the Finnish forests and forest industry before and after industrialization. The exhibition is very informative and popular among tourists.

Thank Anna R
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this museum when you are in the Punkaharju district. It´s something special and unique, It´s a tribute to the forest and all it has and had had to offer.

Thank Philip L
Reviewed July 27, 2016

It is worth to visit this museum especially in rainy day. Do try a buffet in the restaurant! It has very traditional and tasty food which is definitely worth a money.

Thank marsuthemursu
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lusto is big, we spent 2 hours and that was not teally enough, but we got tired. Not all parts of exhibitions are translated to English, but most is, so it works.

Thank Wheelchair_dad
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Museums have not been favorite place, but Lusto is not a dusty museum. There you can see a part of Finland's history, but also something to do with the children and a very good lunch!

Thank Tuire P
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our hotel owner in Savonlinna suggested we visit this museum and I have to admit that at first we didn't think it sounded that interesting. However, after reading some reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to go for it and we are so glad we did!...More

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