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“Fascinating museum in a cool building”

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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“Fascinating museum in a cool building”
Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

This museum covers all aspects of trees and forestry in Finland from the history of forestry, tree husbandry, uses of timber to the machines used to harvest it. The exhibits are arranged in a very fluid way with lots of explanatory text in English as well as Finnish. There are lots of hand on exhibits so great for kids (big or small!). I found that the museum gave a good overview of Finnish culture and you certainly do not need to have an existing interest in forestry to get a lot out of a visit. The cafe is great with a lovely balcony. The gift shop is well stocked with lots of Finnish made wooden items and almost no tacky souvenirs! The building which houses the museum is really something too! There is a combined ticket for Lusto and the Retretti gallery and you can borrow a bike to cycle the 2kms or so.

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