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The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto
The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto
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Lustontie 1
FI-58450 Punkaharju


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Tel. +358 (0)15 345 100

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Changing exhibitions and events 2018

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The Elements of Southern Savo – Earth – Industry at the mercy of wood and water

Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum

Lusto is the national museum for forest culture and a science centre that displays the past, present and future of human beings and the forest. The main building finished in 1994 has been selected as an example of 20th century modern Finnish architecture, so the museum building itself is already a significant site. Lusto is located along the road between Savonlinna and Parikkala. The nearest bus stop is approx. 400 m away and the train stops at the Lusto Railway Stop, which is right next to Lusto.

Lusto’s permanent exhibition tells about the relationship between human beings and forest in the past and present and also opens the mind to the future of forest culture. The exhibition displays the developmental stages of Finnish forests, their bounty, forest work, forest material being transformed into various products, new opportunities afforded by wood, forest export products and the relationship Finns have with the forest.

The permanent Koneaika exhibition tells about the mechanising of logging, and the development of forestry and industry. The exhibition displays large forestry equipment from the first harvesters to the contemporary models.

Lusto is a living museum. Its specialist exhibition is very active and varied. In addition, Lusto has many events related to the forest and forest culture.

There is a high-quality restaurant and museum store at Lusto. The Punkaharju Nature Reserve is right next to Lusto and is one of Finland’s most famous heritage landscapes with its own enchanting natural and cultural history.

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