Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum

Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum is a destination for the entire family. It’s a place that brings back memories and creates new experiences. The national museum responsible for forest culture is located in Punkaharju, in the most beautiful landscape of ridges and lakes in eastern Finland. Lusto’s exhibitions and events 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!


2.6.2020–28.3.2021 A man’s job – Finland at a turning point in 1970 as seen in unique photographs
2.6.2020–10.1.2021 Controlled burning – Photographs about using fire in forest management
Extensive permanent exhibition throughout the year.


8.–9.8.2020 Tool sharpening days
12.9.2020 The harvest festival
28.11.2020 Day of the Christmas tree

Lusto is easy to visit by car, bus or train. The train’s Lusto stop is only about 100 meters from Lusto’s entrance.

Punkaharju tourist information serves you in Lusto.


1.10. - 31.12.
Mon Closed, Tue-Sun 10-17

Open all year round. Check exceptions in opening hours
Barrier free, Car parking, WC
Guided tours
Tours are given from September to May in Finnish and English and in the summertime, from June to August, in Finnish, English, Swedish and Russian.
30 km to city
Free WiFi