Lusto – forest museum

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Lusto is a national museum and science center of international importance focusing on Finnish forest culture and illustrating the interaction between man and the forest from the past to the future.

The forest has always formed the cornerstone of Finnish culture and the basis of livelihood for Finns. 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.

Lusto is situated in the rural district of Punkaharju in south-eastern Finland, at the heart of the Saimaa lake district and right next to the Punkaharju Conservation Area. Punkaharju Ridge, a seven-kilometer ice- age esker flanked by lakes, is one of the best-known areas of high national landscape value in Finland and has an intriguing natural and cultural history. The area has a long tradition of national landscape value in Finland and has an intriguing natural and cultural history. The area has a long tradition of tourism and offers a wide variety of tourist services today.

Read more: http://www.lusto.fi.

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