The Lotta Museum – Contact information and opening hours:
No. 39 Rantatie, 04310 Tuusula
Tel. : (09) 2741 077
Telefax: (09) 2741 024
Museum cafeteria: Tel. (09) 2741 740
Email: first name.family name(at)lottamuseo.fi
Open: May – September, Wed.11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tue., Thu. – Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. / October – April, Wed. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thu. – Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. k
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Located at the Syväranta property on Rantatie road in Tuusula, the Lotta Museum tells posterity of the wide-ranging and valuable work of the Lotta Svärd Organization on behalf of Finnish independence during war and peace. During its 16 years of operation, the museum has become a popular attraction. The museum cafeteria, or Lotta canteen, serves excellent coffee and traditional Finnish coffee bread (pulla) baked on the premises by the canteen hostess.
The Lotta Museum is a professionally run specialist museum that records and documents the history of the Lotta Svärd Organization and investigates women’s volunteer work in the context of Finnish history. The museum is maintained by the Lotta Svärd Foundation and was opened to the public in 1996.
The Museum’s main exhibition, “The Story of the Lotta – Always Demand the Most from Yourself” is an experientially focused and moving exhibit based on the personal experiences of Lottas. Visitors are taken along on a Lotta posting across the country guided by an original Lotta Svärd member. Produced with multimedia techniques this story of the Lotta is combined with an album of photographs taken on the same posting. Together, these two narratives – the original voice and the photographs – form the unique and moving story of the Lotta.
In addition to its permanent exhibition, the Lotta Museum features temporary exhibitions. The renewed main exhibition was opened to the public on 13 May 2012. Mrs. Jenni Haukio, the spouse of President Niinistö of Finland is the official patron of the exhibition.