Address: Rantatie 39, Tuusula
Telephone: +358 9 274 1077
Opening hours 2019
October – April Tue – Sun 10–17
May – September Mon–Sun 09 –18
Closed 19.4., 22.4., 30.4., 21.-23.6., 20.12.2019-1.1.2020
Adults 7 €
Children (7 - 18) 2 €
Pensioners and Students 6 €
Museum Card accepted
Guidance by appointment 40 €
Dramatised guided tours 60 €
Finnish, Swedish, English.
Lotta Museum, the museum on the Finnish auxiliary paramilitary organisation for female volunteers called Lotta Svärd, casts a spotlight on the history of the volunteers and examines women’s volunteer work as a part of Finnish history. The women assigned special tasks, known as ‘Lottas’, played a significant role during the wars of the 20th century.
A field exhibition depicting the life of the Lottas on the front is set in one of the original buildings in the garden of the building, on Tuusula Shore Road – and you can touch all of the artefacts. A field kitchen and a cardboard tent, for example, are on display.
The main exhibition of the museum ‘The story of a Lotta – always demand the most of yourself’ is an experiential exhibition built on the personal experiences of Lottas. It tells the story of Lotta Svärd, the world’s largest voluntary national defence organisation, which began operation on a national scale in 1921. The exhibition allows visitors to experience the moving stories of the Lottas.
The special exhibition ‘Life in Syväranta’, in the lower lobby of the museum, connects the building to the famous cultural heritage of Tuusula’s Rantatie area. The exhibition presents the extensive history of the second-oldest estate on the national romanticist Rantatie, all the way from the year of its foundation (1869) to the days of the Lotta College.
The museum was opened to the public in 1996 and is maintained by the Lotta Svärd Foundation.
Lotta canteen is opent to public year round - this popular café serves lunches and cakes baked daily according to traditional recipes
Within a short walking distance, and via Museum Road, are several other places of interest:
Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage, Artist's Home Erkkola and Fjällbo Park 5 minutes
Halosenniemi Museum 15 minutes
Ainola and Ahola Museum 50 minutes. Ainola Railway Station is a 15 minutes walk from Ainola.