Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva

Malva is a new museum full of art, design, posters and culture in Lahti, less than a 50-minute trip from Helsinki.

We offer wonderful experiences for culture lovers, families with children and first-time museumgoers alike – everybody is welcome.

We will open the museum in Malski, an old brewery in the city centre, in spring 2022.

Environmental Poster Exhibition

To celebrate Lahti as the European Green Capital of 2021, we decided to publish the Environmental Poster Series of next years Lahti International Poster Triennial in September 2021.

Fall in love with Malva

What is Malva?

The brand-new Lahti Museum of Visual Arts has been named Malva. The museum will be an experience that brings together visual arts, as the Lahti Art Museum and the Lahti Poster Museum are merged under the same roof.

An open book with pictures of posters advertising Fazer confectionery. A parrot on top of a candy box. A lion holding a bar of chocolate. A polar bear and a squirrel.

Our gift shop is already open

Come visit our delightful gift shop at Malski.

Works of art in storage, drawn out.

Awesome collections are the heart of Malva

In addition to organising exhibitions, Malva has a key role to play in preserving cultural heritage. In total, we care for over 9,000 works of art and 70,000 posters.

People standing in row looking at posters.

Guided tours

We offer guided tours even before the museum opens! Get in contact and book a tour to inspire your co-working day at Malski or enliven your dinner at the Bistro.