What is Malva?

Answers to frequently asked questions

  • Malva is a brand-new museum of visual arts in Lahti, Finland. Malva unites two museums from Lahti – the Lahti Art Museum and the Poster Museum – and brings together their thrilling content and impressive exhibitions under one roof.

    We are committed to creating an incredible museum at Malski, offering new and exciting experiences of art, posters and design!

  • Malva is located in downtown Lahti, about an hour’s train ride from Helsinki. Malva is part of the Malski Centre that has been built in an old brewery. In addition to the museum, Malski features a variety of restaurants.

  • Malva will open its doors to public on 29th of April 2022. See you soon!

  • We will open Malva with three exciting exhibitions.

    Malva’s first international exhibition will be Maarten Baas: Hide and Seek.

    The second floor will be taken over by the Lahti International Poster Triennial. The Poster Triennial is a world-famous graphic art contest and exhibition.

    Treasures from the museum’s own collections will be exhibited on the third floor in Roots – Treasures from the Collections exhibition.

  • The name of the new museum, Malva, expresses above all where we are and what we do. The first part of the name includes a central landmark in Lahti, the Mallasjuoma factory property or Malski, where the museum is located. The rest comes from Visual Arts, and reminds of what the museum has to offer.

Malva is a brand-new museum of visual arts in Lahti, Finland. Malva unites two museums from Lahti – the Art Museum and the Poster Museum – and brings together their thrilling content and exciting exhibitions under one roof.

Malva and its amazing exhibitions opened on 29th of April 2022 in an old brewery building in the city centre of Lahti.

The new museum Malva has roughly 2000 m2 of designated exhibition space. Malva will have three grand galleries and multiple smaller galleries. The museum also includes a Makerspace that can be used both as a workshop and an auditorium.