Getting there and accessibility


Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva
Päijänteenkatu 9
FI-15140 Lahti, Finland

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  • From the Lahti Travel Centre you can reach Malva via Rautatienkatu or Vesijärvenkatu.


    The Rautatienkatu route includes several public artworks, together known as Taideakseli (“Art Axis”). Continue along Rautatienkatu through Lanunaukio square all the way to Kirkkopuisto park. When going through the park, you will see a red brick building on your left. That is the home of our museum.



    If you arrive along Vesijärvenkatu, you should continue straight until you reach Päijänteenkatu. Turn left to Päijänteenkatu when you arrive at the Kylän portti (“Village Gate”) sculpture by Akseli Leinonen.

  • Lahti is one of the largest cities in Finland and it is easy to get here by train. Train tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines at the train station, the VR website or via the VR ticket sales app. A ticket purchased in advance is often more affordable.
    Please note that you cannot purchase a ticket onboard a train.

    Trains stop at the Lahti Travel Centre. You can walk from the Travel Centre to Malva in 15 minutes. You can also hop on a bus: hop off at the Market Square or Vesijärvenkatu.

  • Mankeli city bikes are intended for shared use. To  use the city bikes, you need to download the Freebike 2.0 application. You can rent the city bikes for example for a day or pay as you go a fee per minute. The nearest city bike station in on Mallaskatu street.

    For those coming with their own bike, there are bike racks on Päijänteenkatu near the main doors of Malski. Cycling in Lahti is easy. A wide cycle path network and short distances make cycling a convenient way to move around our city.

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  • Lahti is one of the largest cities in Finland and it is easy to get here by bus. Bus tickets can be purchased from the Matkahuolto website or onboard the bus. A ticket purchased in advance is often more affordable, however.

    In Lahti, all buses stop at the Lahti Travel Centre, which is just a 15-minute walk from Malva. Some buses also stop at the long-distance bus stops on Vesijärvenkatu, a five-minute walk from Malva.

  • Malva is located in downtown Lahti. The best place to park your car is in the Lahti Market Square car park. The entrance is on Rauhankatu street. When exiting the car park, you can walk to Malva along Mariankatu or Rautatienkatu to Kirkkopuisto park. When exiting Kirkkopuisto park, you will see a red brick building – you have arrived at Malva!

    You can also find paid on-street parking next to Malva (on Päijänteenkatu, Mallaskatu and Panimokatu streets). You can drive to the area by turning to Päijänteenkatu from Lahdenkatu.

    For more information on parking in Lahti, please visit the website of Lahden Pysäköinti or check the parking info on the Lahti city website.

  • Up-to-date information on public transport in Lahti is available on the website of Lahden seudun liikenne (LSL).

    The bus stops closest to Malva are on Vesijärvenkatu and the Market Square.

    The closest long-distance bus stops are on Vesijärvenkatu, but Malva is only one kilometre away from the Lahti Travel Centre.


In front of Malva, on Päijänteenkatu street, there is a parking space marked with a wheelchair sign.

All facilities in Malva can be accessed by wheelchair. It is possible to borrow a wheelchair from Malva for the duration of the museum visit.

Guide dogs are welcome in the museum.

Forbidden items at the museum

Due to the safety of the art works, the following may not be taken into the exhibition spaces: backpacks or large bags, umbrellas, food or drink.

Please note that studded shoes are not allowed in the museum premises. If you arrive in studded shoes, please ask the ticket office for help.