Visitor centre

The visitor centre of the Lahemaa National Park is located in the Palmse village in the rural municipality of Vihula in Lääne-Viru County. Opening hours of the centre:

May 15 - September 30 Mo-Su at 9.00 - 17.00,

October 1 - May 15, Mo-Fr 9.00 - 17.00.

Admission is free of charge, for group visits please inform, if possible, the RMK Lahemaa National Park Visitor Center at 329 5555 or email


Permanent exhibition "Lahemaa Nature and Man". Photo: Mae Köömenmägi

Visitors of the centre can:

  • receive information about Lahemaa National Park's hiking trails, camping sites, campfires, sightseeing, etc.;
  • study information materials introducing the national park and, if necessary, purchase them;
  • request information about the accommodation and catering facilities of the Lahemaa National Park;
  • In the auditorium (70 seats) one can view free of charge a slide program on the natural and cultural attractions of the Lahemaa National Park (20 minutes, languages: ​​EST, ENG, RUS, GER). The auditorium can also be used for conducting seminars and study days;
  • The classroom (up to 25 places) enables to carry out pre-booked educational programs offered by the Environmental Board for different age groups, including adults. The classroom can also be used for seminars and meetings;
  • For study programs in the center or together with an environmental education specialist, you can use the center's teaching aids (binoculars, hunting study resources, study materials for aquatic biota, rhizomes, insect barrows, bagpacks, sound level meter, demonstration microscope, stereomicroscope, headlamps, thermometers, different magnifiers, soil drill, etc.);
  • It is possible to use a library of nature literature and other materials (including the archive);
  • In the visitor centre you can get acquainted with the permanent exhibition introducing the Lahemaa National Park, the final stage of which was titled "Lahemaa Nature and Man" was completed in the spring of 2014. The exhibition is in Estonian, digital solutions are available in Estonian, English, Russian and German, and the summary of the exhibition is available in English. For guided tours, groups are requested to contact the environmental education specialist of the Lääne-Viru County.

The Visitor Centre's study programs are available at

Contacts details of environmental education specialist:

Enri Uusna, email:; phone  5304 7344

The concept and implementation of the exhibition: KAOS Arhitektid OÜ

Customer: Environmental Board

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund project "Development of a network of nature conservation centers of the Environment Agency".