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Lapinlahden Lähde

The centre for culture and well-being in Helsinki. Open every day!

Lapinlahden Lähde

Taiteen, kulttuurin ja mielen hyvinvoinnin keskus!
Lapinlahden Lähde is located in the old Lapinlahti psychiatric hospital in Helsinki. It serves as a centre for mental well-being and cultural events, and it is open to the public every day. It organises seminars, gatherings and various events pertaining to culture and welfare. It also provides venues for the aforementioned activities. Moreover, it hosts art exhibitions in the Corridor Gallery in the main building and in the Open Space gallery in the Venetsia building located on the shore. Café Lähde in the main building is a lively forum that provides both salty and sweet treats. The old sauna of Lapinlahden Lähde is heated regularly and it provides both mental and physical relaxation for locals and visitors alike. The museum showcasing the history of the area and mental health care, called Mental Museum, is located on the ground floor of the main building, adjacent to Café Lähde . In addition, there is the Lähteen Puoti shop in which visitors can purchase handcrafted works from a selection produced by independent artists. Or perhaps one could enter Patina next door, a shop dealing in wholesale second-hand goods.

Upcoming events

Every week, Lapinlahti organises various events, lectures, seminars and discussions. It also provides venues for them. We do, in fact, have about 300 events a year and 70 000 visitors. Please, visit our event calendar and Facebook page for more information on current events.
Tapahgtuma line grafiikka

    Event venues

    Lapinlahden Lähde’s event venues

    There are many beautiful event venues in the classic Lapinlahti hospital building. The venues are all flooded with natural light through large windows. The venues are usually rented for bigger parties and weddings but also many business hold trainings and lectures. The auditorium has seats for 90 people.

    Catering can be ordered for events, as well as guided tours around the Lapinlahti Lähde park and old classic hospital building. The guided tours focus on the history of the hospital, the hospital park, psychiatry and some of the famous past patients of the Lapinlahti Hospital.

    The Cafe

    Kahvila Lähde,
    the beating heart if the house.

    The café offers fresh baked treats and buns, soup lunches and a working place for people to thrive.

    Kahvila Lähde staff kuva
    Kahvila Lähteen logo

    Today’s soup




    Sauna reservations





    Lapinlahti Lähde is a great learning environment where you can try out new work skills and hobbies in peace and quiet.

    Services & Activities

    Lapinlahden Lähden & the Community’s services and activities

    The main building and the Venetsia House are home to around 100 advocates for culture, art and mental health.