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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
+358 2 2620350
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Fascinating walk through time

We spent hours exploring the fascinating shops, workshops, and living spaces in this gem of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katherine L
Another "must see" in Turku

This is a rare place where you can see how people lived in Turku 200 + years ago. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simo R
Turku, Finland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
+358 2 2620350

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent hours exploring the fascinating shops, workshops, and living spaces in this gem of a living museum. Highly recommended, except for those who have difficulty walking. For them, alas, it is quite inaccessible.

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rare place where you can see how people lived in Turku 200 + years ago. Lots of interesting thing also to children.

Thank Simo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting experience for people of all ages to see how Turku looked before the great fire and to get an insight into how people lived in Finland in the past. The area is surprisingly big taking 1-2 hours to cover and admittance is...More

1  Thank AndyJackson88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went to the museum on a bit of a rainy day, which was fine as the majority is under cover. Really friendly staff and a fascinating look into the history of Finland from violin makers, to printers the preserved home of the last resident...More

Thank gresleysgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum area used to be part of Finland's ex-capital Turku. Most of Turku was burning in 1820's. The area is full of wooden houses very tiny compared to modern times. Always worthwhile to visit. Good museum shop and Café. This it hosted also a...More

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place. Gives you a great view what the life was in Turku in the beginning of the 19th century. Some of the guides were more enthusiastic than others.

Thank Jukka J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had very limited time to visit but wanted to experience the place. It is a nice, rather wide bunch of beautiful old wooden houses. However I was expecting to see more "life" there. Maybe Monday was not the optimal day to visit? There seemed...More

Thank Sanski66
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Deciding to visit this museum gave me the opportunity to visit an open air museum or better still it was like walking around a 19th century township where the artisans are practising their craft.The whole experiencing a different era.

Thank melly1882
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a truly excellent "outdoor" museum, which consists of homes in an area that survived the great 19th Century fire that wiped out so much of Turku. What has been preserved ( or in some instances, recreated) is the living and working accommodation of...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 12 June 2017

In this area you can see how's the life has been in old days. This is the very old part of Turku and has been almost the same all these days. Of course there has been some renovations but over all everything is very authentic....More

Thank Druidi
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Ik E
18 February 2017|
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Response from Helena F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the summertime. Check out their webpage for more information.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Pekka S | Reviewed this property |
Yes most people speak English, I am sure you will. enjoy your visit (best time is during summer, when they have also all kinds of activities going on)
Varun S
28 February 2015|
Response from Seagull4free | Reviewed this property |
Opening times 2–11 Jan 2015 Tue–Sun 10–16 2–31 May, 31 Aug – 20 Sep Tue–Sun 10–18 (Mondays closed) 1 June – 30 Aug 2015 Mon–Sun 10–18 (Open Mondays) 28 Nov 2015 – 6 Jan Tue–Sun 10–16 Limited opening times... More

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