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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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I could not believe that I spent 2 hours in a Handicrafts Museum. But this museum is about... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
How people lived in the 18th century in Turku, Finland

Interested in seeing how a 18th century wooden city looked like in real life with it's handicraft... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Turku, Finland
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Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I could not believe that I spent 2 hours in a Handicrafts Museum. But this museum is about displaying a way of life in a Finnish 19th century village. There is both the interest in the housing and of the many trades and crafts performed...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interested in seeing how a 18th century wooden city looked like in real life with it's handicraft occupations like bakery, post office, shuemaker shop and many others. Visit the Handicraft museum in Turku and get amazed how things were long time ago. It gives for...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Luostarinmäki is really fascinating piece of the old city, to see how people lived 100-200 years back. The houses were built in late 18th and early 19th century and were saved from the big fire in Turku (year 1827). It's quite big area so save...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Beautiful place to visit but during summertime. Only part of Turku which is still the same after big fire in early 1800. Active museum during summertime and you can also see how people lived and see really how they worked but only during summer, Christmas...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pekka S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

For visitors interested in the social and economic history of Turku ( and Finland more generally) , this last remaining area of the 19th century city is well worth a visit. There is only sparse interpretation of the individual buildings, but the artefacts from each...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Excellently conserved entire town of 19th century streets, yards, buildings, interiors and tools fascinated both us adults and the initially suspicious child. I highly recommend this wonderful outdoor museum for all kinds of visitors. Several of the houses host professionals presenting and explaining the craftmanship...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were a bit hesitant to enter the museum area due to our young kids, but it was interesting to see the old buildings and crafting in action, even for the kids.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Walked by chance in front of this museum and decided to have a quick look as handicraft stuff is not really my cup of tea! However I was pleasantly surprised, the museum is in the form of an ancient wood village, you can walk from...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was something I wanted to see when visiting Turku. Its only a short walking distance from the city center and it's worth it. The open air museums shows how life was during 18th and 19th centuries. Unfortunately most of these kinds of old wooden...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank niinan2
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Fantastic museum and the best in Turku. Very well preserved buildings. Super friendly staffs who trying their very best to explain and answering questions. The delicious Finnish pancake is a must to try!

Date of experience: July 2016
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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)
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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