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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Archaeology and contemporary art

Aboa Vetus is Finland's only archaeological museum where you can descend underground and explore... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
A compact museum for both history and art lovers

Aboa vetus and ars nova combines medieval ruins and a historical exhibition to contemporary... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Aboa Vetus is Finland's only archaeological museum where you can descend underground and explore the medieval Turku through the ruins. Ars Nova is a two-story exhibition space where you can see contemporary art in the former Rettig Palace which is 90 years old. However, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Aboa vetus and ars nova combines medieval ruins and a historical exhibition to contemporary art. The medieval ruins were discovered during the renovation of the villa Rettig (build in 1928) - and turned into a unique underground museum. You can walk on the actual medieval...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

A wonderful concept – an archaeological dig revealing the cellars of the old town, with a really good contemporary gallery above. The archaeological part is engagingly presented to capture anyone’s imagination, and the gallery is excellent. When we were there is was showing the work...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fudge03
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A historical museum built around archaelogical excavations showing how people lived hundreds of years ago in this town. Interesting details found in the excavations and instructive information boards on the walls. Nice café and good museum shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

I read that someone said its like two museums in one and that is true! The historical part very interactive and kid friendly and while I was there on Turku Day, I enjoyed the art work they had in the other part. Maybe because I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa E
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is two museums in one! Downstairs, there are medieval ruins and exhibits on historic Finland, and upstairs you'll find a modern art gallery, and a river runs right through the building, which makes for an amazing café in between the two museum areas!...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed August 27, 2018

In this museum you can see the ruins and things found in medieval Turku – and then see modern art, too. There is nice museum shop (I always find something to buy) and good cafe, too. Peaceful and nice place indeed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Historicus
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Great gallery depending on the exhibits st the time . We saw lovely wooden sculptures by Finnish artist . Lovely paintings from Ukrainen women as special exhibit !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

A great museum to take the kids or grandchildren. Exhibits make an effort to make it exciting and educational for children. It can get a bit rowdy when there are a lot of kids around but an interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Wow such a beautiful place with modern art and actual medieval buildings of Turku. This place is kid friendly and a nice experience for your whole family! very nice

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from 123mattis | Reviewed this property |
It´s 10 e per person. See website aboavetusarsnova.fi/en