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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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A glimpse into the very rough living conditions of the past

Insight into how people lived in the 18th century in Turku, Finland An opportunity to see how a... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
robert h
Morristown, New Jersey
Not easy to find, but worth it

We had a map but the dot didn't tell us exactly where it was. We though the entrance might be from... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Mike C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This museum on Cloister Hill (Luostarinmäki) consists of a large section of wooden houses (more than 200 years old) that survived the 1827 fire that destroyed much of Turku. Strolling through the narrow streets and poking into the courtyards and buildings gives a good picture...More

4  Thank Eclipsegroupie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is an excellent place, but like most things in Finland, it was closed when I visited it in November!! It is open only in summer and in Christmas time. I could see some of it through the gate, though, but I was totally disappointed.

1  Thank Birding_vagrant
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Insight into how people lived in the 18th century in Turku, Finland An opportunity to see how a 18th century wooden city looked in real life with it's handicraft occupations like book binder, bakery, post office, shoemaker and many others. I would have given our...More

Thank robert h
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We had a map but the dot didn't tell us exactly where it was. We though the entrance might be from within the park, which it wasn't, but on a bit of a side road. If there were signs, we missed them. This is an...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

difficult to find a parking space and no signs to tell you where the entrance is. Finally they do not allow dogs even if mine was in a carriage.

Thank EvaLena H
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful old village that has been restored and is well looked after. If you're curious about how people used to live in Finland, this is the place for you! The old wooden buildings showcase craftsmanship through the ages, as well as the...More

Thank Bianca W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Charming and original setting from the 1800s. You can see how the people lived before and there are lots of handicraft workshops also to showcase the crafts.

Thank Annamari L
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very well preserved little village like area. The presentation of everything was wonderful. There are friendly staff everywhere ready to give you information about any questions you have. Demonstration of the use of some of the machines they have which were originally kept from that...More

Thank ekachaima
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see life how it was......Really loved it and tottaly like the old years. I will visit it at least one more time

Thank michalis l
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is interesting to see the houses and imagine life in Turku in the middle-age. Unfortunately there weren't demonstrations when I went to visit so it was not as nice as I would have thought. There were people present in certain houses but I am...More

1  Thank Chris77CH
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is a delightful little open-air museum for everyone. It's about 15 minutes walk from the market place of Turku on the other side of the river Aura. It's not too big nor small. Perfect for little ones. On the way to the museum, there...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent example of how the common folks lived in the medieval times. Only area left after the fire. Lots of demonstrators showing the handicrafts of that age. Very interesting. Loved watching the printing blocks. Worth the money and the time.

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February 17, 2017|
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Response from Helena F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the summertime. Check out their webpage for more information.
September 1, 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