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Address: Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500 , Finland
Phone Number: +358-(0)2-2154494
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Description: Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11-16, Wednesdays also 18-20 The Sibelius museum is...
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11-16, Wednesdays also 18-20 The Sibelius museum is the only museum totally devoted to music in Finland. The museum building, designed by Woldemar Baeckman, is one of the most original Finnish creations of the 1960s. A selection taken from the 1900 instruments of traditional and art musics from all around the globe is exhibited. One room is naturally reserved for Sibelius´s life and work. During the autumn, winter, and spring seasons the museum hosts chamber music concerts on Wednesday evenings.The collections available at the Sibelius museum are of interest to both experts and ordinary music lovers.
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Loved the exhibit ! I had really had no idea of what to expect. The exhibit explained not just different instruments, but the chance also to play a harpsichord. Wonderful music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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salem nh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved the exhibit ! I had really had no idea of what to expect. The exhibit explained not just different instruments, but the chance also to play a harpsichord. Wonderful music played in the background. Head/Earphones were available to listen to even more music/compositions. The display and explanations of his life were entertaining and yet informative. Plus all the displays... More 

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Stokmarknes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was a pleasure to fwalk thru the live of Finland most famous composer. We were impressed by the numbrr of works that he had finished

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went there for an exhibition and I quite liked it. It is relatively small, but interesting. Sibelius and his music just belongs to Finland! They organize concerts in there regularly during the year (cheaper for students) - check out their homepage for more infos!

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agawam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Part of Turku pass, one of the reasons we like Turku so much. Concert was free, interesting, somewhat intense as Finns are very serious about their music.

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a museum containing mostly musical instruments from around the time of Sibelius and before (one of which was a very usual combination of keyboard and bowed string). The collection was established by the local university, Sibelius also has some early connections with Turku. There is one room dedicated to him, but this is actually very good. It has... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small, interesting and well located Museum next to the restaurant Hus Lindman, by the river, near the university area and Cathedral. Selection of musical instruments and well designed building.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you like classical music or Sibelius, go there. they also have a small and cheap gift shop. They plas beautiful classical music all the time.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Liked: films of Sibelius, some weird and wonderful instruments. Extracts of his music to listen to. Disliked: I had hoped that the shop might sell sheet music.

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Birmingham England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The outside does look rather like an air raid shelter! Pleasant on the inside with interesting displays of historic instruments and about Sibelius. Listening to Finlandia in the central auditorium seemed very appropriate and quite an emotional experience - I'd like to check out a concert here some time.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you like classical music and are interested the history of music instruments manufacturing it's absolutely worth it the visit! Especially the actual exhibition in the basement is fascinating.

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Address: Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500, Finland
Phone Number: +358-(0)2-2154494
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku

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