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Sibeliusmuseum

Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500 , Finland
+358-(0)2-2154494
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Turku
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A very interesting museum. Takes about an hour to look round. There are lots of instruments on display which are interesting as works of art as well as their musical quality. There is an auditorium where you can sit and listen to some of Jean Sibelius' music. Worth a visit.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This museum contains many clearly displayed exhibits, with supporting written remarks in Finnish and English. Some old films can be viewed, although the commentary is in Finnish, the snippets of music are a delight. Also some audio visual equipment. We also went to a concert in the evening, although the music was by other composers. The museum also houses an... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a small museum but with a lot to see. I believe that there are about 1400 instrument from various countries. All the instruments are well displayed and the space in the museum makes it pleasant to walk around. The section on Sibelius is interesting and well done. Don't expect the Louvre but it is well worth the small... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a small museum which doesn't cost much to enter. And it is a delight for music-lovers, much more than those wishing to learn more about Sibelius, the man. The exhibition on Sibelius is found in a small tiny room. But the rest of the exhibition on musical instruments wraps itself round the main concert hall. The display is... More

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Kingisepp, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

It's a great museum where you can see almost all musical instruments and listen to great music. Very interesting! It's definitely worth visiting. It's a must, I should say.

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Turku, Finland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Yeah, it was just okay to walk around and see many different old instruments. However the concert I saw there was very nice.

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