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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Address: Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2500552
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Archaeological lovers delight!

Museum of History and Contemporary Art. When we first went in, we saw a display of doll houses from England. These were very intricate and detailed. We then went downstairs to an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diflyhi
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum of History and Contemporary Art. When we first went in, we saw a display of doll houses from England. These were very intricate and detailed. We then went downstairs to an archaeological excavation showing life in Middle Age Turku. It was a very interesting and interactive display suitable for everyone, with activities around the room which kept even the... More 

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Turku
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova is an interesting museum and art gallery by the river Aura. It is built into and under the old merchant palace once owned by the Rettig shipowner family. In the museum part you can take a walk in the medieval city of Turku between the remains of the buildings that have been on the same... More 

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Thank Sanakari
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By visiting Aboa Vetus you can get a glimpse how the city of Turku evolved from the early middle ages to modernin times.

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Thank Markku Leppanen L
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Archeological excavations show what's under the city. Houses, streets, mummified animals. A lot of items to be seen. This museum has it all. The interiors are really beautiful. Also has a nice restaurant and a gift shop.

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Thank Sanna K
birmingham england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

On the same site you can get in touch with Turkku's past and sample contemporary Finnish art. The foundations of Turkku are visible as you wander through the exacavations, under cover. There is an imaginative introduction to the growth of the City which has been designed to involve adults and children alike. In another wing is contemporary Art and the... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favorite museums that I visited during my two week trip of Scandinavia. I have never been to a museum quite like this that blends history and contemporary art. It's really like two separate museums in one, for a great price! The first piece is the history. Archeologists have uncovered stone structures that were part of... More 

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Thank Pamela N
Naantali, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The museum consists of excavations under the previous palace of a wealthy industrial mogul family. The site lies on the very spot where the mediaeval (and pre) Turku was built, uncovering the layers of city structure and dwellings, and a rich selection of archeological findings on site. The building houses an art museum with an interesting own collection and visiting... More 

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Thank Timo L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Beautifully done and really interesting, the text is in English as well as Finnish on the exhibits which I appreciated. I enjoyed the art exhibition.

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Thank John B
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

When you make a walk along river Aura which cross the town Turku is it easy to visit Aboa Vetos & Ars Nova. It's a quite new exhibition hall with high class art's and also a story of Finlands oldest town Turku (in Swedish Åbo)

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Thank stenfrejvikingi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

A very detailed exhibition of the history of Turku. Museum displays have interesting descriptions of their own, and the whole exhibition was linked together by the (imagined?) story of a young child. Some interactive exhibits suitable for younger visitors. It's a shame parts of the museum was under construction when I visited, will come back in the future!

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