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Address: Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2500552
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Fascinating journey to history

This is the best museum in Turku, in my opinion. Hundreds of years old cellars and streets that were found when they renovated the building above them. The museum isn't too big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the best museum in Turku, in my opinion. Hundreds of years old cellars and streets that were found when they renovated the building above them. The museum isn't too big, even small children can easily walk the route around the cellars. Not claustrophobic at all because there is only walls and pavements, the ceilings are mostly collapsed during... More 

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Stockholm
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323 reviews 323 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I only had an hour over just before closing, not enough for this exciting museum that is pedagogically organized.Small nice shop and great cafe on site

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Espoo, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you wan't to visit just one historical place in Turku it would be difficult to choose between the castle and aboa vetus, but aboa vetus is much more diverse than the Castle. Deffinetly worth visiting and really interesting. Although I didn't like that much the modern part where is the changing collection. The entrance fee is although bit too... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My girlfriend from Turku took me here on one of my first visits to the city. It's a great way to find out some of the early history of the city's formation and growth. Was great to be able to walk down into the past and see what things used to be like. As others have mentioned there are multiple... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only checked out the medieval town exhibit, not the contemporary art museum. It ranges from excellent to alright, with the permanent exhibition being for the most part very well thought out and presented. There's just the right amount of reading, doing, and things to see. The imagination is sparked in a satisfying manner all through. Be aware it's rather... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is divided into 3 different parts: an historic part with ruins of the old town, a part with modern art and a contemporary exhibition. I think it's a odd combination of different types of art, but for some reason it really works. I would highly recommand going here.

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Tampere, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum is divided into 3 parts. One is about the history of the place there, and also Turku. Very interesting. The two other parts are about art, also very nice! The entry is not high in my opinion.

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Turku, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you have started the riverside walk from the Turku Cathedral and remained same side of the river and you have spare 8 eur you can visit the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova just to enjoy the nice building and the permanent exhibition “The ruin area of Aboa Vetus” – the other exhibitions have been in most of my visits... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I really enjoyed the archeological portion of the museum, a truly fascinating look into the past that is very grounded to the area and culture, with enhancements to make it interesting for all ages. The art section was interesting. Though the art itself was not my taste, the dichotomy of the new art to the beautiful rooms that held it,... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was very intesting to see some of the early (14th century) history of Turku. Be aware that one needs to be careful of the uneven footing.

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