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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20740, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Really shows the culture

This museum really shows the way of life in Turku in the past. Not only about handicrafts but also how CITY life was. If I remember correctly, this was the only block that fully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sanna K
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum really shows the way of life in Turku in the past. Not only about handicrafts but also how CITY life was. If I remember correctly, this was the only block that fully survived the Turku fire. Must see!

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Helsinki, Finland
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums to visit! The museum area itself is unique: it is an actual, authentic part of the city founded in 1775, and still standing. The small, wooden houses and tiny courtyards will take you into a memorable trip to the past. Today the old buildings house various examples of old working methods: you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

You have to see this area, even if you are local. Entering the museum area brings you back to the history. Little houses and companys have really existed, so you can feel the spirit of history and life back then. Old people are representing ancient occupations in the houses and telling great stories of the life hundred years ago. This... More 

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Thank Anne Y
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit before Christmas! In addition to finding out how craftsmen and -women used to live and work, they tell you about old Finnish traditions of the Yuletide. A flashlight would have been useful, though :).

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Greece
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It was really something worth visiting, and definitely one of the highlights that the city has to offer. Totally feels like you're timetravelling back to that era and the guides inside the houses, dressed in traditional costumes, gave us a lot of interesting information and were really kind and helpful. Also, we visited just before Christmas so there was a... More 

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Turku, Finland
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184 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is surprising how the average height has increased so much! If you are over 5'9" you will probably hit your head a lot so be careful haha. PS. it's FREE on Turku Day.

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Turku, Finland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the most interesting sights in Turku, even for those who are not so fond of history. On summertime there are people dressed up in old clothes and they show and tell you about life on those times, different daily tasks, occupations etc. The houses have always been there, not moved from anywhere. You can truly feel and sense... More 

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Thank Latimeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I just love this museum. An authentic little piece of history of Turku. Saved from the great fire of 1827 and from modern times, this is a "must see" in Turku. Good for young an old. A guided tour is highly recommended.

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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

An open-air museum where there's numbers of 18th century wooden house still located in the same area. Each of the house represent a type of handicraft / lifestyle in the olden days.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great location in the heart of Turku. Well preserved old area and beautifully set up as an outdoor museum. Maybe it's just me but "handicrafts' museum makes it sound to me like it's all about sewing and weaving and this is so much more than that. It's a preserved old town with all the old trades; bookbinder, printer, smith, potter... More 

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