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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku P.O. Box 286, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
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Come and see how it was done in the old days. Calm place hiding on a tiny hill in the central Turku.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Come and see how it was done in the old days. Calm place hiding on a tiny hill in the central Turku.

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Shearwater, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For those who profess not to like museums - try this one! It is so easy to immerse yourself in history when it is presented this way. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended.

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salem nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Truly amazing place. Step back in time and stroll the grounds, wander thru the buildings and talk to the really helpful and knowledgable people in costume. It is not so far for the city center,and Turku cathedral ..well worth the walk uphill. Plus the gift shop sells items that are actually made on site.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really old houses, which luckily survived the big fire. Everything is well preserved, many houses complete with their original furniture. You could easily imagine people living their lives there.

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Viareggio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Luostarinmaki is all was left since the last great Turku fire and basically reproduce the living "standards" in the beuilding left. A place to spend a good hour or little more, it gives you an hindsight of the poor (by today standards) and particulalrly harsh living conditions. It's a striking contrast to compare these 300 years-old houses with similar age... More 

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agawam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I'm laughing as I write this. It was raining hard that day. We walked, in the rain, to these exhibits and, learned, from a Finnish lady, "Always bring your umbrella in Finland."

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum is interesting as visitors can walk among the old wooden houses of Turku, some of the few to survive the fire, and picture life from an earlier era. In the summer there are craftspeople demonstrating various handicrafts and they're quite knowledgeable about them. It's on a hill and can get a bit muddy after a rain but is... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a guided tour and were able to see a bit of the museum only becuase it wasn't open to the public yet. The season only starts in May but we were lucky to see inside a couple of buldings. What is so special about this open air museum is that all the bulding are the original building from... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Liked it a lot. You get an insight of how people lived in the beginning of the 19th century. And it's not just 2-3 houses, it's like a whole village. That's what's made it very special for me.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was here with a friend in August 2014, on probably the hottest day of the year. It was degrees celsius most of the day, and awfully humid. So the weather was not the best for this type of adventure. Since we came on the ferry we had just 10 hours to "do the town". But sweating and panting aside,... More 

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Address: Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku P.O. Box 286, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku

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