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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku P.O. Box 286, Finland
+35822620350
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Turku
Type: Specialty Museums
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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

of the past time and how people lived in Turku. Always a worth for a visit. It is situated nor far from the city center.

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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was a bit difficult to find the handicraft museum - signing is poor, ant walking from the city center requires climbing 100 stairs on a hill. But it is worth the effort. Original houses with their original furniture and equipment, and the highlight - artists and handimen demonstrating traditional arts using traditional equipment.

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Upland, California, United States
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155 reviews 155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Some excellent reconstruction of days gone by. A few of the multiple rooms and cabins are staffed by costumed workers doing their crafts: printer; sewing fur, weaving. There are also guided tours.

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Broome, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

walking through the old historic buildings and streets was a nice way to pass a few hours and enjoy the sights and feelings of an old european city. the wooden buildings, houses, shops were enjoyable to walk through and see how life was back in the day. interesting to see just how they managed to complete many jobs that we... More

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Toa Payoh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I didn't regret my half day in this handicraft museum! Sometimes it actually felt surreal, because the staff are dressed in traditional wear from the past, making me feel like i was truly walking down a street in the past. There are also little exhibitions one of which was on traditional weddings then, and it was interesting reading on their... More

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Plano, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is one of the must-sees for anyone traveling to Turku, especially if you like history and old buildings. It was fascinating to see how the people lived 200+ years ago, and their buildings that were specific to the various trades were cool to see.

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Turku, Finland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very special and unique visiting place from 18th century. You can see the presentation there for very old method of work

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Hanko, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is an excellent place, but like most things in Finland, it was closed when I visited it in November!! It is open only in summer and in Christmas time. I could see some of it through the gate, though, but I was totally disappointed.

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Turku, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A very nice museum if you are interested in old, original wooden buildings and interiors. It is a bit tricky to walk around for people with disabilities or small children in strollers.

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Helsinki, FInland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Luostarinmaki is the area in Turku which was preserved in a huge fire that burnt the rest of the town in 1827. Many of the houses were built in the 18th century, and they have been furnished in the style of that time period. All the houses portray a different story: in one, a tailor lived, in another, a sailor;... More

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