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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku P.O. Box 286, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Turku
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It's amazing that so small part of city was "saved" from year 1827 huge fire. Unique wooden buildings still remaining. Buildings are restored and open for public, small fee for guided tour.

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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
78 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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