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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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Interesting and rare!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Orlando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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