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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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It rained; we went and enjoyed

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."

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Viareggio, Italy
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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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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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