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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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Nice step back into the past

Great location in the heart of Turku. Well preserved old area and beautifully set up as an outdoor museum. Maybe it's just me but "handicrafts' museum makes it sound to me like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great location in the heart of Turku. Well preserved old area and beautifully set up as an outdoor museum. Maybe it's just me but "handicrafts' museum makes it sound to me like it's all about sewing and weaving and this is so much more than that. It's a preserved old town with all the old trades; bookbinder, printer, smith, potter... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice place to spend few hours with history and old atmosphere. Even kids are interested to walk around as long as you go first to the shop and by some old-fashioned candy :)

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The name is a little misleading. The handicrafts are few and done in the historic methods - shoe cobbler, lace making, etc. But if you like architecture this will give you a great introduction to Finnish historic style.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It took us a while to find this but it was well worth the effort. The craftsmans' cottages are well preserved and in many of them there were live demonstrations of the craft in question. You were encouraged to ask questions and everyone spoke English.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Don't miss this interesting open air museum when you visit Turku! I like their well-kept old houses. They're charming. When you're here you'll feel like you've been taken to a small village back in hundreds years ago. There is a functional old post office here. Send some postcards from there! It's unique.

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Yesterday my wife and I revisited Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum after a long absence to see how it may have changed over the years (it hasn't much). Since Turku's major tourist draw, the Castle, is inexplicably closed even during the height of the summer season on Mondays, the Museum offers a good alternative as a centrally located historical venue. Our experience... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Wau, what a place, I visited this place about 20 yrs ago with my kids and came back w my granddaughter (5 yrs) and she was really interested how people lived some hundred yrs ago. This was interesting also for me to compare people´s life today and what has happened during this period of time and how it difference from... More 

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BURY ST EDMUNDS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You will be met by charming costumed ladies who will take you round the streets of a part of Turku not burned by the great fire. The wooden houses all exhibit crafts and craftsmen/women working as of old. Makes one appreciate the present day!! Not to be missed.

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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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