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“Welcome to Turku town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku P.O. Box 286, Finland
+35822620350
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Turku
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Turku, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Welcome to Turku town”
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

Visited June 2013
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Hanko, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Closed!”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Turku, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice outdoors museum”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, FInland
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“History comes to life!”
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; one of the houses was a shop and another, a book print; it goes on and on.. There are about 20 different houses and everywhere there's lots to look at. And what's even better, there are people there who tell you about the every day life of the people who lived in the area in the 19th century. They can also demonstrate old work methods, and if you are lucky, you get to try at least some of them. They are also dressed in old-style clothes. They are quite friendly and willingly answer any questions you might have.
I visited this place with my 6-year-old who just could not get enough of it! We spent hours there looking into the tiny wooden houses. It was a sunny summer sunday which of course made everything look even better. We were able to try our hands in knitting lace, book-binding and decorating paper.
I'd happily recommend this place to almost anyone interested in history (and even if you aren't, maybe you'll get interested because of this wonderful live museum). They even have guide services in many languages. In the museum shop you can buy lovely handicrafts made at the museum. Next door to the museum there's a nice cafeteria where you can get refreshments.
And it's actually not far from the city centre, a walking distance if you don't mind a little walk; next door is a lovely park with a playground. You'll get to walk more in the museum, as the area is rather big. Take a bottle of water with you on a hot day! This place is not good with people who have problems in walking as you need to climb stairs all the time.

Visited July 2013
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Knislinge, Sweden
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“Handicraft demonstrations in old wooden housing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This museum has received the Goden Apple international tourism award in 1984. If you are interested in learn how Finns lived and worked in the 18th century then this museum us a must. This area on one of the seven hills survived the Great Fure of Turku in early 19th century. Walking distance from the market square in central Turku. Ooen summer time.

Visited August 2012
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