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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I could not believe that I spent 2 hours in a Handicrafts Museum. But this museum is about displaying a way of life in a Finnish 19th century village. There is both the interest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could not believe that I spent 2 hours in a Handicrafts Museum. But this museum is about displaying a way of life in a Finnish 19th century village. There is both the interest in the housing and of the many trades and crafts performed by its inhabitants. There is something for everyone - knitters, sowers, dress making, watch making,... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interested in seeing how a 18th century wooden city looked like in real life with it's handicraft occupations like bakery, post office, shuemaker shop and many others. Visit the Handicraft museum in Turku and get amazed how things were long time ago. It gives for sure new perspectives to our current lives, too. You can't even imagine.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Luostarinmäki is really fascinating piece of the old city, to see how people lived 100-200 years back. The houses were built in late 18th and early 19th century and were saved from the big fire in Turku (year 1827). It's quite big area so save hours if you are interested in history and there is so many tiny details to... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit but during summertime. Only part of Turku which is still the same after big fire in early 1800. Active museum during summertime and you can also see how people lived and see really how they worked but only during summer, Christmas is the difference, then everybody should come to Turku because that is the only place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For visitors interested in the social and economic history of Turku ( and Finland more generally) , this last remaining area of the 19th century city is well worth a visit. There is only sparse interpretation of the individual buildings, but the artefacts from each area of work and domestic life speak for themselves about the nature of the community... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellently conserved entire town of 19th century streets, yards, buildings, interiors and tools fascinated both us adults and the initially suspicious child. I highly recommend this wonderful outdoor museum for all kinds of visitors. Several of the houses host professionals presenting and explaining the craftmanship of their fore-fathers and mothers. Cosy and spacious cafeteria by the entrance serves delicious cakes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit hesitant to enter the museum area due to our young kids, but it was interesting to see the old buildings and crafting in action, even for the kids.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked by chance in front of this museum and decided to have a quick look as handicraft stuff is not really my cup of tea! However I was pleasantly surprised, the museum is in the form of an ancient wood village, you can walk from house to house and discover various occupations and related tools in each. The bonus is... More 

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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This was something I wanted to see when visiting Turku. Its only a short walking distance from the city center and it's worth it. The open air museums shows how life was during 18th and 19th centuries. Unfortunately most of these kinds of old wooden houses burned in the Great Fire of Turku but luckiliy these were saved. It was... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Fantastic museum and the best in Turku. Very well preserved buildings. Super friendly staffs who trying their very best to explain and answering questions. The delicious Finnish pancake is a must to try!

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