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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20740, Finland
Phone Number: +35822620350
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank JMGeneva
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank niinan2
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Andy L
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This open air museum is the classic place to see original living in the city over 200 years ago. We visited here with small kids on Saturday afternoon in the June with no rush at all. There were nice historical tasks for children guided by authentic staff. The whole museum area looks small but is surprisingly wide with lot of... More 

Thank Antti L
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The museum was interesting, but the staff on duty were not very helpful when it came to speaking English. There are some interesting artifacts in the museum, but there are a lot of similarities between the Amuri workers museum in Tampere and this one. I was hoping for more crafts to be demonstrated, but I think we were maybe there... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum was so much more than we expected. It looks to be a small place, but there is so much to see, budget enough time. / Each cottage, carefully staged to represent the skills of the craftsman who lived there centuries ago, was fascinating. / The museum folk were dressed in period costume and were genuinely eager to... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A remarkable piece of history, basically a small area of Turku which escaped the great fire and has been preserved. Many of the buildings have a guide in period costume and certainly make an effort to make you feel welcome - I suspect they love what they do. On the down side, before double checking I was expecting more local... More 

Thank DrGordy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a beautiful place to see. Its as if you had stepped into the past. You can see how people lived long ago. Hand making everything from bread to tools. Living in simple homes, working hard, raising families, people getting together for coffee. You can imagine the children running outside and playing!! Its a must see!!

Thank katerinakang
Constanta, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The museum consists in a series of houses that served as a place to work and sometimes as a place to live for people doing different crafts. Unfortunately, about 50% of them were closed when we visited. For the other half, there were people doing the crafts described, or being able to explain about the craft. The saddest part was,... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The historical Koiramäki series from Mauri Kunnas has been for years the big favorite for our 5 year old. Luostarinmäki shows the city life of the same era in much detail and boy did we have good time. It's outdoors so there would be something interesting for a small kid museum or not, but we spent couple of hours checking... More 

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