Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

Turku, Finland

Luostarinmäki is the only unified part of the Turku city that survived the conflagration of 1827. The area consists of 18 blocks of original 18th century – early 19th century buildings on their original location. Today Luostarinmäki is an outdoor museum that offers over 30 workshops from different fields of craftmanship display the City's handicrafts history and craftsmen's dwellings.

During the summer season, the museum's workshops have craftsmen working there every day. The museum's shops, postal office and cafeteria serve customers round the year.


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Founded: ca. 1800
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Marco Giustiniani (6 months ago)
It is an open-air museum compounded by 14 blocks of wooden houses survived to the big fire of 1827. It is pretty well preserved and the interiér are well prepared with what was in the past.
Einat Schreibman Fainholtz (7 months ago)
A living history museum, describing life in the city of Turku in the 19th century, before the fire in 1827. A neighborhood of wooden houses is being recreated on the spot, where each sub-house is located in a residential environment around an inner courtyard In the various complexes, physical, museum and interactive displays are set up (through role-playing games, some of which are simulated, playing ancient games outside and computerized 3D moves in the city of Turku, most of which does not exist today due to the fire) In the complex there is a cafe and a souvenir shop. The place is fascinating, fun for both adults and children!
Jana Krištanová (7 months ago)
This is truly hipster place, worth of at least half a day visit, if not the whole day visit. I didn't know that, arrived 1,5 hours before the closing time, and managed to explore up to 5 houses. Every building presents some craftsmanship from the past, with a lot of examples. Sometimes there are people that work at the place, presenting their craftsmanship directly to the visitors. A lot of information is written on the information tables, but you can use also audio guide scanning QR codes placed at the information tables.
Maria Kastruni (8 months ago)
You really need 2-3 hours to see everything. Really nice museum with real experience feeling from living in the 1800-1900. It was an eye opener even to a Finn. Lovely in so many ways. There was actors and village sounds all around.
Lidia VH (8 months ago)
I've been looking forward to visit this place because I knew that it's one of the most important place for Turku, but honestly I didn't know that it's so awesome. I can't explain it so the only way it's that you visit it by yourself
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