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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J K C (8 months ago)
Lovely idyllic outdoor museum to spend a few hours at. Some of the buildings are not open year-round so it is worth checking ahead of time. There is often events in the summer that showcases more of the traditional handicrafts of Finland. Great place to visit for family with kids.
Monika (8 months ago)
It made me feel like a time-traveler, a must-see in Turku!
Dorje Chen (9 months ago)
This was an interesting open air museum. It was worth the price of admission.
Panagiotis Tatinas (9 months ago)
A very nice place, like an open air museum for those who would like to see how old Turku was
Sami Pentti (10 months ago)
One of the best museums I have been in Finland. There are a lot to see here and the price is quite low. They also have different craftsmen and women working there on some shops who will explain how the old school crafting is done in detail and even show you! Its great to see that kind or stuff in a museum. You can almost feel like going back in time here.
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