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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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Hamid Tebyanian (15 months ago)
If u wanaa see the real turku u have to visit this.... Highly recommended
HotPinkBerry (2 years ago)
I absolutely loved this place! The hand crafters thought me a lot of new things and were very kind. Thought when I took the tour the guide was horrible. He seemed blunt and had no answers to my questions. You don't need to be passionate about your job as long as you are good at it, and he wasn't even good. I could have gone to Google and enjoy my tour more than from listening to him.
Grace Crislip (2 years ago)
What an amazing museum! Very fun to explore life in 1800s Finland. The only thing was that some of the museum was locked away. I hope in the years to come, they will be opened. Over a wonderful museum and in the top 3 of my favourite aces in Turku.
Bianca W (2 years ago)
This is a beautiful old village that has been restored and is well looked after. If you're curious about how people used to live in Finland, this is the place for you! The old wooden buildings showcase craftsmanship through the ages, as well as the lifestyle of Finns hundreds of years ago. You can freely roam through the village and explore galleries and a variety of craftsmen's dwellings. The staff dotted throughout the village are also super helpful in explaining the lifestyle and the functionality of many of the tools and amenities. I loved roaming around and exploring the place, though I do wish they'd have an audio guide.
Alice Picari (2 years ago)
Very beautiful walk in the past. I love each house and reconstruction. The explication about how this museum born was a pleasure to listen. I highly suggest to visit it
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