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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, Turku 20700, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 2 2620350
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Here you can see timber houses, which are left from Turku before 1827, the year most of the city burned. In the houses you can see artisans'homes and working places, and in summer... read more

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75 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can see timber houses, which are left from Turku before 1827, the year most of the city burned. In the houses you can see artisans'homes and working places, and in summer there are artisans working; it is interesting to see them using traditional methods. Now it is Easter time, and we had a chance to get acquainted with... More 

Thank vedet
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is a well kept piece of history. It is fairly small but still interesting. The houses are real old houses, and inside them you can see real old tools and household items. Maybe not the most exciting museum, but definitely interesting.

Thank Riikka H
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The old section of Turku, a little part that excaped the Great Fire of Turku 1827, shows how common people lived in Turku in the 19th century and how the craftsmed worked. A pleasant place to visit, and quite educating for all ages!

Thank Tiina H
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the historical part of Turku introducing the buildings, small yards and rooms in a way they were 100 years ago. There's a relaxing atmosphere and you will forget all your trobles and stress in this place. I especially love the smell of the old wood, smoke and tar! If I were a tourist in Turku, this would be... More 

Thank 396ullak
Turku, Finland
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409 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Must have been over ten years since I'd been to Luostarimäki museum last time, but I've been there quite a few times when the kids were small. This time I went there to see how people celebrated Chritmas in former times. The museum is usually closed in the winter, but opens up for a few weeks around Christmas, when they... More 

Thank MosseTurku
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The handicraft museum offers what is left of the old Turku with original buildings and in the summertime there can be seen how old handicraft techniques work.

Thank Helena F
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a real piece of Turku history, most of the buildings are their original positions and survied the big fire 1827 and also everything moved to that are really supports the story that this museum is telling

Thank Kreivi
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are intrested of old times you should reserve few hours time to visit this place. There is a lot to see. I enjoyed seeing a person to make a ribbon. I was surprised to see tobaccoplants outside.

Thank Hanne2014
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have been to this museum a couple of times during the summer as I lived in Turku for many years. It is great when people are on hand to explain a few of the shops and buildings. The most important thing about this museum is that the buildings are in their original spots! Most 'old areas' like this in... More 

Thank Grant S
Cookham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a collection of buildings which managed to survive the fire which destroyed old Turku nearly 200 years ago and is perhaps even more remarkable that people born there were actually still living in the buildings until late last century. I can't imagine what it must have been like living and working through a Finnish winter in these cramped... More 

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