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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

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Address: Itaeinen Rantakatu 38, Turku 20810, Finland
Phone Number: +358 3 5822620850
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City...

Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City art museum. The focal point of the exhibitions is modern and contemporary art. WAM displays c:a four exhibitions annually.

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Nice place for coffee or fast lunch

I like the place and the people visiting there. The staff is friendly. Food is ok and sometimes even really good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2016
Lehtinen
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Turku, Finland
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Helsinki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We just by coincidence visited this exhibition on art and culture and how these has been utilized in the political play among others on the scene of faith and religion! The examples this time was from Russia, with a lot of great art on display! We spent about two hours here and it was bearly enough! I do recommend to... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Inspiring modern era building. Not sure about the art itself though when I was visiting it. Easy access location in the heart of the town.

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Thank pekkapleppanen
Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place many many times and it's always nice to go there, but not all exhibitions are obviously for everyone. There was an interesting photography exhibition in the upper floor that was concerning gay culture the last time I visited but I didn't exactly enjoy the main exhibition. This place is a very general type of museum. Not... More 

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Thank Sanna K
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I like the place and the people visiting there. The staff is friendly. Food is ok and sometimes even really good.

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Thank Lehtinen
Southwest Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It is one of the must see place in Turku, if interested to know and see the History - Art and Culture of Turku and Finland

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Thank Vandana K
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I can warmly recommend the museum: it is not big but it has very good exhibitions; and because of the compact size, you can really concentrate on each individual piece of art. The building itself is a beautiful example of modernist style. It also houses a small cafe that still has the original furniture - and a big fish tank:... More 

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

They didn't have any actual art there, just a performance. I guess it changes all the time though. The cafe is nice and has a large fish tank, and a great view of the riverside.

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Thank keef1988
Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Originally a museum for a finnish sculptor, but the museum is nowadays used more like a gallery for contemporary art with big retrospective shows or group shows. The museum has a nice cafe.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We liked the building and collection of museum . But it shows just a few the Waino Aaltonen sculptures.

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Thank Anna K
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

There were many kinds of art works, at least I liked! It's about two years ago, when I went there the last time.

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