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Sibeliusmuseum

Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500, Finland
+358 2 2154494
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Relatively small, text in English, Finnish and Swedish. Even if you read absolutely everything, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lillemusen
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Stockholm, Sweden
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a must for Sibelius lovers

I am an unashamed Sibelius lover, so had to go to this museum! A modern, stark building from the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
B B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11-16, Wednesdays also 18-20 The Sibelius museum is the only museum totally devoted to music in Finland. The museum building, designed by Woldemar Baeckman, is one of the most original Finnish creations of the 1960s. A selection taken from the 1900 instruments of traditional and art musics from all around the globe is exhibited. One room is naturally reserved for Sibelius´s life and work. During the autumn, winter, and spring seasons the museum hosts chamber music concerts on Wednesday evenings.The collections available at the Sibelius museum are of interest to both experts and ordinary music lovers.
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Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500, Finland
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+358 2 2154494

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively small, text in English, Finnish and Swedish. Even if you read absolutely everything, you are done in max 90 min. Interesting instruments display and Sibelius life, conductor section nothing worth seeing. No cafe or food, meagre choice of gifts in a giftshop. Entrance 4...More

Thank Lillemusen
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I am an unashamed Sibelius lover, so had to go to this museum! A modern, stark building from the outside but is inviting and well laid out on the inside. The staff kindly played my favourite Sibelius music while I looked over some fascinating manuscripts,...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I hate the building, it's ugly and unfriendly - but, a bit like the Tardis, don't be put off by the Interior! Currently there's an exhibition on 100 years of .Finnish composers - and it's fascinating. Do take a look if you are in town...More

Thank Lorna K
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I travelled on a VOYAGES JULES VERNE tour, where I was left in Turku for an extra two days. Upon arrival at this museum, the ticket clerk made me feel very welcome. As a Sibelius enthusiast, I asked for the Karelia suite and sat alone...More

Thank juliant919
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The museum is located in a beautiful moden building. There is collection of music instruments and a presentation of Sibelius life. Nice way to discover this famous Finish composer.

Thank Lews31
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Licated just behind the cathedral, it us a concrete building most likely from the 70s. It is a wuirt place, dedicated to the eminent composer and hosting temporary exhibits like just now "conducting in Finland"

Thank Zenaidasworld
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The museum is certainly interesting for those into classical music and Sibelius, though in all honesty the display is rather outdated and could do with modernisation. That said, the building itself is incredibly beautiful and everything from materials to furniture and display cases in the...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 23 July 2016

A beautiful building offering a fascinating collection of musical instruments together with a rich and absorbing history of Sibelius' life and music. When not being used for concerts, the auditorium is used to play his music providing a musical backdrop to your visit. Really worthwhile.

Thank robert p
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not being particularly interested by the history of music I did not expect much from this museum however the visit was surprisingly pleasant. The museum is split in 2 parts, the first exposing a collection of (mostly ancient) instruments. It is very well done and...More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The central location of the museum next to the cathedral is worth taking advantage of if you are in any way interested of the work of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) who was born in Hämeenlinna and died in Järvenpää and got part of...More

Thank vivian L
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