Sibeliusmuseum

Sibeliusmuseum, Turku: Hours, Address, Sibeliusmuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Sibeliusmuseum
4.5
Concerts • Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
About
A house full of music! The Sibelius museum is the most comprehensive museum of music in Finland. Our goal is to bring to life the history of Finnish music from the 18th century to the present day, and let all genres of music flourish within our walls. A selection taken from the museums 2000 instruments of traditional and art music from all around the globe is exhibited. One exhibition is naturally reserved for Sibelius's life and work. Our concert series, Sibbe Live!, offers live music of different genres on Wednesday evenings, during the fall and spring seasons. Apart from it’s collection on Jean Sibelius, the archive of the Sibelius Museum owns a large collection of different material connected to music, e.g. sheet music, photos and sound recordings. The museum building, designed by Woldemar Baeckman in 1968, is one of the most original Finnish creations of the 1960s.
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Linnea
9 contributions
Highly recommend
Jul 2020
Really interesting museum, I can recommend it for everyone who are interested in music and Jean Sibelius. During fall and spring they even organise live concerts! And the exhibition 2020 about architect Erik Adlercreutz was really nice!
Written 31 July 2020
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Thank you for your kind response. The concerts will start again in September, you are welcome to visit us again!
Written 14 August 2020
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Tony
49 contributions
Classy for a museum
Sep 2019
The museum was quiet the day we attended. The instrument displays were first class. The concert area looked tremendous. Worth a visit and easy to find.
Written 12 September 2019
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Robin O
Halifax, UK131 contributions
A Classical Music Lover's Must See
Aug 2019 • Couples
This museum is split in two - the amazing displays of musical instruments from Early Music times to today and a couple of rooms given over to the life and work of Jean Sibelius.
There are the musical instruments you would expect and others which are weird and wonderful. The basement is given over to fancy pianos and "home" organs, though you'd have to have a very large home.
The main Sibelius room chronicles his life from his early student days onwards and plots his creative development. There are many images of his original autographed works. The room next door has old newsreels available to watch. The first covers many aspects of his life with his wife and daughters at Ainola - and then his funeral which brought tears to our eyes. The other videos are either voice-overed, or are interviews, in Finnish which would benefit from subtitles for those of us not familiar with the language. Our visit kept us totally absorbed for two and a half hours. Brilliant!
Written 11 August 2019
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I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum! And thank you for your feedback. We are looking for a way to add subtitles to the documentary films as we are planning to renew the Sibelius exhibition. At the moment you can find the translation of the dialogue printed in a separate booklet by the screen. Hope you will visit the museum again sometime.
Written 14 August 2019
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland18,557 contributions
Interesting museum of music
Oct 2018 • Couples
Although the name is Sibelius Museum, it is a music museum. There is also much more to see. However, Sibelius plays a big part.

The museum building itself with its stunning Chambre Music Hall is also worth to see.
Written 16 November 2018
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I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the museum!
Written 26 April 2019
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Yinci Y
68 contributions
Small but wonderful
Sep 2018 • Solo
The museum features not only the life and works of Sibelius, but also has a nice collection of different musical instruments from all over the world. I also enjoyed reading the trivia about Sibelius the composer. Very friendly staff. A nice hour spent here.
Written 18 September 2018
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Thank you for your nice comment! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the museum!
Written 26 April 2019
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dog_walking_mum
Greater London, UK67 contributions
Great for classical music lovers ...
Sep 2018 • Family
As a classical music lover, I was very at home here! There is a small display of musical instruments, including a harpsichord you can try playing, and a small exhibition about Sibelius' bohemian lifestyle interwoven with excerpts of music he composed at the time. In the centre is a concert hall and there was classical music playing the whole time so on a rainy day you could just sit there and enjoy the music until closing time ... On Wednesday evenings there is a live concert - jazz when I was there but I think it varies. There is a cloakroom and lockers for small bags but the staff are very friendly and looked after our huge rucksacks behind the desk!
Written 17 September 2018
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EkachaiMa
Basel, Switzerland200 contributions
Great if you're interested in Sibelius and musical instruments.
Jul 2018 • Couples
Spent about 1 hour there before we left Turku. Really worth the time to visit. There are not only exhibition about Sibelius, but also many rare instruments and photos of the past. I like and enjoyed the museum.
Written 23 August 2018
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Lillemusen
Stockholm, Sweden2,378 contributions
Ok
Sep 2017 • Solo
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 eur.
Written 21 September 2017
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B B
Melbourne, Australia190 contributions
a must for Sibelius lovers
Sep 2017 • Family
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, photos and displays of the composer's life. The museum also houses an impressive collection of musical instruments and its current exhibition was celebrating the international success of Finnish conductors. If you are a classical musician you must see this when in Turku.
Written 9 September 2017
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Lorna K
273 contributions
Awful building - wonderful interior
Aug 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 and near the cathedral!

Good toilets.
There are no lockers, so I left my bag with the guy behind the desk.

Tiny store - music related cards and gifts - but a nice restaurant next door and a cafe nearby.
Written 23 August 2017
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