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Piispankatu 17, Turku 20500, Finland
+358 2 2154494
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Valuable narrative to Sibelius' personal life - with music to suit

I travelled on a VOYAGES JULES VERNE tour, where I was left in Turku for an extra two days. Upon... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Crawley, United Kingdom
If you like music

The museum is located in a beautiful moden building. There is collection of music instruments and a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Toulouse, France
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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
+358 2 2154494

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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is certainly interesting for those into classical music and Sibelius, though in all honesty the display is rather outdated and could do with modernisation.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
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This gem of a museum offers a quiet space to listen to Sibelius' music, learn more about his life, times and the development of musical instruments. I loved the elegant, grained concrete arcs framing the small open hall where concerts are sometimes held. We visited...More

1  Thank vandasin
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A great little museum. There are occasional concerts in the evening. There was a lovely recording of Sibelius being played in the small concert hall which was open in the centre of the museum

Thank AlexWembley
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We admired this fantastic place, designed by Woldemar Baeckman. It is one of the most original building of the 1960s in Finland. The Sibeliusmuseum has very well organized collection that connects life and music .

2  Thank Anna K
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