Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku: Hours, Address, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Reviews: 4.5/5

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.5
History Museums
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11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
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The Best Museum Experience Ever! Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova combines history, archaeology and contemporary art with hands-on activities and professional guided tours. It is situated in Southwestern Finland, in Turku. The museum's guided tours introduce you to both the fascinating history of Turku, as well as the intriguing changing art exhibitions. In the summer season tours are included in the entrance fee, but they can also be reserved for groups throughout the year. The museum also provides a cosy cafeteria and a lovely gift shop.
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Lucipara
Glasgow, UK137 contributions
This seems a particularly great restaurant for young (school age) children. The story of Matti who lived in the old city in the 1600s, with lots of hands on things to do for kids.
Written 3 July 2022
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Jellona
Vantaa, Finland1,481 contributions
The museum tells you about everyday life in medieval Turku. It's a fascinating though small museum. There is also some modern art in upper floors with the same ticket for those who find it interesting.
Written 14 June 2022
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Johanna K
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The museum is located right in the Turku centre, very easy to reach for example by foot. The atmosphere is calm and quiet, a perfect balance to the busy city. Wonderful authentic ruins below the city, an old street is even beautifully continued outside. It is possible to buy a ticket to the whole museum or just to the archeological / art section.
Written 12 May 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,366 contributions
This Museum of Archaeology and Contemporary Art is located right by River Aura.

You can experience the underground authentic ruins and medieval streets. On our visit, there was a funny dollhouse with mice called Mouseum. Also, there was an exhibition called Luutarha (Bony Tales) showing the bones of different animals.

On the upper floors are changing art exhibitions. On our visit, it was the exhibition 'Osmo Rauhala - Remember to forget everything'. The themes of the works include for example DNA and evolution. The exhibition was quite small and not so interesting.
Written 21 November 2021
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HubertusM
Tampere, Finland77 contributions
Couples
Very nice place to spend time if you are interested in the history of Turku. There is also an exhibition of other artists. When we visited the museum it was an exhibition from Jorma Paranen which I enjoyed very much. I can recommend this place if you are interested in art and history.
Written 23 July 2020
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Maria A
42 contributions
Family
Very interesting and well made exhibition of the life in Turku during the Middle Ages. Interesting to see the artefacts and ruins of houses and read the stories about life then.
We also looked through the other exhibitions, which were both nice but the main and best part were the historical finds.
Written 18 July 2020
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Sarah W
Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions
The entrance price gets you into what is essentially two different museums. The art museum portion on the upper floors had some really interesting modern pieces while the lower floor was the historical portion with ruins from medieval Turku, which was my favourite as there was a lot of information to learn and everything was well preserved and fun to explore. Would also be good for kids as there were several interactive activities as you walked around as well as a story to follow about life in Turku during this era.

This museum would be worth the price if it was just the medieval section, but to have the great art upstairs is a huge bonus.
Written 24 February 2020
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Eva
Finland26 contributions
This place is a very unique experience. You can join a guided tour, or stroll through the exhibition all by yourself and learn a lot about the people and their lives in the Middle Ages. A real archaeological excavation to be explored! Also, they have modern art exhibitions, a shop with lots of fun items for sale, and the restaurant / cafeteria is worth visiting too.
Written 19 February 2020
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Phil
La Coruna, Spain2,269 contributions
Couples
Great combination of history, medieval ruins and modern art. Also a very pleasant cafe. 12 € entry fee. About 2 hours visit. Also open on mondays.
Written 10 February 2020
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Timo K
Espoo, Finland420 contributions
The story of Matti makes the museum easy to follow also for children. For grown-ups it tells the way of living in the medieval Turku. The museum also has a special section of animals for children. Worth a visit!
Written 26 January 2020
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