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
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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HubertusM
Tampere, Finland76 contributions
2 day visit in Turku
Jul 2020 • 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
37 contributions
Visit during holiday
Jul 2020 • 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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triSarahtopsNZ
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions
Two museums in one!
Feb 2020
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
Unique experience
Jul 2019
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
Odessa, Ukraine2,188 contributions
History & modern art
Feb 2020 • 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
Follow the story of young Matti in medieval Turku
Jan 2020
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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AleksTii
Huittinen, Finland43 contributions
Nice small exhibion.
Apr 2019
Take a look under the city of Turku. A small part of old Turku has been digged out ftom the ground. Great place to see some history.
Written 14 October 2019
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Anne_marcheuse
Brest, France27 contributions
Aboa Vetus: terrific!!!
Jul 2019
I really loved Aboa Vetus. The old street is very interesting and stirring, the exhibition is fascinating. I enjoyed the calligraphy stall and it was great to listen to the sound of ancient musical instruments. This is a very good place for adults, but also for children. It's extremey well organized. Indeed enjoyable. I liked the small exhibition about animals too.
A fascinating experience!
Written 8 August 2019
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Tracy Metz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands74 contributions
Strong work by Saara Ekström
Jul 2019
The archeology is very well presented with an engaging and accessible story. And the strong work of contemporary artist Saara Ekström was a real discovery!
Written 29 July 2019
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Pentti S
Sun City Center, FL117 contributions
History of often burnt down city
Jun 2019 • Friends
As the City of Turku, an old capitol of Finland, has been burnt down several times in its international history, this place gives you an understanding of the life, the way it has been in the early days of this city. Location under a placa like building adds to its attraction.
Written 29 July 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00


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