Luostarinmäen Käsityöläismuseo

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Luostarinmäen Käsityöläismuseo

Luostarinmäen Käsityöläismuseo
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Luostarinmäki is the only continuous district of wooden houses that survived the fire of 1827 in Turku. These houses are over 200 years old and still standing in their original building sites. The houses have been furnished as craftsmen’s homes and workshops, representing over 30 different trades. The museum tells the story of pre-industrial urban craftsmanship. In the summertime craftsmen come to work in the workshops. The museum is open during summer from May to August, and for the Christmas Season in December.
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Heidi R
Southern Finland, Finland386 contributions
Charming place
May 2021
I visited here almost 30 years ago and now again and wasn't disappointed. All those charming small cottages, nice history and beautiful sunshine. What more can you expect? If you like this kind of history, don't miss the place. Only thing I missed: there was a guide who spoke only a little bit Finnish and answered all our questions wrong. She was kind, but didn't understand our questions.
Written 16 June 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,162 contributions
Interesting time trip to the 19th century
Jun 2021
Luostarinmäki Museum Quarter is the only unified wooden house area in Turku that survived the 1827 Turku fire. The old district with its craftsmen was located on the outskirts of the city and was spared from the fire.

It is a miracle that the more than 200-year-old buildings are still standing in their original locations. The area has been spared from rebuilding. So the alleys, courtyards, and homes form a unique milieu.

As the name says, the area is located on a hill. It was a very warm summer day on our visit. We were already sweating as we finally reached the museum. There are many stairs to the numerous buildings. So we visited only half of the buildings.

We have visited many similar museums here in Finland. In that sense, the museum offered nothing new.
Written 10 June 2021
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Helena M
Espoo, Finland232 contributions
Ex tempore visit
May 2021 • Couples
We happened to walk by this museum and decided to go and ask if it was possible to visit. Due to Covid19 restrictions a visit to the museum should have been booked in advance but we were told that we can visit if we keep the visit short.

The area is very interesting and it’s amazing that so many old buildings are still standing. It felt like a trip back in time. It was nice to see how people used to live and all the an old tools etc.
Written 17 May 2021
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raikouri
11 contributions
Great presentation of 18th century life
Jul 2020 • Family
Dont let the name fool you - yes it has a nice display of different handicrafts with local staff showing you how things were done before industrial revolution.
But it is much more than that. For me it was mostly about seeing how Turku looked like 250 years ago. You get the feel of the streets, architecture, construction methods, rooms, etc of a 18th century life in a city.
Written 12 July 2020
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Nele L
Turku, Finland2 contributions
Definitely worth a vist.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth a vist,historical a very cool place! We had a nice trip in luostarinmäki.The ticket price was also affordable.
Written 12 February 2020
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SakiJR
Turku, Finland926 contributions
Old wooden houses museum with interiors
Jan 2020 • Family
Good place and area to wonder and visit. Well maintained old wooden housing and farmlike building museum. Good shop and coffee and snacks bar. I recommend, especially if you have few days to visit Turku city area.
Written 12 January 2020
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Carpediemkath
Tucson, Arizona93 contributions
Fantastic outdoor living museum
Jun 2019
I attended in June 2019 and it was just perfect. There were multiple displays of early Finnish life, finely crafted pieces of furniture, and people in period dress who explained how it all worked. In many ways it's similar to outdoor living museums found in many towns around the world.
There's a small cafe that serves delicious homemade sandwiches and amazing pastries. There's also a gift shop that sells traditional handmade Finnish craft items. For those into postal history and special postmarks, visit the post shop and send a postcard with a special postmark available only at the Luostarinmäki.
I highly recommend a visit to this small museum especially if you're interested in Finnish crafts and folk art.
Written 15 November 2019
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Epu
8 contributions
Finnish historical way to live
Jun 2019
Great place TaKe your time. It suits everyone. Like an old town. We enjoy everything. You can learn a lot of tradition
Written 9 October 2019
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Tamborilaire
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain95 contributions
Perfect for children and adults
Aug 2019
A great place to directly see the old way of leaving in an original town. Also they have games for children in order to discover and learn about the traditions.
Written 17 September 2019
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Tony
49 contributions
Old times remembered
Sep 2019
For visitors unfamiliar with the Finnish historical way of life, this small “village” is worth the visit and walking between hubs. The retirees may recognise a few practices and implements, but seeing their way of life and trade skills are memorable. We found free parking close to the site.
Written 12 September 2019
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