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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Vilasinee
San Francisco, CA177 contributions
Well done and well preserved. We spent about 2 hours here and went in every house. Really enjoying seeing and learning about the different crafts.
Written 1 August 2022
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,822 contributions
This museum has lots of stories to tell! The collection of 14 houses (each with several rooms and entrances) captures the life of many people who actually lived in this area in the 19th and 20th century.

Small wooden tablets with texts in Finnish, Swedish and English give a generic introduction to a particular profession (e.g. carpentry, saddle making, etc.) as well as a personalized story about an individual who lived in this area. There are also several nice video displays.

Some houses are manned by people dressed in time-appropriate dress and with knowledge about the particular display. Language skills vary a lot, but the displays themselves tell most of the story.

Unusually, Google maps didn't lead us straight there, but look for the crossing of Klostergatan and Vårdbergsgatan and you will see the entrance to the museum area from there.
Written 8 July 2022
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland990 contributions
Interesting area, the only one that was saved in the big fire a long time ago. Very interesting to see how people used to live and work in the past.
Written 29 July 2021
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Heidi R
Southern Finland, Finland426 contributions
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
Helsinki, Finland25,586 contributions
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, Finland243 contributions
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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
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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, Finland3 contributions
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, Finland932 contributions
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, Arizona95 contributions
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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