Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku: Hours, Address, Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art Reviews: 4/5

Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City art museum. The focal point of the exhibitions is modern and contemporary art. WAM displays c:a four exhibitions annually.
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Heidi R
Southern Finland, Finland386 contributions
Poor exhibition
May 2021
During the covid-19 there were not much choices to visit museums. While visiting Turku we bought tickets to Wäinö Aaltonen Museum.... bad decision. I know that there changing exhibitions, but this one was a low point. One room with one video installation. Horrible.
Written 16 June 2021
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,432 contributions
Again a strange exhibition
Nov 2020
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum (WAM) by the Aura River is the signature museum of the famous Turku-based sculptor.

On our latest visit, there was an exhibition Touched by the Same Breath of Air. It consisted of Rosa Barba’s film and video installations.

The central piece of the exhibition was an expansive steel construction filling the entire WAM sculpture hall.

It was a very strange exhibition. There was much more to see in the entry hall.
Written 29 November 2020
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Phil
Odessa, Ukraine2,188 contributions
Best modern art i Turku
Feb 2020 • Family
We stopped here by chance, and really glad we did. A truely little gem with very interesting art pieces. Not to be missed.
Written 11 February 2020
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland891 contributions
A perfect little gem
Jan 2020
This small museum is absolutely wort a visit.The museum building itself is lovely: clean, airy modern architecture - and they have often very good, small and compact exhibitions.

The museum's cafe is wonderfully retro, looks and feels just as it did when the museum first opened. Friendly service and tasty cinnamon buns and others treats.

I recommend you schedule ca. 1 hour for the exhibitions and enjoying the museum's atmosphere over a cup of coffee in their lovely cafe.
Written 13 January 2020
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Sari M
Turku, Finland12 contributions
Lovely cafe/ restaurant
Sep 2019 • Solo
I often visit the museum, sometimes only for a cup of coffee or lunch as I love the retro style cafe. It fits the arhcitectural style of the building and is reasonably priced as has newspapers to read.
Written 6 September 2019
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T-firehand
Helsinki, Finland101 contributions
Reviewing a museum by an exhibition might be unfair
Aug 2019
Museums with changing exhibitions are quite difficult to review if you are not a constant visitor.

I visited the HC Berg exhibition. And I am happy that I did. It was excellent.

The space in this museum is limited so there cannot be very much to see simultaneously. But you get a very adequate dose of art on one visit.

I was told by an ex Turku habitant that WAM has the best buns on earth. That to me is way overrated. They are not best on any scale to me.
Written 27 August 2019
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youshali
China33 contributions
Good exhibitions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I have been here a couple of times. The exhibitions are usually good and interesting. Last time I visited the Civil War exhibition, which lacked something. It felt incomplete and confusing, and I did not feel like I had learned something there.

The museum itself is grand and has alot to offer.
Written 17 January 2019
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,432 contributions
Hard to understand
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a quite small art museum where the exhibitions are changing.

This time there was an exhibition called 'Civil War'. Already on the street in front of the entrance was one artwork, a semitrailer with building waste from Syria. Not even inside, the exhibition was more understandable.

The building itself with sculptures by Wäinö Aaltonen was more interesting. The entrance hall was strikingly beautiful.

Upstairs is the Photographic Centre Peri with a free entrance.
Written 15 November 2018
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Lisa
52 contributions
Great art works, just really small
Sep 2018 • Friends
Honestly, this museum had some great pieces up but I found it all too small and it was a very short visit in my opinion. I went on Turku day and so I did not have to pay but I think I would have been a bit disappointed if I did, seeing how things in Finland seem to be so expensive. But again, if you don't mind the price, it really has some nice pieces.
Written 17 September 2018
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A J
16 contributions
Mind blown
Nov 2017 • Couples
The collection that you can find here is son diverse and breath taking. Make sure you have enough time when you visit because it fly fast when you are here
Written 7 September 2018
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