Turku Museum Centre

The Museum Centre of Turku consists of the museums owned by the City of Turku. The Centre is also the Provincial Museum of Southwest Finland.

The Museum Centre is responsible for the city’s cultural, art and natural history museums. It is also responsible for assembling and maintaining object and art collections as well as for promoting the preservation of the cultural environment. The Centre upholds cultural heritage and visual culture; the basis of the Museum Centre is the research and distribution of information through exhibitions and publications.

From the Museum Centre’s core principles arises the aim to reinforce local identity and the understanding of cultural meanings. In addition to highlighting local issues the Centre also participates in international initiatives.