Educational collection

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The educational collection includes the museum items that visitors can touch and use. These items are catalogued and their use is monitored. The collection only includes donated items.

This collection was established in 1987 with the opening of the Kylämäki Village in Kurala. The items in the collection are used in the demonstrations of old work methods and life styles. Museum guests are allowed to use the objects. The collection helps conserve intangible cultural heritage attached to the objects.

The collection is stored in the Kylämäki Village in Kurala. The Kylämäki Village exhibits 1940s and 1950s farm life, and most of the items in the educational collection date from the 20th century and are connected to agriculture or housekeeping. The items are however used in all of the Turku Museum Centre’s museums’ exhibitions and public events. The items are also lent to other museums.