The photography collections consist of over 1,7 million photographs, negatives and slides dating back to the 1840s and all the way up to present day.
The items in these collections are donations as well as photographs taken by the museum. The collections focus on photographs depicting Turku and Southwest Finland. There are some true rarities in the collection such as the photograph by Henrik Cajander taken in Turku on 3 November 1842 and considered to be the oldest photograph taken in Finland.
The photographic archive is located in the Turku Museum Centre’s offices on Kalastajankatu. You can order photographs from the archive and get help on issues concerning old photographs.
NB. The photographic archive is closed for the summer. The activity will continue in August, if the Covid-19 situation allows.