Summer is back and bicycles are once again available for loan from the Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House, the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku Castle and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art.

Loaning a bicycle is a great way of getting from one museum to the next, allowing you to explore the city, its built environments, history and public art along the way. Before you get on your loan bike, you might also want to pick up one of the many route maps available at the museums, which will help you find the city's most notable outdoor sculptures, environmental artworks and architectural and historical sites. The maps are part of the city's cultural exercise routes and are available from the museums of the museum centre of Turku, the city's main library as well as Turku's Tourist Information. Alternatively, you can download the maps in the form of a mobile application at www.turku.fi/en/leisure/culture/cultural-exercise-routes.

By lending bicycles, the museum centre of Turku wants to increase the attractiveness of Turku as a cultural travel destination and offer citizens and tourists a convenient way of exploring the city.

How to loan a bicycle
Bicycles are available for loan during museum opening hours and must be returned by 5pm on the same day. Loaned bicycles can be returned to any of the museums that lend them. For example, a bicycle loaned from Turku Castle can be returned to the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum. 

In order to loan a bicycle, you will need to pay the museum's admission fee. When you loan a bicycle, you will also be provided with a helmet and a bike lock.

The bicycles will are available for loan

  • Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House until 31 August
  • Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku Castle and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum until 17 September