The colourful history of S/S Bore started in Sweden in 1960. During its active years, the vessel sailed on the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, for example. Finally, Bore ended up as a teaching and museum ship in Turku (Finland), after many owners and through various twists and turns.
S/S Bore was built in Oskarshamn, Sweden, in 1960. The ship sailed on the route Turku–Mariehamn (Finland)–Stockholm. During these seventeen years, the ship, known as ‘Zero Bore’, established its place in the hearts of Turku residents.
Café Navigare is an inviting summer café on the back deck of the ship, with a view to the riverside landscape of the Aura River.
The café serves fresh pastries, savoury snacks and refreshing beverages.
Navigare’s deck areas on both sides of the ship are used as a café terrace. They are also licenced areas for serving alcoholic drinks.
S/S Bore’s summer cafe Café Navigare is open again in summer 2021. Opening hours are Tue – Sat from 2pm to 8pm. Summer café Navigare will be closed during the winter.
We look forward to seeing you!
Bore and its facilities are excellent for holding meetings and negotiations.
The ship has eight spaces of various sizes for events with 6–150 people.
Bore is a great combination of traditional atmosphere and modern meeting technology. Wireless internet connection is available everywhere on Bore.
Spend an unforgettable hostel night at a museum ship! Charm and atmosphere of an old cruise ship.
S/S Bore, or ‘Zero Bore’ as Turku residents know it, was completed in 1960 in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The location of Bore, now a museum ship, and the hostel operating onboard the ship is ideal – on the Aura River, in front of Forum Marinum. The guests can even walk from the harbour to the hostel. Read more on how to find Bore here.
Open June 9 – July 30
(Exceptions: June 24 open 11am-3pm, June 25 closed)
3 € /person
Place: Studio canopy
For all ages
Ticket sales: Adventure Park info (cash and debit/credit cards)
Open June 9 – July 30
(Exceptions: June 24 open 10.15am-3pm, June 25 closed)
Pollution-free puttering in pedal cars in the super-popular Traffic Town! Come test your own driving skills. You can also rent your own Safari Car for pedalling all around Kupittaa Park.
For safety reasons, bicycling is not allowed in Traffic Town while the park is open. Outside park hours, cyclists are welcome to ride in Traffic Town and, for example, the traffic lights are still in use.
The Mushroom Fountain, splash pool and babbling brooks are popular spots on a hot summer day! The Mushroom Fountain is under renovation but will be opened shortly!
Theatre music playschool
Theatre music playschool is a shared activity for kids and grown-ups that's all about doing things together, play and singing, playing and listening to music. Language: Finnish
Duration: 30–45 min.
2.50 € / child or one stamp on the Multipass
For all ages
Ticket sales: Adventure Park info
Fairy tale adventure
A play adventure within the Adventure Park area. Language: Finnish
Open June 9 – July 30
(Exceptions: June 24 open 10am-3pm, June 25 closed)
Phone: +358 (0)40 186 8718
The info point serves visitors between the Adventure house and The Studio canopy. We will be happy to help you with any questions you might have. We accept cash and debit/credit cards. We do not accept any bills in denominations higher than 20 euros.
- Activity point tickets, excluding Traffic Town and Safari Cars (separate ticket sales in Traffic Town)
- Lost and found
- First aid supplies
The Adventure Park area is always open and free of charge. The park has a large number of swings, climbing structures and other playground equipment, which can also be used outside normal park hours.
Adventure Park is located on the outer edge of the expansive Kupittaa Park, close to the Kupittaa railway station. It is roughly two kilometres from the Market Square.
Located on the edge of Kupittaa Park, Adventure Park is an activity centre for children and families alike. Adventure Park is part of the national network of children's culture centres . Since its opening in 1982, Adventure Park has served as a provider of children's culture. Regularly changing theatre performances, participative events and workshop activities are the cornerstones of Adventure Park operations. Adventure Park is part of City of Turku Youth Services.
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
Have your field trip in Turku!
Welcome to the 18th century and to the oldest wooden house in Turku. On our guided tour you will learn how the gentry lived almost 300 years ago. Who was Pipping, the master of the house?
The museum also houses a 19th century pharmacy. You will learn what pharmacies and medicines were like 150 years ago. What were leeches used for?
NB. Groups with guides cannot enter the museum for the time being.
Groups can explore the museum independently or with a guide.
As a group you can best explore the Castle with a tour guide. You may choose from various tour options.
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
You can get guidance on infectious diseases from Infectious Diseases Monitoring. The operation of the unit is based on the Communicable Diseases Act and is strictly confidential.
You can visit Infectious Diseases Monitoring without an appointment and call a public health nurse specialised in infectious diseases during the opening hours of the unit. Infectious Diseases Monitoring looks into the following matters, among others:
Café Qwensel is open from 1st June 2020 on every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Welcome!
The cafeteria is located in the Pharmacy Museum's inner courtyard. We serve home-made pastries that have been prepared according to recepies from the 18th century. The inner courtyard is a cosy playground for children.
The entrance to the museum can be found in the courtyard, which is accessible from Läntinen Rantakatu and Linnankatu.
The nearest parking spaces are located in the same block on Aurakatu and Linnankatu. You can drive into the parking area from Linnankatu. The nearest wheelchair-accessible parking space is located in the same parking area, close to the Aura River.