The Turku Biological Museum opened on 15 July 1907. The story of the museum starts in 1902 when the Turku City Council received an anonymous donation for 50 000 marks for an unspecified purpose. Later it was revealed that the donation had been made by Alfred Jacobsson, the vice consul for Sweden, and his wife Hélène.
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.
Welcome to the museum!
The Qwensel House is the oldest remaining wooden building in Turku. The museum features a bourgeois home from the 18th century and a pharmacy from the 19th century under one roof.
The entrance to the museum is in the courtyard, where you will find ticket sales and the museum shop.