Life in Turku – Elämää Turussa – are stories about people, people from Turku and friends of Turku. Ordinary everyday life and things to do with it, exceptional moments and turning points, work, and childhood. Turku's stories are the stories of its residents and their history.
The Linnanniemi area, located on the furthest tip of the Turku peninsula, will experience major changes over the next decades. The ten competition proposals that were successful in the Linnanniemi idea competition have been used in the planning of the area.
The winning proposition of the Linnanniemi idea competition, which took place in 2020, was the proposal entitled Kolme palaa (‘Three pieces’) by the Lithuanian-Finnish group After Party. In the proposal, the museum building is placed in the current terminal area, right by the water.
A whole new museum will be built in Turku!
The new Museum of History and the Future will create experiences and be a source of inspiration and a domestic and international cultural destination. The museum will become a meeting place for the people of Turku.
Gateway to the west for passenger traffic
Turku harbour, or the Port of Turku, has good ship connections to the west. Viking Line and Tallink Silja have daily morning and evening departures from Turku and Stockholm. The ships stop by Åland on the way and stay only for a little more than an hour at the harbours where they turn.
1 June 2020 – 7 March 2021
Interior designer Carin Bryggman 100 years
Carin Bryggman worked mainly in Turku and she was the most sought-after interior architect in the city in the 1950–80s. Her most long-term and cherished design project was Turku Castle. She participated in its renovation for an extensive period of time, from the 1940s all the way to the 1990s.
Pre-booking is no longer required starting June 7th.
The entrance fee is paid on arrival at the Castle. We accept cash payments. Card payments are preferable due to health and security reasons in the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic.