Turku for All - Accessibility Website
Kynnys ry is an organisation supporting the fundamental human rights of people with disabilities. The organisation also maintains the Turku for All website, detailing accessibility information on public and private services in Turku. Locations have been assessed and verified by Kynnys ry's surveyors. The surveys have followed well-defined criteria and the results are described using text, photographs and symbols.
The Accompaniment Card makes it easier for a person with a disability or a chronic disease to exercise and experience culture. The card entitles one person to free admission to accompany or assist the card holder.
Monitori Market Square is located on the edge of the Turku Market Square in KOP-kolmio’s premises at Aurakatu 8, 20100 TURKU. Most Turku Region Traffic buses stop in or near our area. Parking is limited in the city centre and you should be prepared for parking fees. There are two separate entrances to the corridor connecting the different business premises of KOP-kolmio, both of which are accessible. Monitori Market Square is located along the corridor.
The museum is located on a hill, and the terrain is uneven, so it can be difficult for the physically disabled to move on the grounds. The houses have steps leading up to them, which makes them harder to access.
There are wheelchair ramps to enable access to Luostarinmäki Museum Shop, the toilets as well as Café Kisälli.
The personal assistants of physically disabled persons get free admission to the museum. Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed in the museum.
WAM is partially accessible.
You will reach the museum's enabled access from Paavo Nurmen puistotie, a parkway between the museum and the City Theatre. There is an open gate without steps, that will lead to the terrace and the main entrance. A ramp is leading to the main doors, which are fitted with an electric opener.
The lobby, toilets and Café Wäinö are fully accessible.
Before becoming a museum in the 19th century, Turku Castle served as a fortification and a stronghold for more than 600 years. The Castle was designed to be as inaccessible as possible. Only some areas are accessible by a wheelchair.
Please note that the passageways between halls and rooms are not accessible by pram or stroller.