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.
The museum’s main exhibition includes an 18th century drawing room and chambers from the days of medical doctor Pipping. The oldest remaining pharmacy interior in Finland, from 1858, and workrooms dating from the self-sufficient period of the pharmacy are on display in the most recent section of the building.
Guided tours are organised in the summer and the Christmas holiday season. Guided tours for groups ordered in advance are organised throughout the year in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.
The Association of Pharmacists has high hopes
The Turku Association of Pharmacists was established in 1936, and it soon began to systematically collect pharmacy paraphernalia. A complete pharmacy interior from the 1850s was found and purchased in Oulu. The collection became so vast that in 1938 the association decided to establish a pharmacy museum in Turku. There was no location for the museum, however.
Qwensel is an old bourgeois hous4e. Its living and working quarters date back to the 18th century and give you a glimpse of the noble life in the days of subsistence economy. This house is one of the best preserved of its kind in the Nordic countries.
The house is located on the western shore of the river Aura. Per Brahe planned the area for officers of the Court of Appeal, county governors and the nobility.
The history of the Qwensel House goes as far back as the 17th century. The first known occupant of the house was an officer of the Court of Appeals, Wilhelm Qwensel, who probably commissioned the current main building in the beginning of the 18th century. The numerous owners of the house have left their mark on the history of the building. The house was spared in the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. The last private owner of the building, glazier Wilhelm Weini, sold the property to the City of Turku in 1909. There has been a museum in the house since 1958.
Ticket sales end at the museum 20 minutes before closing time.
- Adults 7 €
- Children 7–15 yrs. 2,50 €
- Children under 7 yrs. have free admission.
- Families 16 €
- Concessions 3,50 €
- Groups -25 %
- Groups, schools and students à 2,50 €
We accept cash payments. Card payments are preferable due to health and security reasons in the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic.