Luostarinmäki is an outdoors museum neighbouring Vartiovuori Park near the centre of Turku. The museum consists of 14 houses with 80 interiors and five themed exhibitions.
The museum has a post office, where visitors may send postcards and letters all around the world. The museum shops have a large selection of handicrafts, books, sweets and high quality souvenirs.
Upon arrival, visitors will be provided with a map of the museum area.
Do you want to organize a street performance? Or book a place, for example, to sell handicrafts? Turku is offering a new way to use urban spaces by Event Carpets: specific areas marked on the pavement.
There are three bookable Event Carpet- spaces:
Multipass is just the right choice for you when you want to make the most of your visit to the Adventure Park. The 10-visit ticket offers discounted admission to the activity points and theatre performances in the park.
The Multipass is valid throughout the summer season, from 8 June to 3 August 2022, and it can be used by more than one person. You can buy the Multipass at the info point and in the Traffic Town. If you have a Kimmoke wristband, Multipass costs 20 euros. Remember to present your Kimmoke wristband when purchasing the Multipass.
The Adventure Park celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The anniversary year programme is rich and varied and all events are listed below. Check out the offerings and come for a visit.
Birthday party 8 June 2022
The birthday of the Adventure Park opens the summer season, offering a full day’s programme and surprises for the whole family.
Turku`s common Cultural Promise: A Time of Art and Culture! is a strategic and visionary outlook for the development of culture in Turku until 2029. The cultural promise serves as the basis for a Cultural spearhead project.
Today, cycling is as important a mode of travel in Turku as public transport. More than 90 % of Turku residents live less than a 30-minute bike ride from the Market Square. The importance on cycling will be further emphasized in the congested urban transport of the future. The ecology and health benefits of cycling area also a key motive for cycling.
The City of Turku encourages cycling by providing a wide range of services for cyclists.
Turku offers plenty of interesting and convenient cycling routes all year round for home-to-work travelers, hikers and tourist alike. In Turku, you can cycle both in urban areas and in environments close to the nature. Archipelago routes are also easily accessible.
Year-round cycling is encouraged by, among other things, the approximately 12-kilometer-long winter cycling route, which is in the center of Turku and in the Kupittaa area. Thanks to brush salting, the route is also safe in the winter.
Walking is one of the most important forms of travel in the urban area. Each of us is a walker at some point of our travels.
The advantage of walking is the calm pace and the opportunity to explore the surroundings while walking. Increasing the use of sustainable modes of transport such as walking, and cycling will also play an important role in achieving Turku`s climate goals.
The River Harbour Festival marks the start of a summer bursting with maritime events in Turku!
Here you can find the program for the River Harbour Festival 2022. Next years program will be published closer to the event.
Friday 20 May
Maritime safety event
The two webcams placed in the Cathedral’s towers show the cityscape facing west and south from the building. Activate the live stream by clicking the picture below. You can change the camera and the angle by using the buttons in the picture. The delay in turning the camera can be tens of seconds, so please be patient.
Customers have wished for these courses in the social media as well as in Vimma art workshops.
All courses are aimed for 13–28 –year olds.
Autumn 2022 Courses
- Two Fridays 9.9. and 23.9. 5 pm–8 pm
- Price: 10 €
- Registrations opens on Wednesday 17.8. at 12 noon.
Is it possible that new buildings could come to the area in the future? The Old Town as a term is reminiscent of a densely built environment, unlike the current, rather spacious one. If there were to come new construction in the area, it would be good to respect the old ones.
Präkäämö – Young people`s own art workshop
Präkäämö is a handicraft workshop for 10–18-year-olds, where you can carry out your own ideas through changing themes.
A youth card is required to participate in Präkäämö.
Activities with the youth card are free of charge. Some supplies have a small material fee.
A free youth card can be obtained from the 1st floor service point.
Autumn season 2022
In September Präkäämö on Thursdays. No registration needed
Turku recreational model groups in Vimma
Vimma is involved in a national project aimed at supporting equal recreational opportunities for primary and secondary school students.
Groups are completely free of charge and will continue to operate during the spring season. You can register to the groups, if there is enough room.
The groups are for children and young people in Turku.
Recreational groups serve a small snack.
All groups are for beginners, no prior knowledge of the topics is required.
Would you like to organize events? Ta&To, as friends call it, young people’s event and activities team, needs new members.
Once a week, Ta&To, which meets on Wednesdays, plans and implements the program for the Sunday in Vimma. The Sunday in Vimma, which is held once a month, has seen film performances, concerts, game days as well as handicrafts.
Do you have some ideas, or do you want to come and develop event ideas in a nice group? Would you like to do event planning? Come to Ta&To!
Sunday in Vimma
Art and time together
Sunday in Vimma invites you to spend a relaxed Sunday doing art and things together.
At the Event of the Day, which takes place once a month, the agenda includes art workshops and a changing program organized by young people with their own event and activity team, i.e., Ta & to.
The next Sunday in Vimma 2.10., 6.11. and 4.12.
Sunday together, all ages are welcome
Autumn season 2022
Open workshops for 13−28-year-olds.
On Sundays, people of all age groups are welcome to attend with a young person (13-28 years old)
Open pottery and glazing
Handbuilding clay and use of potter`s wheel. Suitable for beginners, instructors will help you get started.
The City of Turku provides family law services under the host municipality model for Kaarina, Kemiö Island, Koski Tl. Kustavi, Laitila, Lieto, Marttila, Masku, Mynämäki, Naantali, Nousiainen, Paimio, Parainen, Pyhäranta, Pöytyä, Raisio, Rusko, Salo, Sauvo, Somero, Taivassalo, Turku and Vehmaa.
The Taiteen talo arts centre was opened in Turku in spring 2022 as a home for art and culture – for artists, local residents, and tourists alike. Taiteen talo is located in Rettig's old tobacco factory in the middle of Turku's Old Town,.
Activities are spread out over the six floors of the former tobacco factory, and its courtyard buildings. A wide array of creative professionals, including visual and performing artists, work on the premises, and the house presents all kinds of exhibitions, performances, events, and workshops.
When you want a pet in your family, think carefully about which animal is the best for you. Read information about what the pet needs, so that it stays healthy and happy.
The Emergency Services have received a lot of enquiries on civil defence and civil defence shelters after the recent deterioration of the European security situation.
Finland is not currently under a threat that would necessitate the issuance of orders on the deployment of civil defence shelters. We compiled an information package that provides answers to frequently asked questions about civil defence shelters.
It is a strategy that guides our everyday work and drives us towards our vision. When all our solutions implement our common goal, we will succeed.
Mayor Minna Arve
The five higher education institutions of Turku region invite participants from all over the world to join our two-week Summer School programme in one of the most traditional study cities in Finland. Enjoy world-class education and strengthen your professional and academic skills in the beautiful Finnish summer!