There are many museums in Turku maintained by different authorities. The museums owned by the City of Turku are:
- Turku Castle
- the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
- the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
- the Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House
- the Biological Museum and
- Kurala Village of Living History.
Among the museums maintained by various foundations are, for example:
The parents take care of the maintenance of the child according to their maintenance capacity and the child’s maintenance needs. Factors that will be taken into account when assessing the parents’ maintenance capacity are age, work capacity, possibility to work, disposable funds, and other maintenance obligations.
Mainly, the child’s right to receive maintenance from his/her parents ends when the child becomes 18 years of age. Even after this the parents are responsible of the costs of the child’s education, if this is considered reasonable (education allowance).
Turun kaupungin yleisurheilukentät ovat liikunta- ja virkistyspaikkoja kouluille, seuroille ja kuntalaisille.
Natural grass fields cannot be used without a reservation. Reservations are regulated to 16 hours per week in order to prevent grass abrasion. Both single and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi. Night time silence at 22-07.
There are 13 natural fields in total, of which nine are standard size fields and four are for small sided games (min. 40 x 60 m).
Advice is available on weekdays for the following day care issues:
- municipal and private day care
- playgrounds and playschools
- drop-in day care centres
Service counsellors are available on weekdays from 9 to 15. On Wednesdays 9-12:
- by phone: 02 262 5610
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Early Childhood Education Chat
The Finnish Adult Education Centre of Turku, owned by the City of Turku, is an education centre where you can study general, recreational and social studies. The centre is politically and ideologically independent.
The Finnish Adult Education Centre of Turku offers a large selection of high quality courses: it organises around 850–900 courses and lecture series per year.
The Sports Wonderland for Kids offers varied opportunities for sporty games and cavorting around for children ages 1-12, free of charge.
The facility features different types of equipment and gizmos for kids to exercise their natural facility for moving around under supervision, but without guidance.
In cooperation: Ilpoisten koulun vanhempainyhdistys, Runosmäen Urheilijat, Turun Jyry, Turun Nappulaliiga, Turun Pyrkivä, Turun Toverit and Turun Weikot
General customer service centres Turku-piste and Monitori provide guidance on the different types of services available in Turku. For example, services related to sports, well-being and education have their individual help desks that offer more in-depth information.
At Turku-piste, you can find information on
- the city’s services and decisions
- various other matters, including housing, construction and repairs
Monitori Joint Services functions as a joint service centre for
Beach volleyball courts are soft sand courts.
All beach volleyball courts are free of charge for everyone. Regular reservations can be applied for some of the courts and are distributed every spring. Public reservations can be made at any time during the season via Timmi reservation planner. Permissions for events must be applied for two months in advance. One must be of age in order to make reservations.
Some of the courts are in free use. All courts can be used freely if there are no reservations at the time.
There are clay, artificial lawn and asphalt surface courts for tennis players in Turku. Clay courts can be used only with reservation. Other courts can be used by anyone if they are free.
Please note that it is also possible to make reservation online. TVS-Tennis ry is responsible for the reservations of the Sports Park tennis courts.
Both public and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi. When a field is free, one can play there without a reservation. Night time silence at 22-07.
There are 12 artificial turf fields in total, of which six are standard size fields and six are for small sided games (min. 40 x 60 m). The artificial turf on the fields is made of either crumb rubber or sand.
In addition to beach volleyball courts, Turku city has outdoor volleyball courts that have a stone dust surface. Usage of volleyball courts doesn't require reservation. Courts are open and free of charge for everyone.
During summertime the best places for aquatic activities are the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium. Kupittaa is the long time favourite of families with children. Samppalinna offers excellent facilities for fitness swimmers as well.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear…you do not have a job or a study place…you are lonely and want something to do…filling official forms feels difficult…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.
In Turku, children attend one year of preschool education before their compulsory education starts.
• Preschool education groups operate both in day care centres and schools.
• There is four hours of preschool education per day between 8 and 13.
• The preschool education follows the preschool curriculum of the City of Turku.
• The contact information given is for the day care centre itself even if it is located within a school’s facilities.
• You will find the contact information for the day care centres in the “Units” section.
There are two Swedish language immersion groups in Kerttuli Day Care Unit: one for 5-year olds and one preschool education group. The used format is early and complete immersion.
You can do self-directed aqua jogging in all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beaches maintained by Turku City. Instructed aqua jogging is available at Impivaara Swimming Hall.
Aqua jogging belts can be borrowed free of charge in: Impivaara Swimming Centre, Petrelius Swimming Hall, Kupittaa and Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Arenas.
You can use your own clean aqua jogging belt in indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At beaches you must have your own aqua jogging belt with you.
There is one upper secondary school in Turku where education is given in Swedish: Katedralskolan i Åbo.
The Swedish Language Section of Education Committee is responsible for Swedish language services. The Swedish language services are directed by Liliane Kjellman.
Hey you under 29-year-old! Would you like to try out various crafts, or do you need something to do during the day?
In the youth workshops you can try the work of:
- a furniture maker
- a painter
- a metal workshop worker
- a real estate manager
- a repairer
- a textile or craft worker
While working, you can discuss solutions to everyday challenges with the youth workers and career planners.
Contact us and come check out the youth workshops of Fendari. Here you can see real examples of handiworks!
The Maternity Care Ultrasound Unit complements the work of the Maternity Clinic and provides services to all pregnant women in Turku. The Unit does primarily screenings during pregnancy. Participation in all pregnancy screenings is totally voluntary.
VALMO is meant for students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish and prepares them for basic education. The students learn Finnish and other skills for approximately a year before transferring to local schools.
Students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish can choose between Finnish as a Second Language and Literature (S2) or Swedish as Second Language and Literature (R2).
OMO is education given in students’ native languages.
Special day care is for children with impaired possibilities for development, growth and learning. Discovering the child’s need for support at an early stage will contribute favourably to the child’s growth.
The supporting measures are usually organized in the child’s own day care centre or family day care. A child’s rehabilitation plan will be made for the child together with parents, day care personnel and other professionals. The day care personnel are responsible for compiling and implementing the plan.
Types of special group arrangements:
Our city’s health stations are open Monday to Friday 8–16. Always book an appointment with the nurse or the doctor in advance.
Your health station should provide you with a personal physician if you suffer from a chronic disease.
All residents of Turku are assigned a health station near their place of residence. If you wish, you may change the health station assigned to you. You are also free to make use of the Turku health centre services even if you do not live in Turku.