Museums in Turku
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:
- Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
- Forum Marinum
- the Turku Art Museum
- the Sibelius Museum and
- Museum Ett Hem.
Other museums include the Turku Lazaret Museum, the Turku Healthcare Museum, Paavo Nurmi's home, the Paattinen District Museum, the Finnish Scout Museum, the Zoological Museum of the University of Turku, the Turku Cathedral Museum and the Turku Waterworks museum.
The Kylämäki Village in Kurala is a recreation and cultural area for the whole family to enjoy. You can also participate in workshops and courses throughout the year.
Luostarinmäki is the only continuous district of wooden houses that survived the fire of 1827 in Turku. These houses are over 200 years old and still standing in their original building sites. The houses have been furnished as craftsmen’s homes and workshops, representing over 30 different trades. In the summertime craftsmen come to work in the workshops.