In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also temporary exhibitions on display in the castle. During Christmas time you can explore Christmas tables from different eras in the stylized rooms in the Bailey. A nativity scene is also put on display.
From May 11th 2016
Built from Ruins – Turku Castle by Erik and Carin Bryggman
The modernistic idioms and design of architect Erik Bryggman and interior architect Carin Bryggman is still clearly visible to the visitor. This exhibition presents the guiding principles of the reconstruction and renovation of the Castle, which was severely damaged in World War II.
February 17th, 2017 – March 4th, 2018
Game of Power – Reformation in Finland
Gustav Vasa became King of Sweden in 1523 and started the Reformation. The Reformation was the first move in a political and religious game of power that transformed the kingdom over the next 100 years.
The Game of Power exhibition introduces the cultural transformation in the post-Reformation era, focusing on the effects of each monarch. What were the motives behind the Reformation? How did people feel about the Catholic heritage? How were the changes brought by the Reformation reflected in everyday life? What was the role of popular belief in the officially Lutheran kingdom and what happened at the turn of the 17th century when the atmosphere became tenser? Visit the exhibition to find out!
The exhibition is part of the Reformation Jubilee 2017, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Exhibition is produced by the Museum Centre of Turku. In cooperation with the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS).