Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

4.4
#3 of 15 in Museums in Turku
Walk through the ruins of Finland's oldest city while at the same time viewing pieces of modern art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, a museum of history and contemporary art. At its inception in the 1990s, the institution was meant to host only contemporary art. However, when the builders accidentally discovered an ancient town below ground, the world received this unconventional venue. Ask for a guided tour of the site to get a comprehensive overview of the collections, or walk through the medieval cellars and eccentric exhibit halls at your own pace. You will see works by masters such as Picasso and Warhol, as well as artwork by Finnish artists of the 20th century. Put Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova at the forefront of your travel plans using our Turku trip itinerary planner.
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  • This place is a very unique experience. You can join a guided tour, or stroll through the exhibition all by yourself and learn a lot about the people and their lives in the Middle Ages. A real...  more »
  • Great combination of history, medieval ruins and modern art. Also a very pleasant cafe. 12 € entry fee. About 2 hours visit. Also open on mondays.  more »
  • The story of Matti makes the museum easy to follow also for children. For grown-ups it tells the way of living in the medieval Turku. The museum also has a special section of animals for children...  more »
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  • The city beneath the city never gets old, fun for children also!
  • Resident archeologist made our day. Kids were very excited to climb to the pit outside and we learned a lot.
  • Realy interesting. My kid (10y) was excited.
  • The ruins took me by surprise. It's a really beautiful museum in a great location. It's easy to navigate through the magnificent collections.
  • This museum covers both a view of the ancient city of Turku, as some very inspiring modern art collections. That and the beautiful castle + great restaurant makes your visit more than worth.
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