Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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 into our Turku trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Turku.
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  • Very nice place to spend time if you are interested in the history of Turku. There is also an exhibition of other artists. When we visited the museum it was an exhibition from Jorma Paranen which I...  more »
  • Very interesting and well made exhibition of the life in Turku during the Middle Ages. Interesting to see the artefacts and ruins of houses and read the stories about life then. We also looked...  more »
  • The entrance price gets you into what is essentially two different museums. The art museum portion on the upper floors had some really interesting modern pieces while the lower floor was the...  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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