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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and other Turku attractions using our handy Turku itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is awesome. The was a gallery of various artists upstairs (very good selection of various artists), and my other favourite was the diggings underneath the museum, showcasing life in old ti...  more »
  • who purely to get a small restaurant located in the Hall with ticket switch and souvenir download, above all on art is the art laid down images have us very much from modern to rustic everything was underground dan is the small city of turku (underground ruin area) for the children it has built a small circuit where they play and can learn how it all was and how the people here have lived , a supervisor of the Museum explains everything to them and helps with questions.
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  • The Museum's story is an interesting one. In connection with the renovation of the Museum of fine arts became the historic. The excavations of the foundations of the old arkennusten, which was found on top of the current House was built. This museum is, therefore, argeologisia discoveries, but also of contemporary art. For children there is a to do. We had a guided tour, which got the comfort room of the House and the number of House history. Steve Birch of the chest Foundation collection, we saw mm. Andy Warhol and Picasso. the window at the magnificent view of the aura River
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  • Wonderful museum with both contemporary art and a glimpse of medieval Turku.
  • Interesting mix between archaeological museum and contemporary art gallery.
  • Good museum, I liked the historical part
  • This is a great museum. I like that it had two parts and it was pretty interesting.
  • The underground dig site is cool but also small and not too impressive. The upstairs exhibits are always changing but they are usually very nice.