Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku

(4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum features craftworks from pre-industrial times in an 18th-century open-air museum. When the Great Fire of 1827 destroyed 75 percent of the town, this area remained unharmed. Today you can wander through wooden homes decorated by colorful doors, windows, and chimneys. Note the grass on the roofs of some, while others feature barns and wooden stairs that lead to small attics. Inside the houses, you'll see old tools, furniture, and textiles. Throughout the site, artisans produce merchandise that you can purchase. Make Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum part of your personalized Turku itinerary using our Turku itinerary maker.
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  • Here you can see timber houses, which are left from Turku before 1827, the year most of the city burned. In the houses you can see artisans'homes and working places, and in summer there are artisans w...  more »
  • A great place to be. You should try it and see if it is becoming part of the move from the old time tells you.
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  • This museum is a well kept piece of history. It is fairly small but still interesting. The houses are real old houses, and inside them you can see real old tools and household items. Maybe not the mos...  more »
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  • It is wonderful place. It is easy to spend at least few hours there and not realise time runs so fast. Mostly wooden, old and cosy houses with real manufacturers working inside is great experience. It is also worth to visit small Caffè located few steps from the main gate.
  • If you got some extra time, this is a fun little time travel to a time no more. Make sure to come while the actors are active.
  • Open air museum in an old Turku neighbourhood, with traditional wooden houses and people showing the art of handicraft. Really worth seeing. The cafe near the main entrance is also great.
  • Very exciting venue! You can get a taste of everyday life in Turku during 1800s and it really is an immersive experience!
  • Kind of boring place. Most of "masters" just stand there.