Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku

4.3
#2 of 10 in Museums in Turku
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. To visit Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum and other attractions in Turku, use our Turku trip maker website .
Create an itinerary including Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
map
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
202 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    This interactive museum represents the true Finnish culture. You can visit the homes of yesteryear, realize how they lived at the time ... everyone is friendly and looking forward to explain. Speak English perfectly
    View original
  • August 11, 2017
    Nice old wooden houses and courtyards. I myself had the time to kullannut the memories and the Museum was not so interesting as I remembered. If possible then you should take part in a guided tour because the houses are not in order to guide the texts. The yards I would have longed for a better manicured flowers even in the old time, they certainly have not been to but ilahduttaisivat hard to Museum guests.
    View original
  • August 9, 2017
    We spent hours exploring the fascinating shops, workshops, and living spaces in this gem of a living museum. Highly recommended, except for those who have difficulty walking. For them, alas, it is qui...  more »
Google
  • June 21, 2017
    One of my favorite museums. I also recommend trying their lunch (12-14 at Kisälli Cafe outside the gate). There's only one option every day but I've always been happy to get a traditional Finnish home-cooked meal in a very peaceful cafe. It includes home-made bread and salad. If someone in your group doesn't like the main dish, you can always fill your stomach with pancake
  • June 23, 2017
    I really had fun here watching every one doing there handicrafts and seeing the old Finnish architecture. It was a blast to the past. However, there was a touring group in the first home we went in that plowed us down. No one was polite about it either or made an effort to let us through, so I was stuck in a corner for 10 minutes. I highly advise to avoid touring groups.I
  • August 28, 2016
    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.
  • February 22, 2017
    It is a must-see place in Turku. We visited this museum in August 2016. It felt like we traveled back in time. We couldn't get enough of it.
  • August 28, 2016
    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.

Plan your trip to Turku

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Turku

As Finland's historical capital and one of the centers of Finnish culture, Turku draws plenty of tourists and boasts a wide array of accommodations. Most of Turku's larger hotels and guesthouses sit within the historical old town, roughly between the harbor, the main train station, and the northern bank of the Aura River. Staying within this central district gives you easy access to most of Turku's main sights, putting you within walking distance of the famous cathedral and close to the fortress. Surrounding suburbs and more rural peninsular areas offer cheaper accommodation, but put you a little farther from the action. Budget travelers may want to book a hostel, which often put you in shared rooms but offer a decent location.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Turku by other users

7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Southwest Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Southwest Finland BY A USER FROM GREECE April, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans