Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Itainen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku, Finland
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +358-207181640
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition
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About Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

Housed in Rettig Palace, these museums were combined in 2004 and now are one of the top attractions in Turku and in the whole of Finland as well. Aboa Vetus is a museum below ground and has on display exhibitions that talk about the City in medieval times whereas Ars Nova focuses on modern art through pictures, sculptures and sometimes even moving images.   

These unique museums both entertain and educate visitors at the same time.

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Information

  • Service dogs are allowed in the premises.
  • Both the museums are wheelchair accessible, except for some part of Aboa Vetus Museum. Visitors are requested to notify the Museum staff in advance if possible so that arrangements can be made.

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Ticket Prices

Guided Tours for Groups: Reservations required

  • Finnish/Swedish: Weekdays 60 € / hour; Sundays 80 € / hour
  • Other languages: Weekdays 70 € / hour; Sundays 90 € / hour

Other Ticket Prices:

  • Children (7-15 Years of age) – 5.5 €
  • Pensioners & Students - 7 €
  • Groups (20+ people) - 6 €
  • Family Ticket (1 to 2 Adults + Children under 15 years) - 22 €
  • Free admission for every 20 year old on 1st April – on account of celebrations of Museum’s 20th anniversary.
  • Ticket for guided tours is included in admission fee.

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Opening and Closing Hours

Other Hours:

  • Museum shop and cafe are open during Museum hours.
  • On all other public holidays, Museum will remain open as per the normal hours, that is, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Guided Tours: 1.5 Hours

Guided Tours Timings

  • Finnish: June 1st to August 9th – 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
  • Rest of the Year – Saturday and Sunday – 11:30 AM
  • Swedish: 29th June to 7th August – Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 1:30 PM
  • English: 29th June to 23rd August – On all days of the week – 11:30 AM
  • Russian: 30th June to 25th August – Tuesdays – 12:00 PM

How To reach Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus Stop - Karen at Hameenkatu

Restaurants Near Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

  • Ravintola Smor
  • Ravintola China Thai Oy
  • Cafe Karen
  • Turun Kirjakahvilla
  • Olavin Krouvi Oy

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  • So interesting and a fascinating way to depict history. It was an amazing experience, most of the staff was friendly, and the gift shop was adorable. The exhibit "Bony Tales" was a definite highlight. I recommend you take a guided tour, but walking around can be a great way to spend an afternoon.

  • If you like history, it's a nice place to visit. Plenty of items and other cool things to look at. I'm a bit of history buff so I spent like 2 hours just reading the all the things and looking at all the things. I didn't even get to see all of it, because I had to leave early.

  • The archeological part of the museum is great and deserves five stars and a visit on its own. The modern art section, well, there's a Warhol.

  • Medieval museum was interesting. The current art exhibition wasn't too exciting, but at least there were a few nice architectural parts of the old building to see

  • Great brunch with smooth jazz playing in the background. The best part was definitely the dessert selection which included some of the M-bakery's great cakes

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