Famous Museums in Turku

The museums in Turku give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Turku with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Turku. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Turku.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Turku.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Turku:

  1. Turku Castle

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    Turku Castle

    Museum, Castle, Historical Site, Play

    Found in 13th Century at a time when City was not even in place and was just one of the major trading squares. Turku Castle is one of the oldest building in Finland. Situated on the banks of Aura River, this medieval building has played many a roles – a guard, an affluent palace, seat of a Government, as a prison, a warehouse and as a barrack! The castle is now also a home to a museum tha...Read more
  2. Turku Cathedral Or Turun Tuomiokirkko

    Art Gallery, Church, Religious Site, Museum

    Turku Cathedral is Finland’s national shrine and mother Church of Lutheran Church of Finland. Its religious and historical importance is such that every noon when the bells ring, they are broadcasted over the national radio! Also do visit the Museum at the Cathedral’s south gallery – an exhibition that tells the story right from 1300’s till the present time! Finish your ...Read more
  3. Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

    Museum, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    Spend at least half a day exploring the only area in Turku that survived Great Fire in 1827 the greatest fire in Finland and in the whole of Scandinavia. Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum is an open air museum that consists of wooden houses and workshops. These buildings and blocks are still in their original locations and there is a market organized during summers where traders sell their produ...Read more
  4. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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    Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

    Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    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 ...Read more
  5. Pharmacy Museum And Qwensel House

    History Museum, Cafe, Coffee House, Specialty Museum

    Whether or not you understand science and medicine, a visit to the Pharmacy museum is sure to leave you pleasantly surprised as to how the people survived without the modern day medicines. It also gives visitors a peek into the lives of upper middle class people that lived through 18th Century as the museum is housed in one of the oldest houses in Turku. Museum also has on display some of the f...Read more
  6. Turku Art Museum Or Turun Taidemuseo

    Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    A museum whose building is a work of art in itself! Built in 1904, it was designed by Professor Gustaf Nystrom to be constructed in National Romantic style! Since the beginning, the Museum was focused on collecting art pieces made by the leading Finnish and international artists as well! Museum now has on display approximately 6000+ wonderful pieces of art. Museum is also a proud owner of art w...Read more
  7. Sibelius Museum Or Sibelius Museo

    Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Only museum in Finland dedicated to Music and is named after Country’s most famous composer of all times Jean Sibelius! Main exhibition speak volumes about the history and evolution of music and its varied instruments! Museum has over 1900 music instruments, of which approximately 300 are on display ranging from European folk music to instruments procured from all over the World! Apart fr...Read more
  8. Waino Aaltonen Museum Of Art

    Art Museum, Museum, Cafe, Exhibition

    Named after Turku’s famous sculptor, Waino Aaltonen, this museum is now an important part of City’s landscape and is also an informative and fun source to learn more art through its permanent and temporary exhibitions and various social events like concerts, theme days, lectures and much more! Visit to this museum isn’t complete without paying a visit to its cafe - Cafe Waino....Read more
  9. Kylamaki Village Of Living History

    Museum, Outdoors, Village, Historical Site

    Travel back in time at Kylämäki Village of Living History! Made up of four farms, this place has its original buildings still intact. A visit during summer months will give a fair idea of how people used to carry on their daily activities and you might even get a chance to take part in some activities! If you would like to get a hands on experience on various courses that the Village ...Read more
  10. Museum Ett Hem Or Museo Ett Hem

    Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site

    Take a peek at lives of Finnish upper class at this charming museum. “Ett Hem” means a home, and as the name suggests, this house museum was donated by Consul Alfred Jacobsson and his wife Helene to Abo Akademi University. Museum was reopened in 1965 at its current location after the war in 1939. It has on display art works, furniture, glass and other artefacts that were prominent a...Read more