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 that and has become one of the most visited by locals and a popular tourist destination among tourists.
Museum has on display an interesting exhibition, including furniture and medieval costumes that depicts Castle’s journey from its early days till today.
Pay a visit to the gift shop – Fatabur Museum shop – to buy gift and souvenirs for the loved ones and enjoy a delectable meal or a cup of coffee at their in house restaurant and cafe – Duke John’s Cellar.
Turku Castle Travel Tips
- Reservation for the restaurant can be made at +358 (0) 50 409 6663.
Entrance Ticket Details For Turku Castle
- Children (7–15 years): 5 €
- Children (4–6 years): 2 €
- Children under 4 years of age: FREE
- Family ticket: 20 €
Turku Castle Hours
- Admissions to the Castle will close 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
- Restaurant and Cafe Timings- Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 2nd June to 31st August – Monday to Sunday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How to Reach Turku Castle
- Nearest Bus Stops – Turku satama laituri 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Castle has a restaurant and a cafe
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62.22% of people who visit Turku include Turku Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
88.51% of people start their Turku Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Turku Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Turku Castle
Turku Castle Reviews & Ratings
It was a very nice visit of a beautiful castle. We have been there for around 2 hours and had a great tour through the rooms inside the castle. Everything is well prepared and recalls some kind of medieval flair. It is worth a visit
Even though we came after closing time we walked all around the castle and the park. It's nice castle but in a weird location. Right in the city center where road goes right along the castle walls.
The displays are amazing. So many things to see about the 800 year history, including 100 year old displays. Well priced at 12 euros per adult; you could stay for hours.
Much more than I expected. It goes on and on. Very well done. Kid would love climbing up and down the stairs. You walk through time. I am a pensioner so the entry fee was 6.00 Euro. Very much worth the price. You could spend four hours easily. The attendants ate smiling, and knowledgeable. Willing to give information too. Very well done Turku. Bravo.
Extremely impressive restoration and museum. I've been to many castles, but this was the best yet! Tons to see, exhibits that spaned from the 1200s through 1600s when occupied. It took about 3 hours to go through it all. The layout was great, no backtracking. Highly recommended!