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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Just perfect!

A wonderful concept – an archaeological dig revealing the cellars of the old town, with a really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sussex, England
Interesting museum

A historical museum built around archaelogical excavations showing how people lived hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hyvinkaa, Finland
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Itaeinen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful concept – an archaeological dig revealing the cellars of the old town, with a really good contemporary gallery above. The archaeological part is engagingly presented to capture anyone’s imagination, and the gallery is excellent. When we were there is was showing the work...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historical museum built around archaelogical excavations showing how people lived hundreds of years ago in this town. Interesting details found in the excavations and instructive information boards on the walls. Nice café and good museum shop.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I read that someone said its like two museums in one and that is true! The historical part very interactive and kid friendly and while I was there on Turku Day, I enjoyed the art work they had in the other part. Maybe because I...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This place is two museums in one! Downstairs, there are medieval ruins and exhibits on historic Finland, and upstairs you'll find a modern art gallery, and a river runs right through the building, which makes for an amazing café in between the two museum areas!...More

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In this museum you can see the ruins and things found in medieval Turku – and then see modern art, too. There is nice museum shop (I always find something to buy) and good cafe, too. Peaceful and nice place indeed.

Thank Historicus
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great gallery depending on the exhibits st the time . We saw lovely wooden sculptures by Finnish artist . Lovely paintings from Ukrainen women as special exhibit !

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A great museum to take the kids or grandchildren. Exhibits make an effort to make it exciting and educational for children. It can get a bit rowdy when there are a lot of kids around but an interesting place to visit.

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Wow such a beautiful place with modern art and actual medieval buildings of Turku. This place is kid friendly and a nice experience for your whole family! very nice

Thank Sebastiankarlsson005
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This little underground museum showed us relevant and interesting parts of local history. The story of Matti was fun to follow and we also enjoyed the interactive parts. The art part was poor and felt very unrelated.

Thank Höpö L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum is something for everyone. If you are interested of archeology or stories of living in historic Turku or art. There is interesting things to see and try for children and adults alike.

Thank Simo R
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Joy S
30 April 2017|
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It´s 10 e per person. See website aboavetusarsnova.fi/en