Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, Turku

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Luostarinmaki 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 Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and other attractions in Turku, use our Turku trip maker website .
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  • Underwhelming experience. I know people reviewed that it was very informative but honestly, it was not worth it. I feel like I wasted 2 hours of my life that I will not get back.  more »
  • this is a piece of Turku that was left after the big fire of Turku. Amazing place with tiny, old wooden houses and the history of Finland. I suggest. You can even find a post office from there and sen...  more »
  • The place is almost the same that Turku was a 200 years ago. It's nice to walk on the streets and go in the some old houses.  more »
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  • Original restored Finnish working houses dating more than 200 years. Friendly staff explaining the details of many different crafts. A lot to see and a really great feeling of past times!
  • Lots of friendly, patient, easy-going staff telling and showing how many different items were made 100-200 years ago in Finland. You get a feeling they would be ready to talk with you all day (at least in Finnish language). Toilets were modern, 200 year old ones were not in use anymore. Mind your head, people and doorways were not as tall as they are now. Natural lighting makes it quite dark in some of the houses.
  • 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
  • We spent the whole day here, family with children aged 13 and 10. Started with excellent English language 45 minute tour. The day we went there were handicraft activities, pottery etc for the children which kept us interested all afternoon. A relaxing, interesting, memorable day for all of us.
  • 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
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