Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

4.4
#3 of 15 in Museums in Turku
Walk through the ruins of Finland's oldest city while at the same time viewing pieces of modern art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, a museum of history and contemporary art. At its inception in the 1990s, the institution was meant to host only contemporary art. However, when the builders accidentally discovered an ancient town below ground, the world received this unconventional venue. Ask for a guided tour of the site to get a comprehensive overview of the collections, or walk through the medieval cellars and eccentric exhibit halls at your own pace. You will see works by masters such as Picasso and Warhol, as well as artwork by Finnish artists of the 20th century. Put Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova at the forefront of your travel plans using our Turku trip itinerary planner.
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  • We visited after a recommendation. We enjoyed the historic part of the museum but the contemporary art wasn't that interesting.  more »
  • The museum was beautiful and the customer service was good. The exhibitions in the children's opinion are exciting, but very good.
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  • A cozy little museum with some ruins of old Turku as well as modern art. Interesting place and even a good cafe. Museum shop is full of interesting, if not a tiny bit over prized stuff that has to do with modern arts and Turku. You should definitely consider visiting.
  • We just went for lunch. Wonderful buffet. Great atmosphere. Beer and wine available.
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