The Sibelius Museum (Finnish: Sibelius-museo, Swedish: Sibeliusmuseum) is a museum of music, named after the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The museum is located close to Turku Cathedral in the historical city centre of Turku on the southwest coast of Finland. It is the only museum devoted to music in Finland. The museum houses a wide collection of historical music instruments from around the world. The archives of the museum include documents (sheet music, manuscripts, recordings, photographs, concert programmes, etc.) The museum was first founded during the 1920s as a seminar for the Department of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, and has later developed into its own department. The Museum is currently organised and funded by the Åbo Akademi Foundation. The current building was built and opened in 1968 and it was designed by architect Woldemar Baeckman.Make Sibeliusmuseum part of your personalized Turku itinerary using our Turku planning tool.
Really interesting museum, I can recommend it for everyone who are interested in music and Jean Sibelius. During fall and spring they even organise live concerts! And the exhibition 2020 about... more »
The museum was quiet the day we attended. The instrument displays were first class. The concert area looked tremendous. Worth a visit and easy to find. more »
Lovely architecture, good acoustics
Interesting collection of instruments
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