Turku is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural center.See Turku Art Museum and all Turku has to offer by arranging your trip with our Turku trip maker app.
Because of its long history, it has been the site of many important events, and has extensively influenced Finnish history. Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. In 1996, it was declared the official Christmas City of Finland.
Due to its location, Turku is a notable commercial and passenger seaport with over three million passengers traveling through the Port of Turku each year to Stockholm and Mariehamn.
Turku Art Museum Reviews
Enjoyed my visit here. Many interesting pieces. Beautiful and Well preserved old building. Takes about one hour to wander through. 10 € entrance fee. more »
In some cities visit an art museum can really be an exhausting experience, but the one in Turku isn't that big, so it won't take the whole day to visit it. One thing that have always astonished me is.... more »
Geat museum in an amazing building with interesting exhibitions and a super cozy cafe.
Good exhibitions as well as excellent permanent one. Nice cafe and gift shop as well.
Plan your trip to Turku
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Turku
Hidden gems in Turku
Historic Sites in Turku
Plans to Turku Art Museum by other users
35 days in Turku BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Turku BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Turku BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Turku BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Southwest Finland BY A USER FROM ESTONIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Southwest Finland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium