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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Closes in 12 min: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Archaeology and contemporary art

Aboa Vetus is Finland's only archaeological museum where you can descend underground and explore... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
A compact museum for both history and art lovers

Aboa vetus and ars nova combines medieval ruins and a historical exhibition to contemporary... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Itaeinen Rantakatu 4-6, Turku 20700, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aboa Vetus is Finland's only archaeological museum where you can descend underground and explore the medieval Turku through the ruins. Ars Nova is a two-story exhibition space where you can see contemporary art in the former Rettig Palace which is 90 years old. However, you...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aboa vetus and ars nova combines medieval ruins and a historical exhibition to contemporary art. The medieval ruins were discovered during the renovation of the villa Rettig (build in 1928) - and turned into a unique underground museum. You can walk on the actual medieval...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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 3 October 2018

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.

Thank viivit2017
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 28 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 19 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

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Response from 123mattis | Reviewed this property |
It´s 10 e per person. See website aboavetusarsnova.fi/en