Here is a compilation of museums and sites that we have seen today and yesterday.
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
This hill is the only place that survived the Great Fire in Turku 1827. They have converted these homes into a handicraft museum with each home showcasing a trade.
Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Art Museum
This modern art museum is part of an archeology museum. That seems odd. Read on to find out why?
Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Archeology Museum
When they were excavating the land to build the art museum they found an elaborate network of cellars and their contents. It is possible to date the wood by using tree rings … not just how old the tree is but by lining up known wood samples with their corresponding ring size. This science is called dendrochronology.
Art House in Turku
The artist, KAJ Stenvall, paints current news about the Russian-Ukrainian War. He will continue his artist commentary until the war ends.
Jean Sebelius is the most famous Finnish composer and musician. A music museum is dedicated to him. It also has many orchestral musical instruments. We listened to his Opus 104. It was quite beautiful. He commented on the work as it sounded like snowfall.
Turku Castle is over 1,000 years old. WWII caused the greatest amount of damage.