Spend an unforgettable night aboard a museum ship! The charm and milieu of a nostalgic cruise ship.
Turku locals are familiar with ‘Nolla-Bore’ (Zero-Bore) also known as the S/S Bore since it was completed in 1960 in Oskarshamn in Sweden. Today the location of the museum ship and the hostel operating within is found moored to the Aura riverside in the foreground of Forum Marinum, an ideal spot from where hostel guests can easily explore the harbour area on foot.
open until 6 August: Wed–Sun 11am–5pm (closed 23–25 June)
Hobby horse workshop
Midsummer festival (free of charge)
28June - 2 July
Instruments from recycled materials
Hand puppet workshop
Music Picnic, face painting (free of charge)
starting at 2.50 € /person
6 June - 5 August 2018 (closed 22.-24.6.)
Pollution-free puttering in pedal cars in the super-popular Traffic Town! Come test your own driving skills. You can also rent your own Safari Car for pedalling all around Kupittaa Park.
For safety reasons, bicycling is not allowed in Traffic Town while the park is open. Outside park hours, cyclists are welcome to ride in Traffic Town and, for example, the traffic lights are still in use.
Bouncy Castle and Pikku-Paavo's fitness equipment shed
6 of June - 5 of August 2018
Mon–Fri 10am–5pm (closed 16–17 and 23–25 June)
Come put a little spring in your step and find out who runs the fastest and bounces the highest! Located right next to the Bouncy Castle is Pikku-Paavo's shed, where children and youths are welcome to borrow fitness equipment. A personal ID must be presented when borrowing equipment. The equipment loan period is 2 hours.
Theatre music playschool
Theatre music playschool is a shared activity for kids and grown-ups that's all about doing things together, play and singing, playing and listening to music. Language: Finnish
Duration: 30–45 min.
2.50 € / child or one stamp on the Multipass
For all ages
Ticket sales: Adventure Park info
Fairy tale adventure
A play adventure within the Adventure Park area. Language: Finnish
open until 6 August:
Phone: +358 (0)44 907 2953, reservations by phone; cancellations may also be made by text message
The info point serves visitors next to the Helmiteltta stage. We will be happy to help you with any questions you might have. We accept cash and debit/credit cards. We do not accept any bills in denominations higher than 20 euros.
The Adventure Park area is always open and free of charge. The park has a large number of swings, climbing structures and other playground equipment, which can also be used outside normal park hours.
Adventure Park is located on the outer edge of the expansive Kupittaa Park, close to the Kupittaa railway station. It is roughly two kilometres from the Market Square.
Located on the edge of Kupittaa Park, Adventure Park is an activity centre for children and families alike. Adventure Park is part of the national network of children's culture centres . Since its opening in 1982, Adventure Park has served as a provider of children's culture. Regularly changing theatre performances, participative events and workshop activities are the cornerstones of Adventure Park operations. Adventure Park is part of City of Turku Youth Services.
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
Have your field trip in Turku!
Welcome to the 18th century and to the oldest wooden house in Turku. On our guided tour you will learn how the gentry lived almost 300 years ago. Who was Pipping, the master of the house?
The museum also houses a 19th century pharmacy. You will learn what pharmacies and medicines were like 150 years ago. What were leeches used for?
Groups can explore the museum independently or with a guide.
NB: We do welcome pre-booked group visits even when the museum is closed in the spring and autumn.
Bloodletting and noble life
What is stinking gum? Who needed arsenic? Who had to pay luxury tax? The Qwensel House is much more than a Pharmacy Museum. There is a part of the museum that is over 300 years old and houses an 18th century gentry’s apartment, once occupied by the famous professor of medicine Josef Pipping.
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
You can get guidance on infectious diseases from Infectious Diseases Monitoring. The operation of the unit is based on the Communicable Diseases Act and is strictly confidential.
You can visit Infectious Diseases Monitoring without an appointment and call a public health nurse specialised in infectious diseases during the opening hours of the unit. Infectious Diseases Monitoring looks into the following matters, among others:
The cafeteria is located in the Pharmacy Museum's inner courtyard. We serve home-made pastries that have been prepared according to recepies from the 18th century. The inner courtyard is a cosy playground for children.
The entrance to the museum can be found in the courtyard, which is accessible from Läntinen Rantakatu and Linnankatu.
The nearest parking spaces are located in the same block on Aurakatu and Linnankatu. You can drive into the parking area from Linnankatu. The nearest wheelchair-accessible parking space is located in the same parking area, close to the Aura River.
- Adults 6 €
- Children 7–15 yrs. 3 €
- Children under 7 yrs. have free admission.
- Families 15 €
- Reduced price 3 €
- Groups -25 %
- Groups, schools and students à 2 €
Staff members of other museums, students of the field, ICOM members and members of the press get free admission to the museum. A valid membership card is required for free admission. The tour leader and bus driver entering with the group also get free admission.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on the sunniest terrace in Turku
In addition to visiting the museum, you should definitely take a break and relax for a moment in the atmospheric Cafe Wäinö. The beautiful Aurajoki scenery and the sunniest terrace in Turku really crown your art experience. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a drink, and go through the exhibition in your mind once more. The aquarium adds an interesting element to the atmosphere of the cafe.
The Kylämäki Village in Kurala is a recreation and cultural area for the whole family to enjoy. You can explore the area any time of the year and stay for a picnic or get to know the endearing farm animals.
In the summertime you can learn about life on the farm in the 1950s with the guidance of a woman farmer. You can also participate in workshops and courses throughout the year, and during the summer you can watch work demonstrations and even try your own hand in farm work.