The Turku Biological Museum opened on 15 July 1907. The story of the museum starts in 1902 when the Turku City Council received an anonymous donation for 50 000 marks for an unspecified purpose. Later it was revealed that the donation had been made by Alfred Jacobsson, the vice consul for Sweden, and his wife Hélène.
The shop in the Biological Museum was completely remodeled in 2013. You will find a diverse selection of nature themed items such as books, postcards, jewelry, ornaments and handmade design products. There are also plenty of fun things for children including toys, children’s books, puzzles and various inspiring tools for crafts and outdoor games.
You can also sit on the cosy sofa in the corner of the shop and read one of the many nature magazines and books on offer!
Turku is located between land and sea, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, so its nature is diverse and beautiful. Turku has many different kinds of nature trails and conservation areas, and the presence of the Archipelago Sea brings thousands of small islands and islets – the life at sea – close.
However, the beauty of the nature should not be taken for granted. In order to preserve the diversity of nature also for the following generations, we all should mend our ways.