Aboa Vetus is one of my absolute favourite museums, and I have visited it several times. It offers such an interesting view into the historical layers of Turku, into the lives of people who lived there hundreds of years ago. You can actually walk in the underground ruins that have been dug up underneath the building. On top of that, there are various activities to make history alive for visitors. They have given a lot of thought to children, who can play with a special doll's house and press coins, to mention a few of the activities available to them. For older visitors, there is ample information about the exhibits. The dim lighting in the underground spaces just pronounce the feeling of entering another world. There are lots of stairs so watch your step!
In addition to the archeological museum, there is also a modern art museum which is worth checking out.
The entrance to the museum complex is quite impressive as there is an old cobblestone street on the floor, and it is very spacious. The entrance hall also houses a very nice cafeteria where you can always find something tasty to eat. There's a nice garden outside where you can sit and enjoy the summer. There's even an interesting museum shop with all kinds of finds.
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