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Pehr Kalm

The Sibelius Museum, Turku

  • 7.5.2022–30.12.2022

The exhibition explores the legacy of one of the most interesting scientists of the 18th century – Pehr Kalm the botanist, explorer and professor of economics.


256 years ago an academic botanical garden was founded at the current location of the Sibelius museum, a garden where Pehr Kalm planted 388 more and less exotic useful plants as part of his efforts to kickstart the Finnish economy. Outside of the Sibelius Museum you may still encounter the oak tree planted around 1750 and moved to its final home in the garden in the 1760s. The tree, that may well be one of Turkus oldest, is also being honored in connection with this exhibition with the Sibelius Museums Vox Quercus competition for composers, looking for new compositions inspired by this majestic historical tree.

The exhibition introduces us to Pehr Kalm, his personal history, travels, botanical collection and his correspondence with Carl von Linn as well as his legacy in our contemporary surroundings. In addition the exhibition includes two contemporary artists that explore the connections between nature, art and music: Band of Weeds and Fern Orchestra. The Pehr Kalm exhibition ties the Sibelius Museum to its historical location and explores the intricate connections between the natural sciences and the arts.

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Museum contact details

The Sibelius Museum
Piispankatu 17, 20500 Turku

050 337 6906, 050 362 5828

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

7/5, ryhmt 5/ hl (vh.10)
| 7/5, grupper 5/pers (minst 10)
| 7/5, groups 5/person (min. 10)

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 11:00-16:00
Thu 11:00-16:00
Fri 11:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-16:00
Sun 11:00-16:00

The museum is closed 30.4.-1.5., 30.5-9.6., 24-26.6., 17-19.8., 24-27.12, 31.12., 1-31.1.2023

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