Admission with Museum Card

The Princesss Journey

Turku Castle, Turku

  • 2.11.2022–1.9.2024

Have you ever wondered what everyday life was like for a real princess many years ago? Then take a journey with Princess Catherine Jagiellon and find out!


The Princesss Journey will whisk you into the world of Princess Catherine Jagiellon. It is an action-filled adventure that plays out like a fairy tale. Through stories and activities, children get to the learn about the many events in Catherine Jagiellons life and her upbringing as a princess.

The Princesss Journey reveals how princesses too are real people with their own joys and sorrows. The exhibition will invite you to take part, to experience, and to reflect on the life of a princess and how it compares to yours and the world nowadays. 

The Princesss Journey is an exhibition for families and children aged 6–10.   

Programme for the Opening Week:
Letter pendant workshops for children in Turku Castle Workshop 2–6 November, Wed–Fri 2–5 pm and Sat–Sun 12 noon–3 pm 
Story telling (in Finnish) in the Knights Hall 5–6 November at 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm 

C is for Catherine 

Catherine Jagiellon (1526–1583) was born into the powerful Jagiellon dynasty and grew up at the kings court in Krakow, Poland. The Swedish Prince John, Duke of Finland, was chosen to be her husband. They were married in Vilnius in 1562. Thus, Catherines journey took her around the Baltic Sea, all the way to Turku, and from there onwards to Stockholm, where she and her husband were eventually crowned King and Queen of Sweden.   

Catherine brought an enormous dowry to Turku Castle. The only object remaining, that we know belonged to Catherine, is a pendant inscribed with the letter C, that she received as a gift from her father. This pendant was very dear to Catherine – so much so that she was buried wearing it. It is now in the collections of Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden, and will be on display in the exhibition until 23 April 2023. 

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Museum contact details

Turku Castle
Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku

(02) 262 0300

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Turku Castle, Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Please note! 30.4., 20.6., 23.12 and 31.12. open 10-15, closed 29.3., 1.5., 21.-23.6., 6.12. and 24.-25.12.

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