Admission with Museum Card

Aboa Vetus – Old Turku

Aboa Vetus, Turku

  • 1.1.2006–1.1.2025

Aboa Vetus, the only archaeological museum in Finland, is a town quarter discovered underground.


The story of the only archaeological museum in Finland began in the 1990s, as a result of archaeological excavations conducted on the site. The 600-year-old area of excavated ruins was preserved in situ so that it could be displayed to the public.

In the underground museum Aboa Vetus you can see the remains of six medieval stonebuilt houses and walk along the Convent Riverfront, an early street. The remaining structures and archaeological findings provide us with a lot of information about the past of the museum site and its inhabitants over the centuries.

The museums archaeological research on the site is still ongoing. During the Middle Ages, the impressive stone-built houses in the Convent Quarter were inhabited by wealthy merchants. Turku was the second largest town in the realm of Sweden and a significant commercial, religious and administrative centre.

There is so much to explore for visitors of all ages. You can experience the past by doing things yourself or by playing. Write on a wax tablet, spin a whirligig or play with the dolls house that represents a merchants house!

In Bony Tales you can try to identify bones and learn about the history of animals. Can you find a cat playing with a ball of wool? The exhibition also enlightens visitors about the work of archaeologists and how we perceive history.

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Museum contact details

Aboa Vetus
Itinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku

0207 181 640

Museum website

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Aboa Vetus, Itinen Rantakatu 4-6, 20700 Turku


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Aboa Vetus 11
Ars Nova 11
Yhdistelmlippu 16

Lapset 7–15 (koko talo) 8
Elkeliset, opiskelijat, tyttmt (koko talo) 11

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Payment methods

Kteinen. Pankki- ja luottokortit. Maksuvlineen kyvt mys Tyky-Kuntoseteli+, Tyky Online, Smartum Liikunta- ja kulttuuriseteli, Smartum Saldo, Ticket Virike, Virikeseteli, Edenred-kortti sek ePassi Sportti & Kulttuuri.

Opening hours

Mon 11:00-18:00
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00


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