MUSEUM
Admission with Museum Card

Turku Castle

This more than 700 year old granite castle is one of the top sights in Finland.

Turku Castle is a more than 700 year old historical monument. It has stood guard over the river Aura estuary since the 1280’s. Its granite stone walls hold within them the history of Finland, Sweden and the other Nordic countries. Join a guided tour or see the Castle in your own pace.

The history of Turku Castle begins in the 1280's. During the centuries the fortification gradually changed into a grand greystone palace.

In 1556, King Gustav Vasa named his son Johan Duke of Finland. The era of Johan marked a new phase in the construction of the Castle. The renaissance halls were built during this period, which also marked the beginning of the reneissance era in Finland.

In the 17th century, the Governor General of Finland Per Brahe held court in the Bailey. Gradually the administrative centre moved out of the by then old castle, and gave way to a prison. It also served as a storehouse and as barracks.

In the 1941 bombings the castle was left in ruins. After the end of the war restaurations began. Nowadays the periods of construction can be seen in labyrinthine passages, walled up doors and windows and in mysterious staircases.

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Museum contact details

Turku Castle
Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku

(02) 262 0300

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

12/5 €

Payment methods

käteinen, yleisimmät pankki- ja luottokortit.

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Opening hours

Mon 10:00-18:00
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

Closed 30.3., 1.5., 21.6. open 10-15, 22.-24.6., 6.12., 24.-25.12. and 31.12.

Museum exhibitions

Guided tours

Guided tours by appointment for groups.

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