Luostarinmäki is a whole museum village dating from the 1700s and 1800s.
During the Great Fire of 1827 Turku suffered enormous damage, but Luostrinmäki located at the edge of the city was spared from the flames. Today, the unique village milieu has not only been saved from fire but also protected from development. Visitors can travel in time to the 1800s and see what life was like for common people.
In addition to the authentic environment, the museum presents crafts of the pre-industrial era. Workshops in various fields come alive as craftsmen busy themselves everyday during the summer. The museum’s summer season culminates in August during the Handicraft Days, when dozens of craftsmen arrive to present forgotten crafts and skills.