The permanent exhibition of Aboa Vetus gives real insight into life in medieval Turku. The exhibition leads the visitor through the streets of the old Convent Quarter, set amongst the genuine ruins of medieval Turku. Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova is situated on an area where archaeological excavations have been going on since the early 1900s.
The Adventure Tour
The Adventure Tour is the children’s own guided museum tour, arranged by order also in english for the groups. For school-age children, Aboa Vetus offers the Exploration Booklet. Questions and challenges related to the history of the Convent Quarter will lead children to explore old bones as well as write in the medieval way on a wax tablet.
The Exploration Booklet
For school-age children, Aboa Vetus offers the Exploration Booklet. The Convent Quarter history challenges kids to investigate the old bones and learn to write on medieval wax tablets. The questions and tasks can be solved whilst the adults tour the museum. The Exploration Booklet is also available in English and Swedish.
Ars Nova provides a colourful contrast to old Turku. The diverse 20th century collection of the Matti Koivurinta Foundation includes more than 500 works by leading Finnish and international artists.
Located in the museum, Aula, meaning Palace in Latin, is a stylish café and the perfect place for lunch. In the evenings, Aula Cafe provides a great venue for private events.