Medieval Turku

The Medieval Turku event will make its appearance at the Old Great Square, Turku Cathedral, Turku Castle and the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova participates in the event as a specialist in the Medieval period, organizing guided tours in the historical ruin area of the museum.

Visiting the museum during the Medieval Turku event

The Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum, where the Convent Riverfront with its back alleys passes through a centuries-old route, is a place of peace and quiet amid the bustle of the busy marketplace. Guided tours delving into the Middle Ages will be organized daily in different languages. The tour Life in Medieval Turku, will provide information on what living in Turku was like centuries ago. Bonnes dames – morality and sexuality in the Middle Ages is a tour concerning the lives of women, from the perspective of both a well-to-do lady and a prostitute.

The guided tours are organized during the Medieval Turku event in the following way:

Life in Medieval Turku (in English): 4:30 pm
Life in Medieval Turku (in Finnish): 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Bonnes dames, morality and sexuality in the Middle Ages (in Finnish): 4:30 pm
"Kipaten kiltaan, kontaten kotio"  The history of Turku's drinking culture (in Finnish): 5:30 pm
Adventure tour for children (in Finnish): 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

The guided tours are included in the price of admission.

Contact information:

Ulla Clerc
ulla.clerc@aboavetusarsnova.fi
p. 0207 181 643

Archaeologists introduce the excavations in the garden during the Medieval Turku event from Thursday to Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
Archaeologists introduce the excavations in the garden during the Medieval Turku event from Thursday to Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
A new guided tour, "Kipaten kiltaan, kontaten kotio" – The history of Turku's drinking culture, leads us in an amusing way to the city's taverns and inns during different centuries.
A new guided tour, "Kipaten kiltaan, kontaten kotio" – The history of Turku's drinking culture, leads us in an amusing way to the city's taverns and inns during different centuries.
During the adventure tour children venture into medieval Turku.
During the adventure tour children venture into medieval Turku.