Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova – The Museum of The Year 2016?

NEWS | Published: 28.10.2015

The 20-year-old Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum is taking part in The Museum of the Year 2016 competition, which is arranged by Finnish Museum Association and ICOM Finland.

Without our visitors there would be no museum. Thus we want to ask you why should Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova win the prize of Museum of the Year? 

You may write down your recommendations on a postcard given in the museum or send them to info@aboavetusarsnova.fi. We will then send the recommendations with our application to the Finnish Museum Association, where the winner of the competition will be chosen. You may for example write the reason for your visit to the museum or what was it that you liked about it. Is Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova the best museum in Finland, and if so, why?

What's already been said about us:

”Historical, interesting, modern. The wonderful Elephant sculpture brightens the street scene in front of the museum.”

”Extraordinary, historical, a museum you'll find new treasures from every time you visit there!”

”If you go to Turku, you'll get a fantastic experience when you choose to go to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova!"

”One of the best destinations in Turku, there's a countless number of things to see and experience in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.”


The staff of the museum planned the program of the next year in the beautiful surroundings of Ankkalampi in Paimio.