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Galleries and Art Museums in Turku.

TurkuART.fi presents art museums and artist-run galleries in Turku. On the website you will find locations, opening hours, information on possible entry fees as well as current and upcoming exhibitions. The TurkuART.fi -website is maintained by Turku Artists’ Association.

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Turku Art Museum Turku Art Museum

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Wäinö Aaltosen museo Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Turun Taidehalli Kunsthalle Turku

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Kirjakahvila Turku Book Café

Galleria Joella Galleria Joella

Titanik Titanik

Galleria Jänis Galleria Jänis

B-galleria B-gallery

Auran Galleria Auran Galleria

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Photo: Vesa Aaltonen

Turku Art Museum

Aurakatu 26
20100 Turku

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+358 (0)2 262 7100


Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11–19
Sat-Sun 11–17

9/6 €
free admission for visitors under 16 years

The National Romantic granite building of the Turku Art Museum is a monument in itself. The museum was designed by Professor Gustaf Nyström and, when it was completed in 1904, it was the second building in Finland to have been designed specifically as a museum. From the very beginning the museum has mounted exhibitions by leading Finnish artists, without forgetting international art, Nordic art in particular. The Turku Art Museum has always focused on the acquisition of contemporary art for its collection, which comprises at the moment about 6500 works of art.

Now + Upcoming:

23.11.2018– Collection: Four Elements

> 4.10.2019–5.1.2020 Emil Nolde


4.10.–17.11.2019 Holger Loodus
22.11.2019-5.1.2020 Annika Dahlstn & Markku Laakso


4.10.–17.11.2019 Petra Lindholm
22.11.2019-5.1.2020 Marja Helander


aboa vetus & ars nova

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Itäinen Rantakatu 4–6
20700 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)207 181 640


Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 11–19 /

10 / 7 / 5,5 €

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, the museum of history and contemporary art, is a unique cultural attraction in Turku. The museum, opened in 1995, is maintained by the Matti Koivurinta Foundation. Aboa Vetus is an underground area of ruins, where the genuine constructions tell the history of the oldest city in Finland. The exhibition halls of Ars Nova are located in the Rettig palace which was completed in 1928. Contemporary art as well as the art collection of the foundation are presented here. The two galleries, Takkahuone and Omatila, located within the museum have their own exhibition programmes.

Now + Upcoming:

Aboa Vetus: Permanent exhibition

Ars Nova:

14.6.−3.11.2019 Saara Ekström
13.9.-3.11.2019 Nastja Säde Rönkkö
15.11.2019-2.2.2020 Turku Artists' Association 95 year jubilee exhibition
15.11.2019-2.2.2020 Collection

Takkahuone Gallery:

15.11.2019−2.2.2020 Hanneriina Moisseinen

Omatila Gallery:



The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Itäinen Rantakatu 38
20810 Turku

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+358 (0)2 262 0850


Opening hours:
Tue–Sun 10–18

10 / 5 / 4 €
free admission for visitors under 7 years

The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named after the famous sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966) from Turku. This middle-aged museum isn’t content to just rest on its laurels, but is presenting new and experimental art projects. The event programme includes various cultural events, lectures, concerts and theme days for families. The museum is also home to the Wäinön valinta museum shop and pleasant Café Wäinö.

Now + Upcoming:

10.10.2019–19.1.2020 When is Now

30.8.-17.11.2019 Maeve Brennan
22.11.2019-9.2.2020 Rebecca Birch


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Kunsthalle Turku

Vanha Suurtori 5
20500 Turku

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Opening hours:
Wed–Sun 12–18

Free entrance

Kunsthalle Turku is a centre for visual arts run by two NGO's: Photographic Centre Peri and Turku Artist's Association. The kunsthalle, located in the Old Town House of Turku, serves contemporary art exhibitions of interest to the public as well as an Artoteque, a library with photography books and PeriLab, a digital studio for visual artists. Kunsthalle Turku's Banquet Hall on the third floor hosts up to 150 persons and it is available for rent for various events and parties.

Now + Upcoming:

30.8.-1.9.2019 DESIGN TIME. @ Turun Taidehalli
6.9.-29.9.2019 Emma Rönnholm, Ida Palojärvi, Eeva Honkanen
4.-27.10.2019 Kaisu Koivisto, Aimo Hyvärinen
1.11.-8.12. Turku Artists' Association 13.12.-12.1. Ville Kumpulainen, Anna Knappe ja Amir JAn




Linnankatu 56
20100 Turku

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Köysiratagalleria (Facebook)

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-17

Free entrance

Köysiratagalleria is a showroom for the fine arts program at the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences. The gallery showcases mainly artwork by photography and fine arts students, and presents pedagogic art projects. Köysiratagalleria welcomes you to see the work of a new generation of artists!

Now + Upcoming:

Ajankohtainen näyttelyohjelma: facebook.com/köysiratagalleria
Instagram: Kuvako


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Turku Book Café

Vanha Suurtori 3
20500 Turku

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+358 (0)2 469 1396


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 11-19

Turku Book Café is a mostly volunteer-run co-operative vegan café hosting a variety of cultural and societal events ranging from reading circles to band nights in the old centre of Turku. Book Café also hosts monthly changing art exhibitions that include painting, photography, comics and mixed media. Alongside two larger exhibition spaces there is also a small cabinet with invited exhibitions.

Now + Upcoming:

October: Taina Rossi
November: Kaisa Lenkkeri & Heta Jokinen
December: Sini Kallio


galleria joella

Gallery Joella

Läntinen Rantakatu 21
20100 Turku

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+358 (0)2 232 9996


Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12–18
Sat-Sun 12-16

Free entrance

The Turku Printmakers Association has run Gallery Joella since 1986 in the same space by the riverside. The gallery holds about 14 exhibitions a year from various fields of visual arts, and its sales collection presents framed and unframed graphic prints from Turku as well as from guest artists.

Now + Upcoming:

2.-20.10.2019 Teija Immonen & Taina Kokkonen
23.10.-10.11.2019 Tarja-Liisa Salo
13.11.-1.12.2019 Mikko Juntura
4.12.2019-5.1.2020 Hanna Varis




Itäinen Rantakatu 8
20700 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)45 899 8772


Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12-18
Sat-Sun 12-16

Free entrance

Titanik, the biggest contemporary art gallery in Turku, is located by the shore of Aura river. Titanik was founded in 1988 by Artists’ Association Arte. Since its establishment, Titanik has become widely known as an important showroom for new, unestablished Finnish contemporary art. Arte runs, not only Titanik, but also Titanik sound art residency programme, which provides residency opportunities for international artists for 1-3 months. Titanik hosts a lot of special events, such as gigs, performances and the annual Super Public Art School Summer event, which are open to the public and always free of charge.

Now + Upcoming:

4.10.-3.11.2019 FemArt, curators Ramina Habibollah & Nayab Ikram
8.11.-1.12.2019 Bogna Luiza Wisniewska 28.11. XS -Festivals
6.12.-22.12 Ana Ala-Ruona ja Venla Helenius


galleria jänis

Galleria Jänis

Jarrumiehenkatu /
Bromsaregatan 3
20100 Turku

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+358 (0)50 308 2803

Galleria Jänis (Facebook)

Opening hours:

Free entrance

Galleria Jänis is a non-profit window gallery run by three artists. Exhibitions open up to the public realm thus becoming a part of everyday life and easily accessible to all. Galleria Jänis exhibits a broad range of artforms and wants to show the versatility of art.

Now + Upcoming:

6.10.-1.11.2019 Pauliina Waris
3.-29.11.2019 Lotta Leka
1.12.-27.12. Kim Langer


b galleria


Aninkaistenkatu 5
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)44 284 3581


Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 12-18
Sat-Sun 12-16

Free entrance

B-GALLERIA is a non-profit contemporary art gallery founded in 2005 in Turku, Finland. The main purpose of B is to provide an inexpensive and easy-approach gallery space for young emerging artists. In addition to the regular two or four-week temporary exhibitions in the main space the gallery has a Project Space which focuses on experimental performance and installation art. B-galleria hosts also a variety of different workshops, experimental music clubs, croquis-drawing and other happenings.

Now + Upcoming: Elis Hannikainen
6.-17.11.2019 Okko Pöyliö 18.11.-1.12 10AAA &SpaceBA
4.12.-5.1. Iisa Maaranen

Project Space

16.-27.10.2019 Anu Perkkiö
30.10.-10.11.2019 Emma Larkovuo

Auran Galleria

Yliopistonkatu 7
20100 Turku

Google Maps

+358 (0)207 181 640


Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 11–17
Sat 11–14
Sun 13–17

Free entrance

information coming soon

Now + Upcoming:

8.-27.10.2019 Essi Peltonen
20.10.-17.11.2019 Samuli Heinonen 19.11.-8.12. Pentti Koivikko, grafiikkaa ja maalauksia
10.12.- Winter Fair´19

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