Turku Main Library, Turku

Turku Main Library, Turku (must see)

Turku Main Library is the chief branch of Turku City Library. The library is approximately 8,500 m².

Turku Main Library currently occupies three buildings: the old and new buildings and a former office building for the governor built in 1818 which is now Café Sirius. There is a walkway which connects the three buildings, going from old building past the café to the new building. The reference, magazine and the children's and young adults sections are located in the new building. After renovation was complete in 2008, the fiction, art and music sections can be found in the old building.

Five works of art were acquired for the library: Saara Ekström's ornamental Alkukirjain (Initial Letter) spreads out on the walls of the main hall, and her video work Aakkoset (the Alphabet) can be seen at the Reading Corner of the hall. The sculpture Visual Vortex- Passge of Events by Hans-Christian Berg is situated in the showcase by the main entrance. Vestigia by Hilkka Könönen is situated at the News Square. Hetkinen (Moment) by Ann Sundholm shines its light on the main hall. Merja Pitkänen has realised sculpture installation Esiintymä (Occurrence) at the library cafe Sirius. These pieces are a part of the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art collection for the City of Turku.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm

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Sight Name: Turku Main Library
Sight Location: Turku, Finland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Daily Life in Turku  

Walking Tours in Turku, Finland

Create Your Own Walk in Turku

Create Your Own Walk in Turku

Creating your own self-guided walk in Turku is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Daily Life in Turku

Daily Life in Turku

As the oldest city in Finland, Turku is a fantastic tourist destination with a number of glorious attractions, museums, galleries and other fascinating things to see and do. However, there are plenty of hidden local places that can tell their own story about this charming city. The following tour will help you discover Turku’s vibrant daily life spots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Architectural Tour in Turku

Architectural Tour in Turku

The oldest city in Finland, Turku has numerous, attractive old buildings that catch the eye and leave you with a great memory of your stay in this charming city. Each of the prominent landmark constructions of Turku tells its own story. Take the following walking tour to discover the architectural jewels of Turku.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Religious Tour in Turku

Religious Tour in Turku

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Cultural Walking Tour in Turku

Cultural Walking Tour in Turku

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Turku Art Walking Tour

Turku Art Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km