The Turku Biological Museum opened on 15 July 1907. The story of the museum starts in 1902 when the Turku City Council received an anonymous donation for 50 000 marks for an unspecified purpose. Later it was revealed that the donation had been made by Alfred Jacobsson, the vice consul for Sweden, and his wife Hélène.
Situated in the historical setting of the Old Great Square, the gallery features interesting temporary exhibitions.
The gallery is located on the second floor with access through the staircase. There is no lift in the building.
The exhibition space
Brinkkala Gallery is a unique and fascinating exhibition space. Located on the second floor, the gallery can be reached via the mansion’s beautiful stair hall. The gallery comprises two back-to-back rooms with high ceilings. The long sides of the rooms are lined with windows.
28 May – 18 September 2022
Antti Laitinen Flexible landscapes
The exhibition invites viewers to Antti Laitinen’s world, in which the landscape takes on strange shapes, and trees are covered in metal. Focusing on recent works, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the diverse production of the artist whose career spans two decades.
Contemporary art by the river
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM) is the Turku City Art Museum named in honour of the famous Turku born sculptor, Wäinö Aaltonen (1894–1966). For nearly 50 years this modernist white museum building has reflected itself in the Aurajoki river, becoming an intrinsic part of the urban cultural landscape on the east bank.
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