The Naantali Museum is situated in the beautiful Old Town next to the Hiilola museum building. The museum’s Hiilola property has 19th century interiors, reflecting the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie in the small town. The atmosphere is peaceful and charming. In the courtyard, an old oak tree guides visitors to the gardens, which contain a rose garden, an herb garden and the Viluluoto spring with its well pavilion. The Sau-Kallio house at the end of the garden depicts how craftsmen used to live.
Another museum property, Humppi, is located on the other side of the park. Here you can learn more about Naantali’s convent past and the historic narrative of the town through archaeological finds. Humppi is also home to changing exhibitions, with a special exhibition on display in summer. A miniature model of the Brigettine convent depicts life at the convent in the 15th century. Visitors can also rent a map and audio equipment and embark on an hour-long “Echoes from the middle ages” audio walk, which departs from Humppi. The tour describes what life was like in Naantali in the middle ages. Humppi is also home to the museum shop, Säsonki. Feel free to visit Säsonki even if you aren’t visiting the museum.
Naantali museum and museum shop Säsonki
Open 15 May–1 Sept Tues–Sun 11am–6pm • Tickets: adults €4, 7–17 year olds €2. Vanhakaupunki, Katinhäntä 1 and Mannerheiminkatu 21, Tel. +358 2 434 5321
Further information about the museum and events can be found at www.naantali.fi/museo (in Finnish).