Houtskär Skärgårdsmuseum

Turku Archipelago

Clustered near the Näsby church, this modest museum consists of 10 traditional island-red wood buildings, including a windmill, a restored dairy shed and a period home. The boat museum contains a traditional fishing boat as well as other maritime artefacts.

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