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Turku Archipelago

If you think the artwork of Salvador Dalí is surreal, see what you think when you experience it in the context of a fishing village in the Finnish archipelago. Incongruity abounds. Local collector Ted Wallin showcases the only private Dalí collection in Scandinavia, complete with paintings, sculpture and furniture.

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Nearby Turku Archipelago attractions

1. Pargas Church

0.14 MILES

The Old Town of wooden houses is tucked behind Pargas Church, a beautiful early-14th-century building with whitewashed walls, medieval murals and brick…

2. Pargas Hembygdsmuseum

0.15 MILES

When Lenin was on the lam from Russia to Stockholm in 1907, he stayed in Pargas under the pseudonym Mr Mueller. The outdoor local-history museum contains…

3. Taidekappeli

7.58 MILES

Like the bow of a ship tipped on its end, this unusual structure is perched on a rock and surrounded by forest on Hirvensalo island, 7km south of Turku…

4. Forum Marinum Ships

9.62 MILES

Anchored outside the Forum Marinum is a small fleet of museum ships that you can climb aboard. The mine layer Keihässalmi and the corvette Karjala take…

5. Turun Linna

9.65 MILES

Founded in 1280 at the mouth of the Aurajoki, mammoth Turku Castle is easily Finland’s largest fortress. Highlights include two dungeons and sumptuous…

6. Forum Marinum

9.69 MILES

Partly housed in an old granary, this excellent maritime museum offers a comprehensive look at ships and shipping, from scale models to full-size vessels…

7. Turku Biological Museum

10.03 MILES

In a beautiful 1907 building surrounded by parkland, the Turku Biological Museum shows off Finland’s fauna and flora in 13 realistic dioramas, including…

8. Wäinö Aaltosen Museum

10.08 MILES

Naturalistic and cubist-tinged sculptures donated by artist Wäinö Aaltosen are on display in this gallery, along with temporary exhibitions of…