EKTA Museum

Turku & Finland's South Coast

The highlight of the Ekenäs museum is the exhibit on the life and art of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, with a rotating display of 30 artworks. Other exhibits – spread over five buildings – trace the town's history back to the Stone Age. The Lindblad building re-creates a 1950s photographer’s studio, while the Commoner's House displays the interiors and furnishings (in period styles) of a merchant's home.

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Nearby Turku & Finland's South Coast attractions

1. Ekenäs Church

0.14 MILES

This Old Town church is the only baroque greystone church in Finland. The original church was constructed between 1651 and 1680, but it was destroyed by…

2. Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

6.91 MILES

Almost 90% of the 5200-hectare Ekenäs Archipelago National Park is water, so to explore the 1300 islands you’ll need to take a tour from Ekenäs harbour,…

3. Raseborg Castle Ruins


Looming on a high rock overlooking a grassy sward, the late-14th-century Raseborg Castle was strategically crucial in the 15th century, when it protected…

4. Rintama Museo

8.02 MILES

Original trenches, bunkers and artillery guns remain at the site of some of the worst Winter War fighting, 19km northeast of Hanko. Also here is a…

5. Fiskars Museum

11.6 MILES

Near the lake, Fiskars Museum details the evolution of the ironworks and the village that grew around it, with a different display of arts and crafts each…

6. Neljän Tuulen Tupa

18.2 MILES

On Little Pine Island, 1.5km east of the town centre, is the House of the Four Winds, where locals snuck swigs of ‘hard tea’ during the Finnish…

7. Water Tower

19.24 MILES

Zip up the lift to the top of the 50m-high water tower on Vartiovuori Hill for sweeping views across town and out to sea.

8. Hangon kirkko

19.27 MILES

Originally built in 1892, this neo-Gothic church was damaged in WWII but has been thoroughly renovated.