Vartiovuori Observatory
Vartiovuori Observatory. Photo: Åbo Akademi University Foundation.

Vartiovuori Observatory

360˚ virtual exhibition
Suomi, English, Svenska

Finland’s first observatory building was erected in 1817–1819 on Vartiovuori Hill in Turku. The design of the building for the Royal Academy of Turku Institute of Astronomy followed drawings made by Carl Ludvig Engel.

About the exhibition

The Vartiovuori Observatory has also housed the Maritime Academy, the Turku Maritime Museum and Turku Art Museum. The building has been under the ownership of the Åbo Akademi University Foundation since 2007.

Vartiovuoren tähtitorni

Guided virtualtours

There are no guided tours at this location.

How to visit

  1. Entrance anywhere

    You can enjoy the exhibits anytime, anywhere.

  2. Experiences together

    You can also book a guided tour for your group and experience the exhibition with a guide.

  3. Every exhibition is unique

    In you will find exhibitions from various museums around Finland. All exhibitions can be visited free of charge, for some you can buy a more extensive admission or book a guided tour.

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