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1 Sep 2016

Finnhorse Kullannuppu visiting Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

Luostarinmäki (Cloister Hill) Handicrafts Museum is an open-air museum in the 
center of Turku, Finland. As an open-air museum it is even globally exceptionally 
valuable entity as the buildings in the area are located in their original positions.

Luostarinmäen käsityöläismuseo

Luostarinmäki is the only area of wooden houses in Turku which remained 
the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. The museum was opened to the public on 29th of June 1940. 
It is one of Finland's nationally significant cultural environments.
Kullannuppu Luostarinmäellä

Finnhorse Kullannuppu fits well into the scenery!

There are eighteen wooden blocks, more than thirty wooden houses, 
built at the end of 1700s and in the early 1800s. Houses are decorated in the 
pre-industrial urban artisans workshops and homes. During the summer craftsmen 
work in the workshops so visitors can see traditional crafts. 
Museum administrators, guides and artisans are dressed in the old fashioned costumes.
The museum also has it's own post office, café and two shops. 
In Höökari´s Sundry Shop you can buy old-fashioned sweets and in a
museum shop Hantvärkki you can buy handicraft products made 
by the artisans in the museum.

The museum has been awarded by the tourism writers and journalists of the 
International Federation F.I.J.E.T. Golden Apple Award in 1984 as the only
one in Nordic countries. The award gave Luostarinmäki craftsmen impetus
to set up their own guild.

Since 1943 the highlight of the summer has been in August,
the celebration of the craftsmen: 
about 40 different professional craftsmen come and present their work.
Also Kullannuppu spent three days in Luostarinmäki to delight
the visitors.

Horses were very important in the old days, as important as the craftsmen!

Kullannuppu Luostarinmäellä, suomenhevonen

She´s so calm that she can be let walk free...

Kullannuppu, suomenehvonen, Luostarinmäki

Tourists need maps, Kullannuppu manages without!

During the days she found a quiet corner for having a nap, 
and also a tack shop!

We very much appreciate the old skills are kept alive. The more
time goes on and all kinds of new things and inventions come out, the
more important it is to remember how it all started.

Finnhorse is our national treasure and we are glad to see how they 
are appreciated nowadays as well.

On the way home.

Well earned!

If you wish to see more of Kullannuppu, read this:

More about the Finnhorse in general:

Thank you, Heikki, again for these wonderful pictures of
Kullannuppu. She is a special treasure as you are a special
master and treasure for her...

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