The Sibelius Museum in Turku stands out among Finland's museums given its complete focus on one area of the arts - music. If you are a music lover visiting Turku, you will have no excuse not to visit Sibelius Museum.
Just around a 15-minute walk from Sibelius Museum, visitors of the attraction can relax in a baroque-styled room at the Radisson Blu Marina Hotel. This hotel in Turku, Finland has 184 rooms and suites to choose from, each including a specially designed 'intelligent' mattress bed for supreme comfort and rest.
History and features of Sibelius Museum
Founded nearly a century ago in 1926, Sibelius Museum catalogues the history of written music and musical instruments throughout the ages. The museum's collections hopped from venue to venue in its first half-century of existence, finally finding a home at its glass-and-concrete structure in Turku city centre in 1968. Today, the Sibelius Museum lays claim to an impressive collection of over 1,800 instruments, with 300 of those on display regularly. The collection started with the donations of Curt Mattson and Professor Otto Andersson at the museum's inception, but has grown steadily since.
The museum also celebrates the life and works of Jean Sibelius, Finland's most famous composer. A separate exhibition at the museum displays his music sheets and notes.
Stay near Sibelius Museum at the Radisson Blu Marina Hotel
Make your choice of accommodation in Turku a modern hotel in the city centre by booking the Radisson Blu Marina Hotel. This centrally located hotel puts guests near to the city's best cultural attractions, including Sibelius Museum and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.