Turkansaari

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Turkansaari Open-Air Museum
Turkansaaren ulkomuseo
Turkansaari open air museum 2006 06 13.JPG
Location Madekoski, Oulu, Finland
Coordinates 64°56′53″N 25°42′22″E / 64.948°N 25.706°E / 64.948; 25.706
Type Open-air museum
Website www.ouka.fi/oulu/ppm/turkansaari-in-english

Turkansaari is an island in the Oulujoki river with an open air museum in the Madekoski neighbourhood in Oulu, Finland. The museum is run by Northern Ostrobothnia museum.

Turkansaari island has been an ancient market place for Russian traders in the Oulujoki river. The open-air museum was started out when the old church, from the year 1694, was restored on the island in 1922.[1]

Every summer there is a tar kiln lit to produce tar in the traditional way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkansaari Open-Air Museum". Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

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