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Welcome to the museum Ett Hem!

The museum Ett Hem is a home museum donated to the Åbo Akademi University Foundation by consul Alfred Jacobsson and his wife Hélène. In 1932, the museum was opened to the public on Hämeenkatu, the original location of the Jacobsson home. Since 1965 the museum is located in the current building on Piispankatu. The museum displays collections of art, objects and furniture collected by the couple.

The museum is closed throughout the year 2022 due to construction work in the neighborhood.

History of the museum

Behind Turku Cathedral, on Piispankatu in an atmospheric yellow wooden house, time has come to a halt at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Ett Hem Museum is the home museum of Consul Alfred and Mrs. Hélène Jacobsson. The museum was opened in 1932 in their home in Turku, at Hämeenkatu 30. The Jacobsson couple donated their home to the Åbo Akademi University Foundation in 1925. Since 1965, the museum has operated in the current building on Piispankatu.

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Collections

The museum has collections of art and artefacts as well as antiques inherited and purchased by Jacobsson couple. The museum also features early 20th-century electric lamps, sofas and various utensils, which are part of the museum’s current interior.

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The museum’s art collection includes oil paintings, graphics, watercolours, pastels and sculptures.

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