When the Great Fire of 1827 swept through Turku, much of the city was destroyed, but fortunately Luostarinmäki, a district of 200-year-old wooden working-class houses, was spared. Today you can wander through this open-air museum featuring some 80 houses and 14 courtyards that have been restored to look as they did in the 19th century. Watch skilled local craftsmen at work, using traditional tools to weave, carve wood, sew and make pottery. You can also visit the printing house where hand-printed invitations are made, and explore the workshops of the shoemaker, upholsterer and decorative painter. Handicrafts, many of which are made in the museum’s workshops, are for sale at the on-site shop.