Programme projects' contact information
City of Turku / Cultural services office
Hämeenkatu 15
Turku 20500
Phone: +358 (0)40 775 4697
60° 27' 1.3788" N, 22° 16' 39.4932" E
+358 (0)40 775 4697
Maria Huokkola

Fire! Fire! exhibition takes the visitor into the world of flames. The interactive exhibition by Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, and the Museum Centre of Turku will mix science with cultural history to create a unique and consuming experience.  

What is so fascinating about fire? Fire stands for burning love, exhilarating passion and the fiery flames of hell. Fire is a good servant but a poor master; it represents both safety and danger at the same time. In all its destructiveness, fire also gives birth to something new.

The Gate of Fire will lead the visitors to an interactive exhibition where they can test their fire-making skills, experience stories on the birth of fire and step into a blaze. One of the key themes for the exhibition is the historical Great Fire of Turku in 1827. A miniature model of the city will use light and smoke effects to present how the fire took over the city, also allowing the visitor to try out the possibilities of city planning for saving the city. What kind of Turku would you build? The impact of city fires will be discussed from both the residents' perspective as well as from a wider viewpoint as a catastrophe that re-defines a city.

Fire will be used for many purposes in working samples, lectures and performances: to set the mood, to perform a practical benefit and for amusement. Guided tours will reveal the mythical aspect of fire and visit an alley that was destroyed during the Great Fire.

Heureka and the Museum Centre of Turku have joint responsibility for the production of this exhibition.

  • 17 January– 29 April 2012 at Logomo


  • adults 7 e
  • pensioners, unemployed, concscripts 5e
  • children 3e (7-17 yrs)