Moomin loves you

A friend gave us a family pass to Moomin World recently and when 5 euro tickets to Turku came on sale we decided to grab that train and have a weekend away.

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We stayed in Naantali, a seaside town just out of Turku and home to Moomin World.

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Naantali was looking very pretty this summer and we enjoyed eating by the water and wandering through the Old Town.

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As well as the wooden shops and cafes, there’s also a beautiful old church. There was a funeral on however and when we went to go in later it was closed.

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(I’m still not sure if these are nuns or women on their way to a fancy dress party).

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Moomin World itself is a short walk from the Old Town, over a bridge and housed on a small island.

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The Moomin family and friends are characters from books written by Tove Jansson and are much-loved in Finland and beyond.

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At Moomin World you’ll find all the characters from the books as well as the police station and various homes.

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We wandered through three stories of the Moomin family home, sitting on Moomin’s bed and peeking in their cupboards.

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If you’re thinking of visiting Naantali or Moomin World, you’ll want to plan your trip as both are only really open during the summer.

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But for Moomin fans it’s definitely worth a visit. There are various scenes recreated around the island with characters you can interact with.

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We are not that familiar with the stories yet to be honest but I’m sure we soon will be. After meeting and hugging him, Miko told me quietly, ‘Moomin loves me.’

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17 thoughts on “Moomin loves you

  1. The nuns’ headwear: in an episode of Time Team called Syon House that we recently watched, they described an order of nuns who wore headwear just like that in your photo.

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  2. Delightful!! I’ve added Naantali to the list of places to visit when we go to Finland in the summer, and I’m off to learn more about Moomin…

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  3. I’m unfamiliar with Moomin, but the fact that this exists is just delightful! In particular, I love the photo of the little house built into the hill with the yellow door — my idea of a perfect vacation spot! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh my, how my daughter and I would live to go there, we love the Moomins!!

    In fact we both dream of visiting Finland one day, fingers crossed!

    Helenxx

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