Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
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The Amuri museum quarter consists of five residential and four outbuildings. All of the former lie in their original positions as do the outbuildings.
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MajorVoid
Paisley, UK123 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Great little museum, well thought through. A chunk of Finnish social history. Lots of nice activities for little people too. Recommended.
Written 14 October 2017
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Emma H
Reading, UK96 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The museum takes you through time from the 1880s to 1970s telling the story of how life for workers in Tampere has changed. The houses have been furnished and each room has a description of who lived there (in English as well as Finnish) creating a very rich picture of the lives they led. There was a party of primary age local children there when we visited so it is obviously suitable for all ages.
Written 5 September 2017
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jksmi
Asia145 contributions
Aug 2017
This museum block of workers' homes in Tampere has nine house in their original places. It has placards on each room in each house that tells the stories giving examples of residents who may have lived there before. This gives a good idea of the history of the place. It was interesting to see how the houses and all the furniture and contents of the house developed through the almost one century, from very simple rooms shared by many people to larger rooms with less, more elaborate furniture and even finally an indoor toilet. There is a lot in each room to see. Besides homes, there was a sauna, bakery, general shop and shoemaker's shop. There is also a building with a cafe offering pastries, tea, coffee and soft drink. It has a good number of tables and chairs in areas that give you the feeling of being cozy and/or able to be in separate rooms.
Written 31 August 2017
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Brian C
Brandon, UK29 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit here. The fictional family stories at each house really brought the exhibits to life. I must be getting old as my age group is now included in museum tours as exhibits, I thought I'd manage a few more years before I became officially ancient. I found the tour was two houses too long, but that's just my opinion. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 28 June 2017
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,564 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This museum is situated in former housing for workers at the Finlayson factory, which was formerly one of the most important manufacturing plants in Scandinavia.

Dating back to the late 19th century, these simple wooden houses provide a window into the living conditions of workers of the period. Even better, it has been meticulously decorated with period furnishings, giving a very good view of the very spartan life common people lead at that time. Often just a bed and a few basic items for cooking and working are found in these rooms.

The museum also shows how living conditions improved for people over the decades, with radios, record players and other luxuries slowly appearing. This museum makes a really good contrast with the palaces of the European tourist circuit.
Written 16 June 2017
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Venla R
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Jul 2016 • Family
One of my favourite places in Tampere. Lovely atmosphere and you can almost feel the people who have lived there. A sneak peek into everyday life in 1800s. The cafe is wonderful too!
Written 8 June 2017
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Tuitsi
Tampere, Finland66 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I personally love this place near my own apartement, it is full of knowledge about how the people of the town lived about 150 years ago. The place consists of 5 residences situated in their original places and 4 houses across the yard. A great opportunity to see f ex an interesting Finnish sauna of the old times, the bakery, the shoemaker and much more. As far as I know there is guided tours in English once a week, but check this on their website first, museokortteli.fi. The place itself is open only in summertime, so check this too.
Written 12 February 2017
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Sahaman2016
Tampere, Finland99 contributions
Apr 2016
The museum, where one can observe how a small space a person can live. On the other hand also noticed how much a person has grown over the years. It can also be noted how the standard of living has evolved. Young children and it would be good to see how people lived in the old days
Written 5 September 2016
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Liisa R
Tampere, Finland9 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Autenttinen fiilis, authentic feeling in 1900-1970 working class housing. Antaa todella perspektiiviä ennen ja nyt. Hienotunnelmaninen vanhanajan kahvila pikkuleipineen. A nice old times café.
Written 3 August 2016
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Really enjoyed this museum ,every house part was open which is amazing compared to other open air museums I've visited in Finland. The expositions were very detailed n each room had a story to tell . I was surprised by the whole area n also, I will try the breakfast they make in the café next morning.
Written 26 July 2016
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