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Lenin Museum

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Lenin Museum

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Hameenpuisto 28, Tampere 33200 Finland
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TN998 wrote a review Aug 2020
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We found it by accident after seeing the sign board outside the building. I am not a big fan of museums so for me the size and scale was just right. Spent about an hour there all told and enjoyed finding out about Lenin and Stalin and the Finnish angle to their later activities. Loved the chance to get the crash helmet on and sit on the motorbike with Lenin in the sidecar.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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RangeR wrote a review Apr 2020
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This museum is the first Lenin museum that was founded outside of the Soviet Union and also simultaneously the last to remain to this day. It is located in the very same building where Lenin and Stalin first met each other, so it is quite a historical building on its own. The architecture of the building is interesting to look at and the museum is easy to locate within, the museum itself consist only of one large room. As you’d expect it focuses on Lenin’s life as well the Soviet Union in general, with a lot of talk about Stalin on the side. The displays are decent and offered in three languages – Finnish, Russian and English. There’s also a photo opportunity with dummies of Lenin and Stalin, you can even dress up for it. Decent museum, would recommend for those interest in history or if you just happen to be in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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saw88 wrote a review Mar 2020
Lancaster, United Kingdom267 contributions70 helpful votes
This is an interesting museum looking into the wartime history of the country. Looks into the relationship of Stalin and Lenin also, a little too much info about Stalin and not Lenin. Takes a couple of hours if you are wanting to read and watch the exhibit info-which you should. English info mostly available. Small gift shop also available Lockers to put coats and bags available
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Steve W wrote a review Nov 2019
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A great surprise. Situated in an interesting building itself this is a small museum full of interest. The peg is the link with Lenin but the museum explores the relationship between Finland and Russia/USSR. For western visitors highly educational and I loved the old photos and the occasional tongue in cheek approach. There are other more celebrated sights in Tampere but try to make time for here. You can stand next to the desk Lenin was at before he returned to St Petersburg- you cant get any closer to history than that!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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irlantilainen wrote a review Oct 2019
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Don't be put off by some guide books dismissive reviews, this museum is full of well displayed and fascinating historic details of Soviet and Tampere history. Lenin first met Stalin here, prior to his journey to St Petersburg from Finland. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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