Lenin Museum
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Birthplace of the Soviet Union! The renewed museum provides a vivid, comprehensive and critical view of the history Russia and Finland share. It takes visitors on a fascinating journey through some of the most remarkable events in our history: The Russian Revolution, the founding of the Soviet Union, Finland's independence, the Second World War and finally the collapse of the Soviet Union. The museum hall at the Tampere Workers' Hall is known as the birthplace of the Soviet Union - it's where Russian revolutionaries Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin met for the first time. This meeting that happened in 1905 had global impacts: the two men decided to arrange a revolution in Russia, found the Soviet Union and to let Finland become independent.
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  • RangeR
    Canada683 contributions
    Take a picture with Lenin and Stalin
    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.
    Visited August 2019
    Written April 14, 2020
  • TN998
    5 contributions
    Well worth a detour!
    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.
    Visited September 2019
    Written August 6, 2020
  • dgjohansson
    Ronneby, Sweden1,581 contributions
    Fun but can be skipped
    This quirky little museum (3 small romms more or less) is fun to visit, but nothing you travel to Tampere especially for. The museum focus less on Lenin than I expected and rather aims to explan the relationship between Finland and The Soviet Union from its creating until its fall, and a bit beyond that. Interesting for a short stop if you have time.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
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Mark P
7 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
A small but excellent museum that tells the story of Finland's relationship with Russia and the early development of Communism in Tampere between Lenin and Stalin. Very balanced and displays in English and Russian as well as Finnish.
Written 20 July 2023
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VJ
Kokkola, Finland105 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The exhibition consisted of a film, war time equipment, photos and clothes. Not big, but not bad. You may take a selfie with Lenin and Stalin.
Written 12 June 2023
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,581 contributions
Jun 2023
This quirky little museum (3 small romms more or less) is fun to visit, but nothing you travel to Tampere especially for. The museum focus less on Lenin than I expected and rather aims to explan the relationship between Finland and The Soviet Union from its creating until its fall, and a bit beyond that. Interesting for a short stop if you have time.
Written 9 June 2023
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GMuir
Thirroul, Australia87 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Interesting museum but could do with a bit of polish & more interactivity. Given the name of the museum, tracking Lenin’s life more chronologically would be a plus. The immersive living room display is good. Unfortunately there was a lot of information presented on screens that required you to page through rather than dynamically communicated through exhibits.
Written 28 May 2023
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Martha C
New Britain, CT7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Interesting historical museum. Soviet Union and Finland share an interesting history, one I knew very little about. Enjoyed all of the artifacts and their English explanations.
Written 4 November 2022
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,299 contributions
Jul 2022
I'm no fan of Lenin but this museum was an eye opener and expanded my horizons. I didn't realize he had such a connection to Tampere. This is supposedly the ONLY Lenin museum left.
Written 7 September 2022
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Mel D
France9 contributions
Aug 2022
Highly recommend. Short, on 1 floor (2 1/2!) only, but lots to read if really interested. One of its kind
Written 19 August 2022
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Liang
Helsinki, Finland35 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
I did not know that idea of Soviet Union was started from the initial meeting between Lennin and Stalin in Tampere. Quite worthy of visit if you are interested in history. The museum is situated in the worker's association building, which is quite historical itself.
Written 20 July 2022
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TN998
5 contributions
Sep 2019
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.
Written 6 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RangeR
Canada683 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written 14 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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