The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere: Hours, Address, The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas Reviews: 4.5/5

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is based in the historical Finlayson cotton mill area in the heart of Tampere. At Werstas you can visit the Labour Museum's exhibitions, Textile Industry Museum and Steam Engine Museum, free admission.
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Ville J
Kokkola, Finland30 contributions
Jun 2022
First of all, it's free. Tons of work related history. There was also an unrelated temporarily added photo exhibition.
Written 2 June 2022
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Sally S
Birmingham111 contributions
May 2022
This museum was amazing. Follow the signs and in you go. The museum takes you through the history of industrialisation in Tampere and the workers contribution to the workforce. It was really interesting. It had booths where you could listen to peoples accounts or watch tv news or listen to radio news. There were photographs, clothing as well as machinery etc.
We learned a lot whilst enjoying the atmosphere.
Worth a visit.
Written 2 June 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland24,423 contributions
Oct 2021
This interesting museum is located in the historic Finlayson factory area.

The exhibitions offer an overview of the history of the industrial era and the social history of workers.

At the same premises, you can also find the Steam Engine Museum.
Written 26 October 2021
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Irlantilainen
Helsinki, Finland362 contributions
Aug 2021
Several rooms full of history and interesting information.

Pleasant rooftop restaurant.

Recommended.
Written 1 September 2021
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
Jul 2020
The history of the city is dominated by its two great cotton mills, Tampella and Finlayson, the latter still operating but manufacturing in Turkey where the cotton grows. Working conditions were hard even 30-40 years ago, the constant noise of the machines and the ever present cotton dust ruined many healths. The force of the rising workers looking for social justice was more than understandable. To keep the factories running the owners were willing to accomodate their staff with housing, health and child care, own shops and managed thus to create a strong sense of community.
Written 22 July 2020
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Timo K
Espoo, Finland420 contributions
Jan 2020
The entrance is free. There are points on the floor which could help you to follow the exhibition cronologically. I was not impressed of the exhibition.
Written 19 January 2020
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark1,953 contributions
Aug 2019
The Labour Museum is located in the Finlayson Area.
It is a very interesting Museum, It is telling not only about Labour, but in general about Finlands history.
There is a large area about the Alkohol policy in Finland. Many stories about the Finish Wars, The Finish Kindergardens and many other things. It is a modern museum telling the story about the young country Finland. The Museum is open 11-18 and free to visit and we will for sure tell people to go there.
Written 4 September 2019
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Joel R
170 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Interesting museum in the heart of the Finlayson industrial area, showcasing a number of exhibits about the history of Finland, the education system, state alcohol policy over time etc. Interesting and informative, free of charge- worth a visit for an hour or so.
Written 4 July 2019
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Christina Rena
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Undoubtedly one of the most interesting museums I have been to. It's conveniently located in the center of tampere, it's easy to walk there from Keskustori. It's also free of charge - at the time when I visited. You can also buy some very unique gifts at their shop.
Written 27 May 2019
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Dave B
Shrewsbury, UK2,035 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I was with my local friend ,whom had never actually visited the museum before ,so we decided to go and be cultural and learn something's
This museum is free (donations are grateful accepted )
It will the biggest free museum in Finland
So there is a good amount of exhibits and information to help understand how the working conditions and life in general used to be
They do like to put mannequins frequently which in the case in the steam room , it was a little errie.
Photos and telling of pastimes and changing of the times , so for example , when the set hour working week was introduced and how this gave people more free time .....
The city has a rich history of sporting clubs and life improved over time .in this vibrant city
You can easily spend an hour or so here and there is enough to keep you occupied.
The shop has some nice gifts , local products .
Written 7 May 2019
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