Museokeskus Vapriikki
Museokeskus Vapriikki
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jussi P
Helsinki, Finland779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Plenty to see with the 15e admission. Game Museum, Ice Hockey Museum and a Rock Museum to mention few, make sure to check out all the available exhibitions before you arrive. We loved the gaming museum as you could play the games and see some real gaming relics, like the good olg Hugo game with phone-controller!

The museum shop is also filled with gaming themed stuff and it is hard to leave without buying anything...
Written September 19, 2023
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Michael J
Dorking, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Fabulous, thoughtful and engaging. Absolutely love this place, so glad we found time for this. Something here for everyone 😁 do yourself a favour, and go and visit.
Written August 17, 2023
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Anne
Tampere, Finland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This place is awesome. The beautiful old factory building contains nearly a dozen museums under one roof. On our latest visit, we were saying that you could quite literally take ANYONE here, and they'd find something of interest. There is also a cafe, a museum shop, a beautiful children's play area, and a restaurant serving warm meals at lunchtime (also at weekends). Highly recommended for all ages - sometimes Vapriikki also hosts additional children's activities.
Written July 17, 2023
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VJ
Kokkola, Finland56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
The museum has a wide variety of collections including: minerals, animals, games, the civil war, games and several others.
Written June 12, 2023
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GMuir
Thirroul, Australia92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Visited the Tampere 1918, Games, Natural history, Ice hockey, Findlayson & fairy tale sections.

The games museum was hands down my favourite section with it recreations of rooms through the decades, it felt like a Time Machine.

Tampere 1918 was interesting but I felt I learnt more having attended anothe Medien earlier in my trip with more English signage.

The peppers ghost display in the Findlayson section was also quite cool
Written May 28, 2023
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rtdood
Manchester, UK790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The cost of entry gives access to all 8 museum/exhibitions housed within this large industrial building. The admissions desk is just behind the entranceway and next to it is a large cloakroom area with lockers available at no extra large. Do be aware the cloakroom is open, so whilst the lockers can be secured with a key, the clothing racks are freely accessible to all. At the admissions desk you get a small A4 coloured map showing the layout and a sticker which you are advised to have clearly visible on your clothing as you walk round to show you have paid.

The building is very open, and it is easily to work out where things are from the 1st floor (ground floor) that you arrive on. There are toilets on this floor together with a large restaurant and lifts to the other floors. The basement floor has ‘Tampere in flames' which is all about the development and history of the fire service. The first floor has the Postal museum, Tampere past and present, Mineral Museum and Tampere 1918 exhibition. The 2nd floor has Tampere museum of Natural History, and The Finnish Museum of Games. The third floor features the Hockey hall of fame (Finland) and Finlayson 200 - From Factory to Brand.

Whilst I didn't visit the third floor, all other areas were really well thought out and put together. I particularly enjoyed the Tampere 1918 exhibition which featured motion detect, triggering surround sound of battle noise in different parts as I was walking round. It made it quite horrifying at times and a lot more real. Lots of objects too, and the lighting was also well thought out.

The gaming museum was also good, perhaps being the most popular area of the museum for kids. There were lots of examples of games from history: board, table, and electronic which takes you over the history of games development right through to the present day. Each game had a small computer that you could essentially play a small part of, such as a level, which compliments the contextual information provided next to it. There is also an arcade room too.

Perhaps the most surprising of all, which I expected to be quite dull, was the postal museum. Entering this from the 2nd floor, I didn't think too much of it at first, as this floor mostly talked of developments in 2000s, which I already know about and seen as I lived through it. The posti adverts were quite comical and I liked watching those. The 1st floor of the museum however really stuck out as it highlighted the perils of delivering post from its infancy, such as the journey across the sea in winter to deliver mail to Sweden during the late 1700s. There were displays of uniforms worn through the ages as well as examples of transportation used. It was quite comprehensive.

The only criticism that I have of Vapriikin Museokeskus is that some parts could do with more information available in different languages. The Tampere 1918 exhibition had about 3 boards in English giving the general historical context, but information of the objects was only available in Finnish. It's not a fully universal criticism however, and you can get by with the amount of English text that is available throughout. As far as I am aware there was no audio guide round.

I really enjoyed my visit here and could easily have spent more time here. 4 hours is a decent amount of time to see mostly everything although you could also spend the best part of a full day here too. The building was clean, well signed, staff friendly (even security staff roaming round between areas), and exhibitions well put together. For what you can see and do the price is very reasonable.
Written February 4, 2023
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Mel D
France9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very rude and prejudiced staff!1
Had a horrible experience there.
Lots of the museum is in Finnish and fir Finnish people really.
Wouldn’t recommend
Written August 19, 2022
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Giedrė J
Rome, Italy17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A great compilation of museums under one roof. Tons of interactive exposition, so it is a fun place for kids and adults.
Written August 16, 2022
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Liang
Helsinki, Finland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Great center with several museums, such as game museum, postal museum, and several special exhibitions. Proper on-site restaurant. Grocery shops can be found nearby. Highly recommend the game museum where you can try many classic or new games. This center is a must-visit for anyone in Tampere.
Written July 27, 2022
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Tiina
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Our original plan was to visit the Game museum and though we did, we eventually ended up spending even more time in the other exhibitions, all of which you could access with the same ticket. The Game museum was fun, mostly because you could play all sorts of old games there. It was pretty crowded though, so we ended up spending quite a lot of time in the Postal museum instead. It was a really pleasant surprise and the exhibition was skillfully executed. Also the exhibition was a a lot quieter than the game museum, so you could explore it in peace.

We visited also the Ape exhibition (I think that one was a temporary exhibition) and found it interesting. We had only couple hours of time to explore the whole Vapriikki before our train left and we definitely could have spend there twice the time.
Written June 13, 2022
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