Specialty Museums in Tampere

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Specialty Museums in Tampere

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  • Caroline S
    3 contributions
    We loved this museum, really interactive and very good for children also ! Beautiful exhibitions and a lot of information.
    A must-do in Tampere
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • Brandon Eldred
    Northampton, UK14 contributions
    Great place to visit, brings back memories from my childhood when watching the program on TV, all the old books are in there and all the prop’s from the making of the programme definitely worth a visit
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • RangeR
    Canada683 contributions
    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
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    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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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The building seen from above resembles a big male capercaillie in his pride so the library is known in Finnish as Metso. Architect couple Raili and Reima Pietiläs' design from 1986 has assymetrical lines and unexpected nooks both inside and out. The fame of Metso earned them the priviledge to create in 1993 Mäntyniemi in Helsinki, the formal residence of our president.
    Written 21 July 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This small museum is located in the Finlayson factory area. On a rainy day, it was easy to combine it with the Labour Museum Werstas. They are located next to each other.

    With a guided tour, the museum would have probably given more than exploring it just yourself.

    So our visit was short. Luckily the entrance was free with the Finnish Museum card.
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • Sofia M
    Helsinki, Finland402 contributions
    Visited the museum with friends. Impressive building in nice surrounding. Exhibition was around „still still life“. Interesting and different. Not too many people, which was good, due to limited amount of parking places
    Written 13 August 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    The Mineral Museum is a permanent exhibition on Vapriikki’s ground floor. The 7000 objects of the exhibition have been collected from 70 countries.

    You can also find here meteorites, dinosaur eggs, and plant and animal fossils.
    Written 11 August 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This museum is located in Hervanta, in the same premises as the Police University College. The museum is easily accessed from the city center with the new tram (line 3).

    The museum offers information about the Finnish police services throughout the time.

    In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum features changing special exhibitions. On our visit, it was 'The colored truth – Art crime in Finland'.

    The entrance is free. The museum is suitable for all ages.
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • Adolf H
    Helsinki, Finland116 contributions
    What a great Place to visit!!! You can see interesting things, like Lokomo history, great paintings etc. Customer service is absolutely great, and you get ansvers all your questions. And what is best, Tampere region has lot of other great museums and places where visit. I think Tampere city center around "Tammerkoski" is Finland most coolest city center!!!
    Written 28 August 2015
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  • leffex
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,427 contributions
    When I was to Vapriikki I also visited the Finnish Postal Museum, which tells the story of Finnish postal history and different phenomena around messaging and transporting in different decades. The Finnish Postal Museum has a vast collection of artifacts and photos as well as stamps published in Finland, along with philatelic special exhibitions.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • leffex
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,427 contributions
    When I was to the Museum Centrum Vapriikki I also visited The Rupriikki exhibition, which shows the importance of information networks in the history of communications through interesting examples. The exhibition also presents Tampere media history. Here is also interesting samples of early mobile phones.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • gardengrovespin
    Joensuu, Finland8 contributions
    This is one of those unassuming places which don't really advertise themselves but if you're a friend of fine arts, it's certainly worth a visit. Open only for a few hours a day. A cool, peaceful haven after a hot day; we almost got the whole place for ourselves.

    A well-kept building with an interesting collection, especially highlighting the late 19th century Finnish art, antique furniture and silverware. Fascinating souvenir collection. At the time of our visit the temporary exhibition was about Catherine Val. Every display room has small info on the original owner of the collection (Kustaa Hiekka) and his family history. Don't expect an action-packed experience with all the modern gimmicks, but it's not some forgotten dusty warehouse either. A walk-through takes about an hour.

    The staff were friendly. Right inside the main doors we were presented disposable shoe covers(!) to wear during our visit because of the vulnerable original carpets. Didn't bother us. Remember: all photography is prohibited inside!
    Written 14 July 2018
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  • ikoria
    Tampere, Finland75 contributions
    A really great museum for all video game freaks showing the development of Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo & others from the beginning ( early 80's) Well done exhibition where one can play all the various games and gives the visitor a unique experience.
    Written 22 January 2018
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