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Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
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This block of wooden buildings showcases the working-class lifestyle and history. The museum area... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2020
Mikael F
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Helsinki, Finland
Insight into C19 workers lives

This museum is located in a block of workers cottages preserved from the C19. It brings to life how... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
bhtripadv
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This museum block of workers' homes in Tampere has nine house in their original places. It has placards on each room in each house that tells the stories giving examples of residents who may have lived there before. This gives a good idea of the history of the place. It was interesting to see how the houses and all the furniture and contents of the house developed through the almost one century, from very simple rooms shared by many people to larger rooms with less, more elaborate furniture and even finally an indoor toilet. There is a lot in each room to see. Besides homes, there was a sauna, bakery, general shop and shoemaker's shop. There is also a building with a cafe offering pastries, tea, coffee and soft drink. It has a good number of tables and chairs in areas that give you the feeling of being cozy and/or able to be in separate rooms.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. The fictional family stories at each house really brought the exhibits to life. I must be getting old as my age group is now included in museum tours as exhibits, I thought I'd manage a few more years before I became officially ancient. I found the tour was two houses too long, but that's just my opinion. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

This museum is situated in former housing for workers at the Finlayson factory, which was formerly one of the most important manufacturing plants in Scandinavia.

Dating back to the late 19th century, these simple wooden houses provide a window into the living conditions of workers of the period. Even better, it has been meticulously decorated with period furnishings, giving a very good view of the very spartan life common people lead at that time. Often just a bed and a few basic items for cooking and working are found in these rooms.

The museum also shows how living conditions improved for people over the decades, with radios, record players and other luxuries slowly appearing. This museum makes a really good contrast with the palaces of the European tourist circuit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank camsean
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

One of my favourite places in Tampere. Lovely atmosphere and you can almost feel the people who have lived there. A sneak peek into everyday life in 1800s. The cafe is wonderful too!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

I personally love this place near my own apartement, it is full of knowledge about how the people of the town lived about 150 years ago. The place consists of 5 residences situated in their original places and 4 houses across the yard. A great opportunity to see f ex an interesting Finnish sauna of the old times, the bakery, the shoemaker and much more. As far as I know there is guided tours in English once a week, but check this on their website first, museokortteli.fi. The place itself is open only in summertime, so check this too.

Date of experience: August 2016
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