Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing

Satakunnankatu 49 | +358 3 5656 6690

amuri2The Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing serves up fascinating facts by opening a door to housing of a bygone era and introducing stories of real people from the 90 year-era that is its focus.

The museum consists of five dwellings and four outbuildings in their original location. Stepping into the homes and learning their residents’ life stories feels like time travel to the past.

Emil Aaltonen Museum

Mariankatu 40 | +358 3 212 4551

pyynikinlinnaThe Emil Aaltonen Industrial and Art Museum was established by the Cultural Research Fund of the Emil Aaltonen Foundation in Pyynikinlinna. The permanent exhibition on the main floor focuses on Emil Aaltonen (1869–1949) and his contributions to society and industry.

Exhibitions: Emil Aaltonen 1869–1949 – an Industrialist and a Friend of Culture, Emil Aaltonen’s Art Collection, Pyynikinlinna’s Art Collection, Manufacturing the Mir submersible at the Lokomo factory in Tampere and Emil Aaltonen – The Agriculturer.

Printmaking Studio Himmelblau

Finlaysoninkuja 9 | +358 3 2133 050

himmelblau_pajakuvaHimmelblau Printmaking Studio is Finland’s leading professional printmaking workroom. Since its foundation in 1989, it has co-operated with more than 100 artists.

Exhibitions: Spring Parlor – Art Sale and Show. Artists who’s works are on display include: Petri Ala-Maunus, Klaus Haapaniemi, Outi Heiskanen, Samuli Heimonen, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Elina Luukkanen, Marika Mäkelä, Ari Pelkonen, Stiina Saaristo, Hannu Väisänen and Miina Äkkijyrkkä.


Police Museum

Vaajakatu 2, Hervanta | +358 295 418 325

poliisimuseoFinland’s only police museum can be found in Hervanta right next to the Police College of Finland. The Museum’s first permanent exhibition, titled 900 vuotta poliisin historiaa Suomessa (‘900 years of Finnish Police’), provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of the country’s police force. The exhibition presents the history of the Finnish Police from the Middle Ages, when Finland was a province of Sweden, to the broad range of police activities of today. There is also a police station for children, Pokela.

Exhibitions: 900 years of Finnish Police, Demanding Situations and Use of Force and Public Order Collapses – 1917.

Lauri Viita Museum

Portaanpää 8, Pispala |

The museum gives a view of a workers family living in Pispala from 1920’s to 1960’s and a view of the childhood and life-work of Finnish author Lauri Viita.


Juice’s Library

Pellavantori 2 B | +358 3 3141 5374

Juice Leskinen didn’t want his library to be split up, and he wanted to donate it to the Viola Home for the elderly and the disabled after his death. This was made possible by the company Reino & Aino Kotikenkä Oy, which bought the book collection and donated it to the Viola Home Association in 2010. The books were given a home in the functions and conference room, called Juice’s Library, in Pellavantori.

Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla

Finlaysoninkuja 6 | +358 40 824 9118

Rulla_Janne JärvinenRulla is a colourful cultural centre for children, full of inspiration. It is housed in what used to be a Finlayson factory hall. Here children can create art, present their works, and take part in various exciting events. Rulla also organises exhibitions for children all the time.


Museum Centre Vapriikki

Alaverstaanraitti 5 (Tampellan tehdasalue) | +358 3 5656 6966

vapriikkiVapriikki is housed in what used to be the engineering works of Tampella Ltd. on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids. Vapriikki is a museum centre that offers things to see and do for the whole family. Vapriikki hosts about a dozen exhibitions, with varied themes, including history, technology, and natural sciences. Vapriikki is also home to the Natural History Museum of Tampere, Hockey Hall of Fame Finland, Rupriikki Media Museum, the Finnish Museum of Games, the Tampere Mineral Museum and the Postal Museum.

Exhibitions: The Forbidden City, The Tammerkoski Rapids and the Story of Tampere, Tampere 1918, Pajari’s men – Soldiers from Northern Häme in the Winter and Continuation Wars, The Natural History Museum of Tampere, The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, Mineral Museum, The Finnish Museum of Games, Media Museum Rupriikki, Postal Museum: Messengers, Postal Museum: Treasures from Queen Elizabeth II’s Stamp Collection and The Doll Museum Jubilee Exhibition.

Vapriikki Photo Archives

Alaverstaanraitti 5 | +358 3 5656 5232

Do you need old photographs at work, for your research project or to give to your granny? Are you interested in history? The photo archives supply historical photographs with a wide range of motifs and a special emphasis on Tampere and the Tampere Region. You are most welcome to drop in and select the pictures best suited to your needs.



Postal Museum

Lapintie 1,  Alaverstaanraitti 5 | +358 50 563 9070, Vapriikki +358 3 5656 6966

postiThe Postal Museum conducts research, records and exhibits items related to communications and goods traffic created by postal services and mail communications. The Museum hosts Finland’s only public library specialising in philately and postal history, where researchers, philatelists and everyone else interested has access to books and extensive archives.  Exhibitions at Vapriikki. The Postal Museum library, Lapintie 1.

Exhibitions: See Vapriikki’s information.


Tampere Art Museum

Puutarhakatu 34 | +358 3 5656 6577

The displays at the Tampere Art Museum address themes related to art history and contemporary phenomena in both international and Finnish art.

Exhibition: Here we come! Women artists in early modernism.


Lenin Museum

Hämeenpuisto 28 | +358 104 209 222

The Finnish Lenin Museum has a unique story. This is where Lenin and Stalin met for the first time, in a secret meeting of the Bolsheviks in December 1905. They started planning a revolution which later changed world history and also made it possible for Finland to become independent.

Exhibition: The new Lenin Museum tells about the shared past of Finland and the Soviet Union in a touching and memorable way. The new exhebition is more critical and it is based on the latest research of  Soviet history.


The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

Väinö Linnan aukio 8 | +358 10 420 9220

werstasLabour Museum Werstas specialises in social history and working life. At Werstas, you can visit the Textile Industry Museum and the Steam Engine Museum, along with the Labour Museum exhibitios.

Exhibitions: Our Town and Steam Engine Museum.


Mältinranta Artcenter

Kuninkaankatu 2 | +358 10 420 2040

Art Centre Mältinranta, the activity centre of the Tampere Artists’ Society, is close to the city centre, amidst the natural beauty of a park near the Finlayson area.

Exhibitions: Jarkko Rantanen – forest themed paintings. In his work he plays with discord and harmony.  The basis of his artwork is in an environment where the forest has grown over old entrenchments and trenches. Frida Moukulainen – her artwork consists of two layers: the canvas that stays underneath, to which the painting is made as a collage, and of the oil painted plastic see-through sheet.


The Finnish Boxing Museum

Aleksanterinkatu 26 B |

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Finnish Boxing Museum was founded in 1991. It is an unique museum of one sport. The purpose of the museum is to collect and preserve equipment, medals, photos, commemorative items and other objects of the history and culture of boxing. Besides the champions and outstanding boxers, we also introduce the organizations and persons who have influenced in the development of boxing.

Tallipiha Stable Yards

Kuninkaankatu 4 | +358 45 326 7004

Old time idyll in Tampere Centre – A hundred years ago the Stable Yards were part of the Finlayson factory community that dominated the city of Tampere for half a century. The Stable Yards were the domain of the factory owner’s horses and the staff needed to care for them. The charming Russian style cottages in beautiful garden surroundings have now been restored to their 1880´s appearance and made home to a range of little gift shops, artisans workshops and café.

Museum Milavida

Milavida is housed in a magnificent palace in the middle of the park Näsinpuisto. Its main exhibition focuses on the glorious international lifestyle of the Nottbecks, the family who owned Tampere’s Finlayson cotton mill from the 1830s into the early 20th century. These years saw both great success and tragic losses. The modern and experience-oriented exhibition brings awe-inspiring authentic objects and impressive costumes of their day together with the latest audio and visual technologies. Changing exhibitions present themes linked to fashion and design, The Glorious Glasses exhibition focuses on the most spectacular of accessories – the spectacles. The extensive selection of eyeglasses on display turns our sights to spectacle designs past and presesnt. Café Milavida and the museum’s shop serve visitors on the ground floor of Näsilinna.

Sara Hildén Art Museum

The Sara Hildén Art Museum, maintained by the City of Tampere, is the permanent home of the collection of Finnish and foreign contemporary art owned by the Sara Hildén Foundation. The museum’s primary function is to take care of and display the works of art held in this collection, which number about 5,000 at the moment. The exhibition programme includes Finnish contemporary art and top-level reviews of international modern and contemporary art. On the Night of the Museums, the Sara Hildén Art Museum displays paintings from Jarmo Mäkilä.