The eleven exhibitions at Vapriikki delight, inform and inspire. Welcome to a surprisingly versatile museum! Read about our forthcoming exhibitions at the bottom of the page, or follow the link to find out what other museums in Tampere have to offer.
The Natural History Museum
What happens under the surface of the Tammerkoski rapids? Can you identify the largest animal in the Tampere region, or the rarest butterfly? Are there wolves in the forests in the Tampere region? Natural History Museum of Tampere presents, via various senses, the history of life and biological diversity in the Tampere region, and displays topical natural phenomena.
Time to Play – Treasures of the Toy Box
The Time to Play exhibition on the history of toys and play presents toys from Finland and abroad, which children in Finland have played with. What were your favourite toys? Perhaps challenging Meccano sets, beautiful Barbie dolls, or cuddly teddybears?
Tampere has good reason to be proud of its technological prowess as it is the city where many technical devices were first taken into use, and it has also been quick to put to use many technologies developed elsewhere.
Tammerkoski Rapids and the Story of Tampere
The Tammerkoski Rapids exhibition tells the story of how a small village founded along these rapids turned into an industrial city now known for technological innovation, high-standard cultural offerings, and its residents’ modest and down-to-earth attitude to life.
The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame
Come and experience the history of ice hockey at the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame!
You can also test your own shooting and scoring skills on a scoring simulator!
The Finnish Civil War between the Red and the White Guards was a short, but traumatic and sorrowful period in Finnish history. Almost 40,000 people were killed in an internal crisis which lasted only four months. The biggest inland battle in Northern Europe prior to World War II took place in Tampere in April 1918. The Tampere 1918 -exhibition approaches this difficult topic by shedding light on the chain of events and the viewpoints of different parties of the war.
The Shoe Museum
How is a shoe made? In the Vapriikki Shoe Museum’s factory room you can follow the different stages involved in the manufacture of the industrial shoe, from the design table to the finished product.
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