The term ‘built heritage’ refers to buildings, constructions and built environments. Since there is in principle no age limit for built heritage sites, younger buildings from the recent past can also be a part of the built heritage. Typical built heritage sites in the Tampere Region include traditional rural buildings, industrial environments and related residential areas, as well as built areas developed after the Second World War.
Although the built heritage in the City of Tampere – the growth centre of the Tampere Region – presents a comprehensive view of the periods in Finnish architecture, valuable buildings can also be found in other towns and settlements in the region. One distinctive characteristic of the built cultural environment in the region is its location at the juncture of historical transport routes.
Built heritage conservation and research are an integral part of the Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum’s work in protecting and researching the cultural environment. The work is carried out by building researchers together with archaeologists.
A block of wooden houses in Annikinkatu street. Photo Hannele Kuitunen.
You can submit additional information or correct errors in the building inventories created by the Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum. You can also report on sites that you feel are important and would merit conservation.
Contact information of museum staff
» National Board of Antiquities / Department of rakennushistorian osasto
» Finnish Environmental Administration, Built heritage and cultural environment
» Pirkanmaan elinkeino-, liikenne ja ympäristökeskus (ELY-keskus)
» Council of the Tampere Region
The Council of the Tampere Region is a cluster of 33 municipalities. Its tasks are regional development, regional land use and interest representation, and promoting the renown of the Tampere Region.