Christmas at the Palace opens in Museum Milavida

Christmas is coming to Näsilinna! Museum Milavida has been decorated for Christmas, and objects and stories about the Christmas celebrations of 19th century gentlefolk have been added to The Nottbecks – Cosmopolitans of Tampere exhibition. From 18 November 2022 to 8 January 2023, you can enjoy Christmas at the Palace in the atmospheric Näsilinna Palace. The wonderful mood of Christmas is here!

Christmas at the Palace consists of an exhibition, themed guided tours and a rich supporting programme. The exhibition and guided tours explore 19th century Christmas dishes, decorations, gifts and celebrations. What did Christmas dishes taste like, how did wealthy families decorate their homes for Christmas? How did people spend their time during the Christmas holidays? What gifts might the von Nottbecks, for example, have given each other?
As Christmas approaches, Milavida’s opening hours will be extended. From 7 December, the museum will be open from Tuesdays to Sundays 11am – 6pm.
Guided Nostalgia and Sparkle Christmas decoration workshops
Saturdays 19 November–17 December from 1pm–4pm
Come and make Christmas treat cones and tissue paper flowers for your Christmas tree in our nostalgic Christmas decoration workshop! This guided non-stop workshop is a great place to make paper decorations for your Christmas tree or window. The workshop space is open to craft enthusiasts during the museum’s opening hours. The workshop is included in the museum’s admission fee.

Light for the Dark Night concert
on Sun 27 November at 3pm
Mezzo-soprano Ida Wallén and pianist Seppo Kantonen delight us with an atmospheric concert featuring beloved German, Finnish and Swedish Christmas songs at Museum Milavida.

Magic of Christmas concert
on Sun 4 December at 3pm
The a cappella ensemble Dominutz from Tampere performs Christmas music in their joyous style.
Gold, Flowers and Lace Christmas card workshop
on Sun 11 December at 1pm–4pm
Haven’t you sent your Christmas cards yet? There’s still time! This non-stop workshop is a chance to make a banging Christmas greeting in the 19th century style. The workshop is included in the museum’s admission fee.
Fragrant Christmas Sale
on Sun 18 December at 11am–5pm
Make lovely little finds for gifts and the Christmas table at Milavida’s Christmas sale! Free entry.

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