The Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing showcases the homes of workers in the Amuri district and tells the life stories of the kind of people who may have lived there. It enables you to take a peek into the day-to-day life of Tampere’s workers over the span of nearly a full century, from the 1880s to the 1970s. Only open from mid-May to mid September.
Rulla is a colourful children’s cultural centre, where children are allowed to create their own artwork and participate in fun and exciting events. Different exhibitions are also always on display for children. Let's make life and culture roll! The centre is maintained by the City of Tampere Cultural Affairs. Rulla has free entrance, and a counsellor is always there for both groups and individual visitors. Rulla is situated in the new Culture House Laikku.
The Culture House Laikku, a new house for arts and events, is situated in the renovated Old Library House.
Haihara Art Centre combines a manor house milieu with modern art to revive your soul and satisfy your craving for culture. During summers, Haihara's surroundings are filled with art exhibitions, puppet theatre shows and park concerts. In addition to these, you can also enrol on art workshops. In the 200-year-old workers' quarters building you will find the Summer Café Kahvikamari where you can enjoy baked goods and other refreshments. During winter, the manor house can be reserved for meetings and receptions.
The summer stage of all city dwellers in the Old Library House Park is full of action from May to early fall right in the heart of Tampere! During the liveliest season the stage has events every day. Event organisers, performers etc. can reserve the stage for open events and gatherings free of charge.
Monitoimitalo 13 - Multifunctional centre 13 has activity, conference and meeting facilities on five floors. Although the centre is run by the Youth Services it also works as yoga studio for grandmothers, art workshop for 6th graders, meeting space for local NGO’s and formal conference venue for business. The centre has it's own internet lounge, game world, music studio, and space for just hanging around.
The world’s only Moomin Museum is situated at Tampere Hall. The Moomin Museum is an art museum devoted to original works by writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001). Its unique collections comprise around 2000 works of which about 800 are Moomin-themed. The three-dimensional tableaux built by Tuulikki Pietilä add to our own picture of the goings-on in the Moomin stories. The gem of the collection is a blue five-storey Moomin House. The superb new venue enables the museum to present a wider selection of works in an exciting, experiential space. Museum visitors can also enjoy Tampere Hall’s amenities.
With a picturesque location beside the Tammerkoski rapids, Vapriikki is a museum centre that offers things to see and do for the whole family. We host about a dozen exhibitions each year, with varied themes, including history, technology, and natural sciences.
Vapriikki is also home to the Natural History Museum of Tampere, the Media Museum Rupriikki, the Mineral Museum, the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, the Doll Museum and the Postal Museum. Our visitors are served by museum restaurant Valssi and the Vapriikki museum shop, which offers a wide selection of books, gifts, and souvenirs.
The latest museum to open in Tampere displays the history of the von Nottbeck family in its permanent exhibition. The museum also houses fashion or design exhibitions that change twice a year. One ticket grants access to both exhibitions. Museum is situated in the palace Näsilinna.
The Sara Hildén Art Museum, which is the permanent home of the collection of modern art, Finnish and foreign, owned by the Sara Hildén Foundation, is maintained by the City of Tampere. The primary function of the museum is to maintain and place on exhibition works belonging to the foundation, which currently amounts to about 5000 works. The museum also arranges changing exhibitions. These include the presentation of Finnish contemporary art and notably prestigious
overviews of international modernism.
The Tampere Art Museum is renowned for its active exhibition policy and the Young Artist of the Year event. The museum presents important themes from art history and phenomena of contemporary art in both its Finnish and international exhibitions. The museum's collection is the second-largest collection in Finland with it's 14.000 works of art.
Tampere Hall is Scandinavia’s largest congress and concert centre and one of the most popular venues in Finland. Tampere Hall hosts 700 international congresses, world-class music performances and other events every year. Moomin Museum is situated at Tampere Hall.
Comprising 97 musicians Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Scandinavia's foremost symphony orchestras. From August 2013 the Artistic Director of the orchestra has been Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Concert season comprises weekly symphony concerts and a chamber music series titled Afternoon of Fauns held on one Sunday afternoon each month. The orchestra also serves annually as an opera and ballet orchestra and performs regularly at the Tampere Biennale contemporary music festival. Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra organizes educational projects and various events for young people regularly. It is the first orchestra in Finland to offer an exclusive club for young listeners.
Tampere is Finland’s theatre capital with it's many professional and amateur theatres and groups. The premier event for international theatre in Tampere is the Tampere Theatre Festival that is organized every summer. It is one of Europe’s most important festivals of professional theatre, serving as a display window for the finest productions in Finnish and international theatre.
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas in the historical Finlayson area specialises in social history as well as the history of work and workers. The museum's versatile exhibitions and lively event activities guarantee a continuous abundance of things to see and do at Werstas. Admission to Werstas is always free.