Famous Museums in Tampere

The museums in Tampere give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Tampere with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Tampere. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Tampere.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Tampere.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Tampere:

  1. Vapriiki Museokeskus

    4.5 (219 Votes)
    Vapriiki Museokeskus

    Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Housed in an old textile mill, Vapriiki Museokeskus is situated right beside Tammerkoski rapids. Location of the Museum combined with exhibitions inside make the Museum beautiful outside and interesting inside – there is something for everyone here! Permanent exhibitions in the Museum has on display themes on history, technology and natural sciences. Vapriiki Museum is also home to smalle...Read more
  2. Spy Museum

    3.9 (185 Votes)
    Spy Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Fascinated by James Bond and the likes? Pay a visit to World’s first Spy Museum for interesting displays and history about the world of espionage. Housed in an old factory building, Museum was made open to public in 1998 and was founded by Teppo Turja. It has on display devices used by International spies, specifically during Cold War. It also has on display spy gadgets. Kim Philby, Ethel...Read more
  3. Sara Hilden Art Museum

    4.3 (233 Votes)
    Sara Hilden Art Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Outdoors, Observatory

    Located in Sarkanniemi Adventure Park, this Art museum is situated on Särkänniemi peninsula providing its visitors some of the stunning views on the outside as well, apart from a rich collection of Modern Art inside. Owned by Sara Hilden Foundation, this Art museum has on display modern art from Finnish artists and foreign artists as well. The permanent exhibition is a collection of m...Read more
  4. Hiekka Art Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    This Art museum is named after its founder, Kustaa Hiekka – one of the best goldsmith in Finland. Museum has on display approximately 400 pieces of art consisting of paintings, sculptures, antiques, coins and various other objects that Hiekka collected during his trips abroad. Objects on display range from 1850s till today. Some of the artists whose work is on display at the Museum - Ferd...Read more
  5. Tampere Art Museum

    Art Museum

    Tampere Art Museum is a real treat for art lovers. It has become a strong platform for Finnish as well as international artworks. With more than 14,000 objects, you will get to see an extensive collection of contemporary art at this museum in Tampere. This place has become known for its yearly events, exhibitions, and artistic activities that are held regularly. As Tampere Art Museum is still a...Read more
  6. Emil Aaltonen Museum


    Emil Aaltonen Museum is one of the lesser-known art museums in Tampere. Combining the two different aspects like industry and art, this museum mainly focuses on the life of the popular Finnish businessman Emil Aaltonen. It is divided into two parts where one displays the private art collection of Aaltonen whereas the other tells the story of Aaltonen’s life. It has temporary as well as pe...Read more
  7. Post Museum Image


    The Post Museum in Tampere is part of the popular Vapriikki Museum. It documents the development of postal services over the decades. You will get to see the vast collection of all stamps that are issued in Finland till today. Its special exhibits and changing displays cover an array of topics along with the phenomena of mail. The Post Museum is also an interesting place for researchers as its ...Read more
  8. The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas Image


    The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas is located in the heart of Tampere, on the premises of the Finlayson factory area. Dedicated to the lives of labors, the exhibits here will introduce you to the social history of workers along with the Finnish industrial era. Some displays are about the independence of Finland whereas others elaborate on the development of steam engines. As there is no entry fee...Read more
  9. Museum Milavida Image


    Museum Milavida is housed in the Näsilinna manor and is a perfect place to get a glimpse of Tampere’s past. It will introduce you to the Nottbeck family who owned the famous Finlayson cotton mill. It is fascinating to see how their lives unfolded in Tampere with the success of the mill. The exhibits here are a combination of the family’s authentic objects and other artifacts re...Read more
  10. Tampere Police Museum Image


    Tampere Police Museum is a unique place to be when exploring the city. Considered to be the only police museum in Finland, this place is dedicated to showcasing the history of the Finnish Police. It has some quirky collection where you will get to see everything from a bomb disposal robot to an old crime investigation laboratory. It also has a Finnish police van on the premises. As Tampere Poli...Read more
  11. Moomin Museum Image


    Moomin Museum is one of the newly opened tourist attractions in Tampere. The Moomins are featured as the central characters by the famous illustrator Tove Jansson in his books and comics. This museum, with its 2,000 displays, will introduce you to these unique characters. You will also find 40 miniatures and different illustrations on the premises of the museum. It is a fun museum for kids and ...Read more
  12. Lenin Museum Or Lenin Museo

    Museum, Observatory, Educational Site, Specialty Museum

    As the name suggests, Lenin Museum is dedicated to Vladimir Lenin – leader of Bolshevik Revolution. It is housed in Tampere Workers' Hall – a place where Russian Social Democratic Labour Party used to hold meetings. It is also famous as the place where Lenin and Stalin met for the first time. Founded in 1946 by Finland- Soviet Union Society, it is the only Lenin Museum located in Eu...Read more