The Lenin museum is located at the old Worker's Hall of Tampere, where V. I. Lenin and Josef Stalin met for the first time in 1905. It was opened in 1946 to present the life and ideas of Lenin. Today the museum focuses more widely to material related to Lenin's life and activities and the history of the Soviet Union.


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Founded: 1946
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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Bamul (4 days ago)
Tampere was a stronghold of the Reds during the Finnish Civil War, so it seems very appropriate that today it houses the Lenin Museum; even earlier, the Workers' Hall that it is based in hosted a conference of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (precursor to the Bolsheviks) in 1905, where Lenin took part. The museum itself is quite small, but still packed with plenty of information not only about Lenin but also Finland-USSR relations and more. It's certainly worth checking out for those interested in revolutionary history, though I feel like the scope of the exhibition outgrows the not-so-large venue it has been given.
Sander Soomre (15 days ago)
Small museum, which tryes to conclude Lenin, Stalin, communism, Soviet Union and Finnish history. A little too ambitious, could be more focused to certain topic. Parking in the vicinity is free for 30 min. Enough time to visit the museum.
Anna Gąciarz (24 days ago)
Nice historical museum, tells story of Lenin, Soviet Union and relations with Finland. There are informative panels with small portions of text in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian. Feels so good to go back to our modern reality after visiting this museum ;-)
Myrsky Vesala (2 months ago)
A relatively small museum, yet very informative. The topics mainly deal with the russian revolution and fenno-soviet relations after that. The history is presented in a neutral manner, and is quite enjoyable. It's a useful and entertaining visit for anyone interested in Lenin himself or just russian and finnish history in general.
Tatiana Zaburdajeva (3 months ago)
Good place, nice work, well done
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