Lenin Museum

Tampere, Finland

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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Juandré Scheepers (2 months ago)
What a wonderfully curated museum with such a modern, yet classically meaningful approach to the nuanced subject, that is the Soviet Union and revolution. What’s more is that the location of this historical gateway is extensively relevant to the subject, in that this specific building was where foundational discussions took place, and important clandestine meetings were held prior to revolution. I had such fun learning about this from the Finnish perspective, and I will definitely return as I hadn’t enough time to read through all the literature provided. Expect to spend about 2-3 hours if you like to read a lot, and consider bringing some water and a snack along. Also, invest in the Museokortti if you’re an avid musem/art exhibition visitor.
DMINATOR (3 months ago)
Small, but quite unique. Worth a visit if you're into history and want to learn more about the most important historical event of the last century. I've got extra insight into the perspective from Finn's about Lenin and his life in Finland. The exposition also includes a real-life reproduction of a Soviet era apartment from Estonia.
Marina (5 months ago)
We spend 2 truly interesting hours here! The museum is about Lenin; his connection with Finland, Tampere and this building; Stalin; Soviet history to nowadays. There was so many text on the screens, I feel like I read a book! Now I feel like filled in the gaps in understanding the history of the Soviet Union. And thanks for mentioning all political prisoners and victims of dictators here.
johanna brei (14 months ago)
A museum that's very important for learning about the history of Finland, as well as Finno-Soviet and -Russian relations. A lot more than just Lenin, though it was fun seeing a lot of Lenin.
Fofiu George (18 months ago)
This is a very nice place to visit
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