Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

Tampere, Finland

Starting from the 19th century, Amuri was originally mainly a residence area for the workers of the Finlayson factory. It consisted of blocks of wooden houses built together, which were replaced by low-rise apartment buildings in the 1970s and 1980s. In the Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing a part of old Amuri is preserved. The museum features five residential buildings that still stand in their original locations and four outbuildings. The 32 apartments represent different ages from the 1880s to the 1970s. Interiors, which are from different periods, illustrate the life of local industrial workers.

You can also stop by at the charmingly quaint café Amurin Helmi for a refreshing cup of coffee and a slice of the local traditional yeast bread or a tasty bun. Guided tours (also in English) are available in summer season.


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Founded: 1880-1970s
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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If you are visiting Tampere I highly recommend visiting this place especially if you have youngsters. This magnificent museum offers a real glimpse of the lives of people living in that district in various past times. Also, it has some activities for kids that will keep them interested. Like an area with small cars and a kitchen. Also, it has a nice cafe that serves soups during working days but also sandwiches and nice patisserie goods.
Juandré Scheepers (2 months ago)
Tampere, also sometimes known as “Manse” (being compared to “Manchester” in that it was such a vibrant industrial city during the 17th and 18th centuries) used to have many working-class housing complexes such as ghat which can be seen at the Amuri Musem. This museum allows you to glimpse back in time to see a very well-portrayed lifestyle of those who occupied such complexes during Finland’s own industrial revolution. Expect to spend about 2-4 hours here depending on how much you enjoy reading, and be sure to have something to eat and drink at the on-site kahvila (café) afterwards or as a halfway-rest stop. Consider investing in the Museokortti if you live in Finland, which allows access to all Finnish musems and other attractions for 12 months (there are many)!
Elisa Rahkola (14 months ago)
I went here with my best friend and even tho it was raining, the history made up for the weather. Absolutely amazing how you can learn about the people living in each room and about what was happening around the world at the time. Just gorgeous place to visit. The sauna was very interesting too.
Ousman Manga (3 years ago)
Nice place with rich history!!
Petri Vahtera (3 years ago)
Here one can get to know Finnish working class history from mid 1800 to 1970's. Great museum to visit!
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