Tampere Art Museum

Tampere, Finland

The Tampere Art Museum was established in 1931. It was founded by the Tampere Art Society which had already been collecting art and arranging art exhibitions in Tampere since the beginning of the last century.

The museum is renowned for its active exhibition policy, especially exhibitions presenting ancient cultures, wide-ranging publication activities, the Young Artist of the Year event and Moominvalley, which can be found in the city main library "Metso". The Tampere Art Museum presents important themes from art history and phenomena of contemporary art in both its Finnish and international exhibitions. The museum's collections consist mainly of domestic art from the early 19th century onwards.

Since its establishment the museum has been situated in a granary designed by C.L. Engel and completed in 1838 in the area of Amuri.

Reference: The City of Tampere


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Founded: 1838 (Art Museum 1931)
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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User Reviews

Olga Kairova (2 months ago)
The museum has modeled the scenes from Moomin stories. There is an opportunity to read / listen to a book fragment and then consider its implementation in the layout - it is a very relaxing experience))
Mark Hall (2 months ago)
Really fun Museum. The displays were amazing and really took our breath away in parts. The models and attention to detail throughout were incredible. It felt like stepping into a world of magic and fantasy.
Abe Kipnis (5 months ago)
Nice except you can’t take photos inside because of copyright issues
Jef Geeraerts (5 months ago)
Really extensive museum on the moonins! They explain the whole history about them and give short description about every book. They also talk about all the characters and their relations. There are a lot of miniaturs based on the books to make the experience even better!
Liz van Weeghel (6 months ago)
Very adorable definitely a must see when you are in Tampere! Had explanations in many languages so understandable for many many people!
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