Särkänniemi Aquarium


The aquarium inside the Särkänniemi amusement park has limited information in English and isn’t especially memorable, with the Finnish fish (including some rare sturgeon relatives) more interesting than the colourful hobby-tank favourites.

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1. Näsinneula Observation Tower

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The 168m-high Näsinneula Observation Tower is in the Särkänniemi amusement park. This is the tallest such tower in these northern lands and that alone…

2. Sara Hildénin Taidemuseo

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Located in the Särkänniemi amusement park, this museum showcases a collection of international and Finnish modern art and sculpture amassed by Sara Hildén…

3. Särkänniemi

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This promontory-set amusement park complex offers dozens of rides, an observation tower, art gallery, aquarium, farm zoo and planetarium. A one-day pass…

4. Amurin Työläismuseokortteli

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An entire block of wooden houses – including 32 apartments in five residential buildings, a bakery, a shoemaker, a public sauna, two general shops and a…

5. Finlaysonin Kirkko

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The Finlaysonin Kirkko was built in 1879 as a place of worship for employees of the cotton mill and their families.

6. Aleksanterin Kirkko

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The beautiful Aleksanterin Kirkko has red brick and green spires and was named in honour of Tsar Alexander II.

7. Finlayson Centre


Tampere’s industrial era began with Scot James Finlayson, who established a cotton mill by the Tammerkoski in the 1820s. Later it grew massively and was…

8. Vapriikki


This bright, modern glass-and-steel exhibition space in the renovated Tampella textile mill hosts regularly changing exhibitions on anything from bicycles…