Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tampere

Vapriikki

This bright, modern glass-and-steel exhibition space in the renovated Tampella textile mill hosts regularly changing exhibitions on anything from bicycles to Buddhism. It also has a permanent display on Tampere’s hi…
Top Choice Museum in Tampere

Amurin Työläismuseokortteli

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 cafe – is preserved at the Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, e…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Tampere

Särkänniemi

This promontory-set amusement park complex offers dozens of rides, an observation tower, art gallery, aquarium, farm zoo and planetarium. A one-day pass gives you access to them all. Among the best rides are the Tor…
Top Choice Church in Tampere

Tuomiokirkko

An iconic example of National Romantic art-nouveau architecture, Tampere's cathedral dates from 1907. Hugo Simberg created the frescoes and stained glass; you’ll appreciate that they were controversial. A procession…
Museum in Tampere

Vakoilumuseo

The offbeat spy museum under the Finlayson Centre offers a small but well-assembled display of devices of international espionage, mainly from the Cold War era. As well as histories of famous Finnish and foreign spi…
Museum in Tampere

Werstas

This worthwhile labour museum has a variety of changing exhibitions covering social history and labour industries. The permanent exhibition consists of three parts: a reconstruction of various historically typical F…
Gallery in Tampere

Sara Hildénin Taidemuseo

Located in the Särkänniemi amusement park, this museum showcases a collection of international and Finnish modern art and sculpture amassed by Sara Hildén (1905–93), a local businessperson and art collector. It also…
Museum in Tampere

Moomimuseo

Enter the world of Tove Jansson’s enduringly popular Moomins at this impressive museum in Tampere-talo. It contains original drawings and beautiful dioramas depicting scenes from these quirky stories (English explan…
Cultural Centre in Tampere

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 the first building in the Nordic countries to have electric li…
Tower in Tampere

Näsinneula Observation Tower

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 makes it worth the visit, with spectacular views of the city and…