There are many interesting museums in Tampere, with both permanent and changing exhibitions – we have gathered here the current changing exhibitions, you can find more information on the permanent exhibitions from museums’ websites.
At the Museum Centre Vapriikki the visitors get a glimpse of how it was at the time of the Vikings around the nowadays Tampere area. In the village of Tursia, people cultivated the land, traded, made sacrifices to the gods, and ate large amounts of pork. Both the Vikings and the Novgorodians sought the riches of the Häme wilderness; however, one small village of indomitable Häme folk still held out against the enemy… To celebrate the centennial of Finnish independence, the Birckala 1017 exhibition allows visitors to travel through time and visit a village in Northern Häme a millennium ago. Exhibition open until 16.3.2019.
Hiekka Art Museum concentrates on photographic art in exhibition Äärellä. Äärellä-exhibition focuses on experiences of humanity. The pieces represent different relationships and connections which people create with each other and the surrounding world. The exhibition is a part of photographic art studies of University of Lapland and University of Tampere. Artists behind the exhibition are Joel Eklöv, Kristiina Hakala, Satu Hakala, Ismo Halivaara, Laura Järvenpää, Annukka Larsen, Markku Lilja, Saara Salmivaara, Anne Tamminen, Jaana Tyrmi ja Niina Uusitalo. Exhibition is open 10.1.-3.2.2019.
The upstairs exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum is the first private exhibition of British artist Anj Smith. Exhibition Sea Lily, Feather Star is open 22.9.2018 – 20.1.2019 and will present 40 pieces of her art. Her works often combine the elements of landscape, portrait and layout.
Downstairs exhibition presents pieces of classical art selected by Sara Hildén. The exhibition features early masters of modern art from Sara Hildén’s collection and classics of modern art. The works of the autumn exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum reflect the changes in the visual arts of the 1960s and 1970s and the international trends.
The Police Museum brings us the special exhibition celebrating the centennial year of Finland’s independence, “Public order collapses 1917 – When hatred became a virtue and revenge a merit” takes museum visitors through the turmoil of the birth year of independent Finland. What happens when opposing opinions divide a country and citizens no longer trust the authorities? 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Finnish national police training and the establishment of the State Police School. The exhibition Formally qualified – a century of Finnish police education presents the history of police training in Finland, describing developments from the late 1800’s to the present day.
The Steam Engine Museum introduces the largest steam engine in Finland at its original location. The flywheel of the machine is eight meters wide and it has 1600 horsepower. The machine was used at the Finlayson mill in the early 20th century.
Exhibition Meirän kaupunki tells about the working life of the factory city in the decades of the 20th century. In the exhibition you can step into the cooperative shop or feel the workplace’s atmosphere. The exhibition is open until 31.12.2018.
The Museum of Freedom is an exhibition which looks at Finnish society and the history of independence. The protagonists of the conducting exhibition are ordinary Finns and different minorities instead of great men.
The new exhibition in the Lenin Museum presents the shared history of Finland and Russia in a touching and critical way. Lenin Museum welcomes you to a fascinating tour to the events of the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s Gulag, the World War II, Finlandization and the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Lenin Museum has been operating for 70 years in a place where Lenin and Stalin met each other for the first time. The original home of the Soviet Union now open to public completely renewed.
At Pyynikinlinna, Emil Aaltonen museum presents Kalevaland – Crafts exhibition from Åland. The art in the exhibition have been inspired by the Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala. Kalevaland is open 8.9.2018 – 29.1. 2019. At the same time, you can visit the exhibition which salutes the leather industry and its history in the Tampere Region. SQIN is a story about the leather industry has evolved from big tanneries to the small enterprises and artisans of today.
Tracks in the snow– exhibition at Museum Milavida presents different styled daily and sports footwear from Finland in different decades. You can spot boots, felt slippers, ski boots and many more in this exhibition. Exhibition is open 15.11.2018 – 24.3.2019.
Kimmo Pyykkö Art Museums exhibits the life and artistic career of sculptor and professor Kimmo Pyykkö. The next new, changing exhibition will open on 26.1.2019.
The Serlachius museums are located in the Art Town of Mänttä-Vilppula.
Gösta Art Museum
The modernist, stone-carved themes of Harry Kivijärvi (1931-2010) were part of the international success of Finnish sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. Exhibition Time of Stone presents artwork from Kivijärvi and a six other artists who are continuing the tradition of stone sculpture. Like Kivijärvi each of them has found their own style of working with stone. Laura Könönen and Ville Mäkikoskela concentrate on urban design and culture in their pieces. The pieces of Aaro Heino are very original and reflect the content of life and constant change. Maria Duncker, Timo Hannunen and Anne Koskinen use natural stone and highlight it in their pieces. Exhibition is open 13.10.2018 – 14.4.2019.
Sampsa Virkajärvi’s exhibition With you | What remains? consists of two video works that explore on themes like growing old, the changing relationship between parents and children and saying farewell. The exhibition is open 9.6.2018 – 3.2.2019.
New , changing exhibition will open on 26.1.2019.
FLASH Voipaala is contemporary light art exhibition. The exhibition concentrates in different forms of light and on smaller and more intimate pieces of light art. Pieces of this exhibition will make wonder, admire and even look at light from a different angle. The exhibition is open 17.11.2018 – 27.1.2019 excluding 22.12.2018 – 7.1.2019 when the exhibition is on Christmas break.