is a large visual arts event taking place in the heart of Tampere, old Finlayson cotton factory area. Exhibitions are situated in galleries and on the streets. Free entry! More information about this year´s exhibitions from this link.
is a must visit during summer! This block of wooden buildings showcases the working-class lifestyle and history of Tampere. Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing presents facts in an engaging way and sheds light on human fates and ways of life across nine decades. Amuri is also bustling with events every summer. There are museum tours for adults, action tours for children and nostalgia tours for the elderly, and much more.
is one of Tampere’s most unusual museums. The museum is also the smallest museum in Europe and the only of its kind. A former milk reception center, which was used to receive milk, represents a living history of Finnish culture. The Museum is located 50 km from Tampere, in the countryside along the road, and is open from June to October daily all the time. The theme of exhibition is changed every year.
are famously known museums in the town of Mänttä in Tampere Region. While Gustaf exhibits the history of the town and family behind a booming paper industry, Gösta is the museum dedicated to “old and new art” and features changing themed exhibitions as well as artworks of the Golden Age of Finnish art.
Serlachius-Museum Gustaf opens Dali’s Gala on 16.6. An installation comprising the works of the late output of the master of Surrealism is a delightful tribute to Salvador Dalí, whose life and art cannot be separated.
is one of Finland’s leading summer reviews of contemporary art, with a new curator bringing a fresh perspective to the exhibition every year. For more than a decade the main exhibition venue has been Pekilo, a former animal feed refinery near the Mänttä mill chimneystack. The festival has been organized by its founding association ‘Mäntän kuvataiteen ystävät’ since 1993.
Mänttä Art Festival has selected gallery owner, art critic and curator Veikko Halmetoja (b. 1977) as the curator and artistic director of its 2018 exhibition. The title for the XXIII Mänttä Art Festival held this summer will be Roadmap. For the exhibition, curator Veikko Halmetoja has selected 56 artists who will lead the exhibition visitors on a winding road to map the world.
is located in the centre of the most beautiful nature on the shore of Längelmävesi. Each year Purnu organizes summer exhibitions with changing themes, full of current Finnish modern artists. In summer 2018, Purnu’s exhibition is open daily from 11-18 during 17.6. – 12.8.2018 and for groups on request 21.5. – 26.8.2018.
showcases the life and works of sculptor Emil Wikström (1864-1942) and his grandson, cartoonist Kari Suomalainen (1920-1999). The museum is situated in Sääksmäki village, in the city of Valkeakoski. Visavuori has three buildings: Emil Wikström’s home, his studio, and Kari’s Pavilion. Visavuori has remained almost unchanged since the times when Wikström lived and worked there. The decor and artefacts in this exceptional timber dwelling are authentic and allow you to sense the atmosphere of an early-20th-century artistic home.
is one of the most notable and historical mansions in Finland, situated in Vesilahti and it was recently renovated to its full splendor. Spend a whole summer day in the idyllic premises, restaurant and the gift shop.
is an authentic rural idyll only a few kilometres from the centre of Pirkkala and the Tampere–Pirkkala airport. The yard of the old Reippi farm, as well as its horse pastures and sheep enclosures, are part of the museum area. The area is kept in its original state to allow visitors to experience what life in Pirkkala was like only 50 years ago.
The open-air museum includes three storehouses, two barns, a workshop, and a shed, which were brought to the site from different parts of Pirkkala. The storehouses showcase rustic artefacts from the late 19th and the 20th century related to rural sources of livelihood, a food-based economy, and handicrafts. Events are held at the museum in summertime.
is Ensign Stål’s cabinis where Ensign Karl Gustaf Polviander lived. He fought in the Swedish army against Napoleon’s troops in Germany in 1807 and took part in the War of Finland (1808–1809). As a young student, a certain J.L. Runeberg often visited Polviander’s cabin, where he heard war stories that inspired many of his poetry collections, including the book The Tales of Ensign Stål.
In addition to the ensign’s cabin, the open-air museum consists of a loft storehouse and two smaller storehouses that were originally located elsewhere and moved to the museum later. Legend has it that one of these was built in the late 17th century, which would make it one of the oldest wooden buildings in the region. Open in July 2018.
is the place to visit when you want to see the history of the mine and mining. The Haveri mine began its industrial life as an iron mine and was first mentioned in an official document in 1735. Oy Vuoksenniska Ab was the last company to mine here, in 1935–1960, for gold, copper and silver. Production buildings and housing from that period still remain on the site.