Experience museums for free! Tampere Region has some wonderful museums to visit free of charge. Note that in some, admission is free every day whereas in others, only specific hours allow free entrance. Here’s our list of must-sees:
The most popular museum of automotive history in Finland is situated in Kangasala, about 20 kilometres from Tampere city centre. All presented cars are in excellent condition. The museum also has a delightful café that uses cake recipes from the 1920’s.
Free admission. Location: Vehoniemenharjuntie 92, Kangasala.
This unique museum introduces the traditions, working conditions, uniforms and official vehicles of different units of the Finnish Police from the Middle Ages to the present day. On display are hundreds of interesting photos and dozens of rare documentaries. Children can play in the Police Station and try on small police uniforms.
Free admission. Location: Vaajakatu 2, Tampere.
Set in an old factory building, Vapriikki bringst together more than a dozen museums and exhibitions under one roof. There is e.g. the Finnish Ice Hockey Museum, Postal Museum, Doll Museum, Mineral Museum and Natural History Museum. Temporary exhibitions cover a variety of topics: from the history of Finnish fashion to the Ice Age.
Entrance to permanent exhibitions is free of charge on Fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Location: Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere.
Tampere Art Museum features exhibitions of Finnish contemporary art.
Free admission on Fridays from 3 PM to 5 PM.
Location: Puutarhakatu 34, Tampere.
This museum brings together the Museum of Liberty and the Steam Engine Museum, displaying machines used at the old Finlayson factory, as well as temporary exhibitions of Finnish working life.
Free admission. Location: Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere.
See also: Top 5 Children’s museums