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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.


National Police Museum

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.

Free admission.

Location: Vaajakatu 2, Tampere


Vapriikki Museum Centre

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, 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 3pm to 6pm.

Location: Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere


Tampere Art Museum

Tampere Art Museum features exhibitions of Finnish contemporary art.

Free admission on Fridays from 3pm to 6pm.

Location: Puutarhakatu 34, Tampere


The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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


Museum Milavida

Näsilinna mansion houses Museum Milavida, which exhibits the life of past factory owner Peter von Nottbeck and his family, plus has changing exhibitions.

Free admission on Fridays from 3pm to 6pm.

Location: Milavidanrinne 8, Tampere


Automobile Museum Vehoniemi

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