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The Cable Factory

Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 9 47638300
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Imaginative re-use of former factory

We spent a couple hours strolling around this large complex, previously a manufacturer of cables... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Photography exhibition

Worth a visit Plenty to see cheap entry 9 euros. Look for voucher book at travel info with... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Dave P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The Cable Factory is the largest cultural centre in Finland. It houses e.g. museums, galleries, dance theatres, art schools and has working spaces for artists, bands and companies. Unique spaces are also available for rent on a short-term basis to stage concerts, exhibitions, festivals and fairs. Around 900 people work at the Cable Factory on a daily basis, and annually over 230 000 people attend different short-term events.
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“photographs” (4 reviews)
“art” (3 reviews)
Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 9 47638300
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a couple hours strolling around this large complex, previously a manufacturer of cables. It is an inspired re-use that has a multitude of galleries, museums and artistic schools. The Museum of Photography had an interesting exhibition of Francesca Woodman's works. Titled On Being...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit Plenty to see cheap entry 9 euros. Look for voucher book at travel info with discounted ticket

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A former cable factory, Kaapelitehdas now houses three museums (photography, theatre and a restaurant museum), exhibitions, events, a restaurant, circus etc. The three museums themselves are excellent, and in addition there is always something more to explore here. Some exhibitions and events are free, too....More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 4 March 2017

every year, there is Design market as a part of Helsinki design week. in addition to those, i visited to shop at ceramic material shop in this site. otherwise i am not sure what is there inside the building

Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Easy to reach by tram on the western edge of Helsinki. Fascinating and huge with many public areas and a great cafe. Originally a large factory complex this is now turned over to art workshops, display areas and a couple of museums. The Photography museum...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Excellente Museum, don't miss it. Innovative exhibions, very modern and original atmosphere to discover new faces of the world. And its café of course...

Thank MariaSofiadoCarmo
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Helsinki has this great cultural centre. Exhibitions, dance, museums, expos, music, education. It is easy to reach this place using metro but I think not so many people do not know or remember this cultural centre.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 28 November 2012

I came here to visit a photography show - based around the use of Polaroid images. I stopped inside for cappuccino. Kaapelitehas puts on many different sorts of fine art and photography shows and is a great cultural centre. Easy to reach by tram.

Thank pleroma
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Social gathering, party happenings. All can be booked ahead of time. The set up are usually arrange by companies that are specialist to that with varying set p depending what you want and it comes at a cost. Looking for a place to arrange a...More

Thank SolaceConcept
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Old factory that nowadays host many happenings. Some are interesting, others not. There's a good museum of photography though.

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