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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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Outstanding Museum!

This museum actually covers two aspects of labor-the daily lives of employees at the Finlayson... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marftrip
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High Point, NC
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Free museum near centrum!

OK museum because it's free, I will never pay for it, but because it's free It pretty good! But you... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
LenniL15
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is based in the historical Finlayson cotton mill area in the heart of Tampere. At Werstas you can visit the Labour Museum's exhibitions, Textile Industry Museum and Steam Engine Museum, free admission.
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Vaino Linnan Aukio 8, Tampere 33210, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum actually covers two aspects of labor-the daily lives of employees at the Finlayson factories, and the history of labor in general in Finland, and how labor organizations impacted govt policy. There’s a ton of content and interactive exhibits packed into the space, but...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

OK museum because it's free, I will never pay for it, but because it's free It pretty good! But you can donate to the museum if you want. Would recommend!

Thank LenniL15
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas offers an interesting account of the history of Finland from the perspective of the ordinary, working class Finns. Lots to see and think about!

Thank Jo1965
Reviewed July 15, 2018

National history of working class living from past to today. Focus on early ages of independence and Civil War. Also shortly about time WW2. After war age. Included exhibition of steam engine, folk artist. Free admission. English, Swedish, Finnish.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I hope I would have visited this museum earlier... I found it very interesting, and I think every Finn should visit this place - but of course it’s valuabe for foreigns too.

Thank M5322KPannel
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I preconceived this museum to be boring. Since we had nothing else to do, we decided to visit this place to kill time on a Sunday morning. But this place was anything but boring. Very informative about history of Finnish working force, their working conditions,...More

Thank vasavapr
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Great little museum - free entry and a varied range of intelligently curated exhibitions covering aspects of working class culture and workers' history in Finland. The steam engine is enormous and worth going to have a look at. Some of the displays are quite quirky...More

Thank MajorVoid
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Housed in a building from the former Finlayson plant, this museum tells the story of the Finnish Cooperative movement. Exhibits are up to date

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

One of the good activities to do in Tampere are the museums of the city's industrial past. One of the museums is Verstas and the next museum is on the opposite side of the Tammerkoski Foss. The museums are located in an old red brick...More

Thank Antti M
Reviewed May 4, 2017

This museum is very informative and has good translations in Finnish, Swedish and English. Entry if free and the history you learn not only about the city itself but the industries and Finland is really impressive. Very well done. Great thing for a rainy or...More

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