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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

Vaino Linnan Aukio 8, Tampere 33210, Finland
+358 10 4209220
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Interesting and free!

I hope I would have visited this museum earlier... I found it very interesting, and I think every... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
M5322KPannel
via mobile
Very Informative and Interesting

I preconceived this museum to be boring. Since we had nothing else to do, we decided to visit this... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
vasavapr
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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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 12 March 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.

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Reviewed 27 December 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

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Reviewed 14 October 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

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Reviewed 29 August 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 24 May 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

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Reviewed 4 May 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

Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Entrance free, with a nice little shop and the museum demonstrates nicely the various factories that reflect the picture of Tampere as the Manchester of Finland. Very touching new exhibition on the civil war in Tampere region

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place to find out about Tampere's history, people and the most interesting factory, also it's free.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Facts about Finnish workers unuion, which in Tampere is mostly formed around the fabric factories. Fascinating machines about early weaving, linens, fabrics etc, all the way up to interesting steam and giant water-wheel powered devices. Free admission makes it worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had expected to see some more about the working conditions and the worker's involvement during the Civil War and the support of worker's rights. There was more of this in the Textile Museum but the Labour Museum (not very big) just featured a couple...More

Thank Colin582
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