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Tampere City Library, Metso

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Everybody can look books without money when who need to know something

Services on three floors Very Clean and peaceful and free toilet and cafe corner and from all over... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018

It is really worth to visit and read newspapers or just sit and read some book or just relax and... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
Jari A
Tampere, Finland
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6 May 2018
“Everybody can look books without money when who need to know something”
17 Mar 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The best thing about the library is the Moomin Museum and the Mineral museum which is absolutely fascinating. If you like rocks and minerals this extensive collection will interest and intrigue for hours........I spent four hours in this museum alone. The displays are fabulous.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

...which was very interesting, but is perhaps only suitable for hardcore Moomin fans. I'm more casual so I got less out of it than my Moomin obsessed girlfriend did. It's mainly scenes from the books recreated in model form and there's a tonne of original...More

1  Thank kid_amnesiac
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This big library contains something for everybody! You should go there and see the building and also listen to some music and borrow a book.

Thank Veronica V
Reviewed May 8, 2018

The library is located by the Hämeenpuisto park, next to the Alexander Church. The building was opened to the public in 1986. The building's futuristic look imitates the bird capercaillie (metso in Finnish). The building has been designed by the architects Reima and Raili Pietilä.

1  Thank Mikael F
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Services on three floors Very Clean and peaceful and free toilet and cafe corner and from all over the world books and magazines + map + music and movies CD.DVD.cassette tape+ audio room + halli + exhibition + computer(but should be booked before use E--mail...More

Thank teruyo1952
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

It is really worth to visit and read newspapers or just sit and read some book or just relax and look for arcitechture. Situated just few minutes from central square of Tampere.

Thank Jari A
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many busses also pass by the main library.

Thank Kylaluuta
Reviewed April 2, 2017

The library is designed by Pietilä's, a well known architecture couple. The building is called Metso - capercaillie - a handsome bird found in the Finnish forests. The layout is very open. There is also a newspaper/magazine reading hall and cafe. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank Maari100
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The architecture is very interesting and pleasing. Lots of round corners and shapes. Plenty of red bricks has been used as the building material. Good job by the architects (Pietilä) and by the city of Tampere for the courage to implement the architect's vision. On...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed January 23, 2016

This is the main Library in city of Tampere. It is located right next to the park (Hämeenpuisto). There is a lot of space and many places to sit down and enjoy the silence.

Thank prkl08
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Biggest library in town for book lovers. There are auditoriums as well for talks etc, and a cafe upstairs to fuel up for more research. In the entrance lobby there is a "recycled" books stand where you can take your old ones or grab one...More

Thank Mervi B
Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my favourite library that I have visited in Finland. Even though the mathematics and science selection is limited, the atmosphere and layout of the library is fantastic. For both travellers and residents it is the perfect place to read, study and have a...More

Thank Ruusuvuo
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