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Lenin Museum, Tampere

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At Lenin Museum, one of the rare permanent museums dedicated to this Russian politician and revolutionary, you'll see exhibits about his work, his life, and the USSR. The museum focuses on critically formed archives and personal effects, such as school reports and Lenin's couch. Two compact exhibit rooms feature manuscripts and photographs providing a glimpse into Finland and Russia of the 20th century. After a self-guided tour, check out the shop that offers various souvenirs, ranging from postcards to Lenin busts. Klarna Trips's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.
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Lenin Museum reviews

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  • Interesting historical museum. Soviet Union and Finland share an interesting history, one I knew very little about. Enjoyed all of the artifacts and their English explanations. 
    Interesting historical museum. Soviet Union and Finland share an interesting history, one I knew very little about. Enjoyed all of the artifacts and their English explanations.  more »
  • I'm no fan of Lenin but this museum was an eye opener and expanded my horizons. I didn't realize he had such a connection to Tampere. This is supposedly the ONLY Lenin museum left. 
    I'm no fan of Lenin but this museum was an eye opener and expanded my horizons. I didn't realize he had such a connection to Tampere. This is supposedly the ONLY Lenin museum left.  more »
  • Highly recommend. Short, on 1 floor (2 1/2!) only, but lots to read if really interested. One of its kind 
    Highly recommend. Short, on 1 floor (2 1/2!) only, but lots to read if really interested. One of its kind  more »
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  • A museum that's very important for learning about the history of Finland, as well as Finno-Soviet and -Russian relations. A lot more than just Lenin, though it was fun seeing a lot of Lenin.
  • Nice historical museum, tells story of Lenin, Soviet Union and relations with Finland. There are informative panels with small portions of text in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian. Feels so good to go back to our modern reality after visiting this museum ;-)
  • Small and nice museum. 8€ entry is worth it. Takes about one hour. Not only Lenin but also Finland-USSR relations addressed. Good souvenir shop!
  • Terrible. I remember visiting the place before the 2016 renovation and exhibition change. Back then it was a modest, but very interesting museum full of details on Lenin's works and the Finnish workers' movement in the early 1900. It was full of artifacts and original documents. The exhibition was done with taste and in a very neutral, detail orientated tone. Now, barely a third of the museum is dedicated to Lenin. The rest covers Soviet history and Finno-soviet relations. That in itself wouldnt be so bad if it werent presented in the typical cold-war perspective, full of whitewashing. It is honestly painful to see. The person who wrote the texts did so in the least scientific way. Fortunately I had taken a lot of pictures from my first visit, so I can reminisce about quality presentations. I am a historian of the Soviet Union myself. The work done behind the exhibition is pitiful and has nothing to do with real historical work.
  • Excellent museum. Lots of nice stuff of Soviet era and Lenin. Its very communist and working class oriented, and if you are interested in that and history of Tampere in general, I really recommend it. It would take about 1,5 hours to go around it.

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