Lenin Museum

Lenin Museum, Tampere: Hours, Address, Lenin Museum Reviews: 4/5

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11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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Welcome to the Birthplace of the Soviet Union! The renewed museum provides a vivid, comprehensive and critical view of the history Russia and Finland share. It takes visitors on a fascinating journey through some of the most remarkable events in our history: The Russian Revolution, the founding of the Soviet Union, Finland's independence, the Second World War and finally the collapse of the Soviet Union. The museum hall at the Tampere Workers' Hall is known as the birthplace of the Soviet Union - it's where Russian revolutionaries Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin met for the first time. This meeting that happened in 1905 had global impacts: the two men decided to arrange a revolution in Russia, found the Soviet Union and to let Finland become independent.
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TN998
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Sep 2019
We found it by accident after seeing the sign board outside the building. I am not a big fan of museums so for me the size and scale was just right. Spent about an hour there all told and enjoyed finding out about Lenin and Stalin and the Finnish angle to their later activities.
Loved the chance to get the crash helmet on and sit on the motorbike with Lenin in the sidecar.
Written 6 August 2020
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RangeR
Canada683 contributions
Aug 2019
This museum is the first Lenin museum that was founded outside of the Soviet Union and also simultaneously the last to remain to this day. It is located in the very same building where Lenin and Stalin first met each other, so it is quite a historical building on its own.

The architecture of the building is interesting to look at and the museum is easy to locate within, the museum itself consist only of one large room. As you’d expect it focuses on Lenin’s life as well the Soviet Union in general, with a lot of talk about Stalin on the side.

The displays are decent and offered in three languages – Finnish, Russian and English. There’s also a photo opportunity with dummies of Lenin and Stalin, you can even dress up for it. Decent museum, would recommend for those interest in history or if you just happen to be in the area.
Written 14 April 2020
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saw88
Lancaster, UK269 contributions
Feb 2020
This is an interesting museum looking into the wartime history of the country. Looks into the relationship of Stalin and Lenin also, a little too much info about Stalin and not Lenin.

Takes a couple of hours if you are wanting to read and watch the exhibit info-which you should. English info mostly available.

Small gift shop also available
Lockers to put coats and bags available
Written 3 March 2020
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Steve W
31 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
A great surprise. Situated in an interesting building itself this is a small museum full of interest. The peg is the link with Lenin but the museum explores the relationship between Finland and Russia/USSR. For western visitors highly educational and I loved the old photos and the occasional tongue in cheek approach. There are other more celebrated sights in Tampere but try to make time for here. You can stand next to the desk Lenin was at before he returned to St Petersburg- you cant get any closer to history than that!
Written 3 November 2019
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irlantilainen
34 contributions
Sep 2019
Don't be put off by some guide books dismissive reviews, this museum is full of well displayed and fascinating historic details of Soviet and Tampere history.

Lenin first met Stalin here, prior to his journey to St Petersburg from Finland.

Well worth a visit.
Written 12 October 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland23,629 contributions
Sep 2019
This museum is located at the Worker's Hall of Tampere on floor 2½. The entrance fee is 8 euros.

In December 1905, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin met here in a secret meeting of the Bolsheviks. They started planning a revolution which later changed world history and also made it possible for Finland to become independent.

The museum takes visitors on an interesting journey to the history that Finland and Russia share. The museum has a permanent exhibition with material related to Lenin's life and the history of the Soviet Union.
Written 8 October 2019
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NaomiCat12345
827 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
An interesting museum about lenin, the history of Finland and Russia. There are a lot exhibits and pictures, and descriptions in Finnish Swedish and English.
Written 31 August 2019
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Rob
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was not aware of the relationship between Finland and Russia and in particular their complex relationships which created the USSR, and subsequent collapse leading to Finland finding new trading partners in the EU. Very interesting, but also short; some museums can drag on, this is succinct.
Written 30 August 2019
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D L
Tel Aviv, Israel572 contributions
Aug 2019
Finnish history and the museum idea is fascinating, yet, it is a rather dull museum with a nice gift shop
Written 20 August 2019
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Joel R
161 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
A small but informative museum on the history of Finland and Russia and their changing relationship over time, particularly focused around Lenin and the Soviet Era up to the present day. Not very big and have to pay €8 entry, but if interested in this side of history it’s certainly worth a look.
Written 4 July 2019
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Lenin Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00