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The Moomin Museum is a new, experimental art museum based on the unique collection of Moomin art by Tove Jansson (1914–2001). The Moomin Museum will take visitors on a magical journey into the fairy-tale world of the original Moomin illustrations by Tove Jansson (the creator of Moomins), as well as fascinating three-dimensional tableaux made by Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä, it portrays the magical world of the Moomins in a beautiful and detailed way. There is a total of about 2,000 exhibits on display.
The World's Only Moomin Museum
With Moomin Museum ticket in hand you can roam the 'What Happens Next?' exhibition. It is the first exhibition of the newly opened Moomin Museum in Tampere. The exhibition presents all twelve Moomin books written and illustrated by Tove Jansson. Jansson's original texts are featured alongside the illustrations. The residents of Moominvalley are introduced in detail in the character gallery, but it is also possible to find them hiding around the museum. Guests of the museum can also crawl into the Magician's hat, stand in a snowstorm on a glacier, and watch a fiery comet streak across the night sky. The unique colour scheme of the exhibition is based on Jansson's original illustrations for The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My.
In addition to the museum, there is a Moomin Museum Reading Room that entices visitors to stay and enjoy the captivating stories. Take a seat and enjoy a quiet moment with one of Jansson's books in the Reading Room as one from many things to do at Moomin Museum, his books are a lasting source of fascination for adults and children alike. In the Reading Room you will find Moomin books in nearly 30 languages, along with other books by and about Jansson. The collection features historical rarities and fresh copies of every new Moomin edition. All visitors are welcome to pop into the Reading Room any time that Tampere Hall is open. Your Moomin Museum Ticket is also giving you the access to the reading room without any additional cost. It is easy to visit in the main foyer. They do not lend their books, but you are welcome to buy copies of Jansson's publications at the Tampere Hall Shop.
Beside The Momin Museum Tour, The Moomin Museum's Studio lets you unleash your inner artist! And thia area is also accessible with your Moomin Museum Ticket. The Studio organizes various events throughout the year and provides a workspace where museum visitors can get creative in free-form sessions and guided workshops. The Studio is often in the mornings used by school groups, but all visitors are welcome to drop in and get arty whenever the space is free. The workshops vary in content and theme, ranging from art-making and crafts to community projects. The Studio is open daily from 12 – 4 pm.
Another exciting things to do at Moomin Museum is you can get your favorite characters too. The Tampere-talo Shop provides the finest of Moomin souvenirs, the Moomin Museum's own unique products, Finnish design as well as handmade crafts by Finnish artisans. The range includes exciting Moomin souvenir, design and music, books written and illustrated by Tove Jansson, Tampere souvenirs, and classic Finnish design brands. Here you can buy Moomin postcards and stamps and have your letters stamped with a special Moomin postmark. The Shop is open when the museum is open.
After a pleasant Moomin Museum Tour, continue your Moomin adventures with a culinary journey in the restaurant Tuhto. Tuhto is the Finnish name of Toft, the small whomper that appears in Tove Jansson's book Moominvalley in November. The restaurant shares the same roof with the museum and invites you to enjoy the delights of Moominmamma's kitchen. Order the Moomin Menu that consists of the Moomins' favourite dishes. Among them, creamy fish soup (everybody knows how the Moomins love fish soup!), home grown pork topped with a delicious sauce highlighting another moomin favourite: spruce tips, and a scrumptious stack of Moominmamma's traditional pancakes topped with straweberyy jam. Kids version of the menu includes Tuhto burger and Snufkin's fish plate.
How to Get Tickets?
Moomin Museum Ticket can be purchased directly at the Tampere Hall ticket office. Ticket prices are as follow: adults 12 €, children 6 € (3-17 years), under 3-year old for free, family ticket 30 € (2 adults and 2-4 children). All tickets that have been purchased in advance must be changed at the entrance tickets at the Tampere Hall ticket office up on arrival.
How To Get Around?
It is best to experince the Moomin Museum tour on foot. However, the Moomin Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There is a ramp at the main entrance and elevator access between floors.
What Should I Wear?
There is no fixed dress code that you need to follow to do all the things to do at Moomin Museum, just wear comfortable clothes and shoes to go around the museum in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to go for Moomin Museum tour is all time of the year, with it's opening hour, on Tuesday-Friday at 9am-7pm, Saturday – Sunday at 11am-6pm and the museum is closed every Monday.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide to enjoy your Moomin Museum tour and the artwork. But if you are interested and wanting to know more about the artists and the exhibition it is best to have a guide with you. The Moomin Museum offers free guided tours in English every Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm for 20 for persons on the tour. For this tour, the visitors have to come forward to the museum personnel upon arrival.
How To Get There?
Tampere Hall is easy to reach. Perfect location in the centre of Tampere, just 500 metres from the bus station and railway station. Most of the hotels in Tampere are located within 2–15 minutes' walk from Tampere Hall. We recommend that you buy our affordable and hassle-free event parking permit, which allows you to park in the Tampere Hall, Tullintori and Hämppi multi-storey car parks. You can purchase 24 hours parking ticket from our lobby service near main doors. The ticket is eligible only to the nearest park hall P-Tampere-talo. There are also other options available depending on the duration of your stay, you can find all the parking ticket options on Event Parking. Parking spaces in Tampere Hall's outdoor car park are limited. Tampere is easily accessible by train from anywhere in Finland. The railwaystation is 500 metres from Tampere Hall, so you can easily walk through the sign-guided route. Tampere is easy to reach by long-distance bus. Buses to Tampere run from various ports, Helsinki International Airport and the biggest cities at approximately one-hour intervals. Tampere bus station is only 500 metres away. Local buses stop right outside Tampere Hall, lines 6, 9, 15 and 40. In summer a local bus 100 operates between the Moomin Museum and the Särkänniemi amusement park, stopping outside Tampere Hall.
There is a cloakroom located in the main lobby of the Tampere Hall. The cloakroom charge is EUR 3 per coat. There is no charge for children under 12 and for war veterans. The cloakroom only accepts cash payments, but you can also pay by card at the service desks in the main lobby.