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Tampere Art Museums Moominvalley

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Address: Puutarhakatu 34, Tampere 33101, Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0)3 5656 6577
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Home is where the heart is

The Moominvalley is a relatively small collection of the original Moomin illustrations, housed in the basement of the Tampereen taidemuseo (the city’s art gallery). It is quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Moominvalley is a relatively small collection of the original Moomin illustrations, housed in the basement of the Tampereen taidemuseo (the city’s art gallery). It is quite a nice space, with the lighting arrangement creating a certain atmosphere, and it deserves an hour or so of any Moomin fan’s time, or anyone who has a vague interest in the quirky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We love all things Moomin so this was right up our street, it was really interesting to see the original drawings and have all the background information on each of the characters. The shop had some unusual items we had not seen before in the main Moomin stores in Helsinki.

Thank Margaret G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Took a long train ride up to Tampere just for the Moomins. The place was a bit tricky to find but we got there eventually. The exhibits were beautifully displayed and imbibed with a mystical quality. The whole experience was a little bit magical and brought out the seven year old in me. Recommended

Thank lostintransportation
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What a lovely place. Lots of original drawings by Tove Jansson. Dioramas of scenes from the stories. The English language guide is very good, and worth reading as you walk around. The Moomin house is there! Really nice place to spend a few hours. (and nice clean bathrooms)

Thank Sanguinette
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you Love moomin its a great thing to check out the moomin museum. Its not so big but its nice way to see the moomin history

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're a fan of the Moomins then the gallery is well worth a visit. It is primarily a collection of original artwork, but does include the Moomin House which is an amazing model. However, if you are looking for something for younger children this probably isn't the place to go as there isn't a lot for them to do... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love going to musuems, I have been to many in my life. This was not one of the best. I went to this museum on 'Tampere day' on this day most museum were free of charge. Normally you have to pay 7 euros to go. I don't think this musuem is worth 7 euros. The exhibitions were very small... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The lovely Moomin characters, buildings, drawings, etc. Suffers from the small current premises. The only Moomin facility in Finland. Best in the Nordics, for sure!

Thank Aki L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The exhibition of Tove Jansson's moomins in the basement is well worth a visit if you are a fan, even though quite a few of the exhibits are currently on loan to the centenary show in Helsinki Ateneum. It is probably best suited to older children and adults. The rest of the gallery is currently undergoing renovations and is closed.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Of course Tove's illustrations and her partner's models are beautiful and definitely worthy of a trip but the previous exhibition of these within the library building round the corner was so much more immersive and magical. With dimmer lighting generally the pieces shone out like stars around a set of the floating stage and boats for the 'audience' along with... More 

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