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Tampere City Library, Metso

Pirkankatu 2 | P.O.B. 152, Tampere, Finland
020 711 014
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Tampere
Type: Libraries, Museums
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Oulu, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers news papers and magazines to read and coffee.

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Turin, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Metso library is awesome! Everyone is so helpful and kind. Being italiab spending 6 months in finland i thought i couldn't borrow books. But, surprisingly, i got my personal card a d was able to take all the books i wanted to. Even more awesome is that a lot of books are available in english :D I also used the... More

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Tampere, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The building is worth to see. Red bricks and curves. Metso also has a good cafe with homemade cookies.

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The library has good collection of books, from many eras and differnt languagues. As an english speaker, I could easily find english books there. A good library to have in city like Tampere.

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Lempaala, Finland
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200 reviews 200 reviews
69 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Metso is one of my favourite libraries and a place where I have spent countless hours. The main library hall is spacious and the ceiling so high that you get a unique sense of space, yet the different sections have their own feel. There are enough seats to snuggle in and just read for hours. They have a good magazine... More

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Corby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 paintings from Tove Jansson, the creator.

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Helsinki
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Metso libary is wonderful. It has a good collections of books and it is a very nice building. It is located quite in the centre of the city so definately a place one should stroll to. It also has a Mooming exhibitions which is fantastic.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Library building is one of the best examples of 1980's architecture in Tampere. Designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä the building looks like western capercaillie from above. (Metso=Western Capercaillie in Finnish). Moomin Museum and Mineral Museum are located in same building.

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Tampere
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

a normal library. Nothing special and somehow it could be better

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Friendly staff, reasonable selection of English books

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