Ranked #8 of 41 attractions in Tampere
Category: Specialty Museums
The Lenin Museum is located at the Worker's Hall of Tampere, Finland, inside the hall where Lenin and Stalin met for the...
The Lenin Museum is located at the Worker's Hall of Tampere, Finland, inside the hall where Lenin and Stalin met for the first time in 1905.The original function of the museum was to present the life and ideas of Lenin. The museum ethos was to remain apart from the ideological education practiced by other Lenin museums, as well as from a tendency toward a ‘Lenin cult’. Today, the museum, among other things, collects, exhibits and researches material related to Lenin's life and activities and the history of the Soviet Union/Russia, particularly where the material relates to connections with Finland and the Finns. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union many documents, creating a more accurate picture of Lenin, have been unearthed from various archives. In the 1990s the old objects and symbol world of old Soviet socialism became museum goods. At the same time that this unique body of material faces the threat of destruction, the importance of the Lenin museum as the recorder of an entire era has grown.