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Lenin Museum, Tampere

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At Lenin Museum, one of the rare permanent museums dedicated to this Russian politician and revolutionary, you'll see exhibits about his work, his life, and the USSR. The museum focuses on critically formed archives and personal effects, such as school reports and Lenin's couch. Two compact exhibit rooms feature manuscripts and photographs providing a glimpse into Finland and Russia of the 20th century. After a self-guided tour, check out the shop that offers various souvenirs, ranging from postcards to Lenin busts. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.
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  • People who grew up in the US, as I did, were seldom given a balanced history of Lenin. Finland, and especially Tampere, have a more balanced view of his role. He's a very important figure in Finland's...  more »
  • Lenin and Stalin met one another for the first time in Tampere. The building where they met has a small museum. In the past decades the museum was shockingly pro-communist, but has been refurbished an...  more »
  • "The renewed Lenin-Museum". That's just an oxymoron. Well, it's pretty neat was the renovated exhibition. Gone were the dust tuoksuiset the glass display cases, holding information about the recent history and neukkuarjesta. The role of Lenin's edesottamukset time on a much smaller now. Well, Yes, in that it's worth a visit, at least as a matter of urgency. Somehow an integral part of Tampere, in many ways.
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  • The Lenin museum was a hit with our party! We happened to show up just as the Finnish guide was starting his tour. The guide was very informative and thorough, we enjoyed his account on the museum and history very much. The museum is small but very nicely put up and filled with memorabilia of the Soviet Union. One of my top picks for Tampere!
  • The Lenin museum is fun to visit if you don't have anything to do for an hour or so. The place offers some insight in the relations between Finland and the USSR mostly in the time when Lenin was active. Don't expect to be here for hours though. It is just one floor.
  • Well furnished museum with rich information depth. Only pick would be the relatively small size (~2 hrs). Displays are in Finnish, English, and Russian.
  • Rather small museum, but also quite unique! Too expensive. Not a lenin museum, as it is mostly dealing with the Soviet Union. You could read the same stuff at Wikipedia.
  • This place is said to be the birthplace of the Soviet Union: Lenin and Stalin met here for the first time. The new exhibition is a lot more modern and interactive than the previous one. Still, I think that it feels a bit lacking compared to the original.
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