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Spy Museum, Tampere

3.4
#7 of 22 in Museums in Tampere
Reputed to be Europe's only such site, Spy Museum gives a rare look into espionage, its history, and its importance. The museum's exhibits showcase a wide variety of spy kits and gadgets, including eavesdropping tools, miniature weapons, and optic devices, and teaches you about common methods used to obtain information. As part of the interactive exhibits, you can try out an infra-red device, attempt to pass a lie detector test, and find a secret room with an espionage tunnel in it. The site also features stories of spies like Richard Sorge--the individual who reportedly instigated Hitler's failure. Don't miss taking an "agent test" to find out whether you belong to the CIA, Mossad, the British MI6, or some other national intelligence agency. Use our Tampere trip maker tool to arrange your visit to Spy Museum and other attractions in Tampere.
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  • Good way to spend an hour or so in Tampere. The exhibition features mainly espionage tools in the 20th century, accompanied by stories of many spies. Wall texts mostly in Finnish, though English guide...  more »
  • A lot of info is in Finnish, so you get a guide in another language, but the info here is not so easy to find... That should be improved. Otherwise, the museum is interesting, and provides a lot of in...  more »
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  • The displays were really cool and interesting, most of them had English descriptions but some did not. The museum itself is quite small but the exhibitions are spread in a manner where the space is utilized well and you can spend quite a bit of time investigating the different displays. There was one thing that I was personally bothered by; There was a group of young men which were given a tour (probably as a part of an event that they booked) and that interrupted the other guests a bit because they were quite noisy and the management closed off one exhibition temporarily in order to let this group play a game on a projector white-board. I think that these sort of events should probably be booked in a private viewing. Overall, it's a very nice and cool place to visit if you're into spies.
  • Very nice idea and interesting exhibition. Some interactive stuff to test. I was pleasantly suprised. There was a lot of history and also introduction about some fresh spy cases. Exhibitions and examples around the world. Why I take off some points - no photos policy, mostly only finnish and museum shop could have bigger selection.
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