The Lenin Museum


in short

Documents and photographs, works of art and original objects describing Lenin's lifework and the Russian Revolution. V.I. Lenin´s connections with and activities in Finland. Special exhibitions. Library.
The Lenin Museum is located at Worker's Hall of Tampere, next to Hämeenpuisto.
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The Lenin Museum

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The original function of the museum was to present the life and ideas of Lenin. The museum ethos was to remain aloof from the ideological education practised 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.
6,00/4,00 EUR
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The Lenin Museum
Hämeenpuisto 28
33200 Tampere
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Opening Times

11:00 - 16:00
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The Lenin Museum is open daily
Jan- May 11.00 – 16.00
June-Aug 11.00 – 18.00

The museum is closed for renovation from 31.8.2015 till summer 2016 - The exhibition portal for Europe