Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing in Tampere


If you happen to visit Finland and especially the city of Tampere and don't know what to do there after being in the amusement park called Särkäniemi and done some shopping, go to Amuri Museum of workers' Housing. It's a great way to see a part of history of Finland. The palce is located just a few meters out of the city centre so it's easy access by foot. 

Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing has five residental houses and four outbuildings in their original location. The homes outdats from 1882 to 1973. There's also an early 20th century cobbler's shop, a bakery  from the 30s and a cooperative shop and a haberdashery. 
In one house there were usually living four families. In every house and room it's described who lived in that place - what was the occupation of the parents, how many children there were and what ages they all were.

When I arrived to the homes of the 40s and 50s it already started to look a bit familiar. I could spot some items that I had seen in my grandparents' homes and in the shop there were very familiar products that haven't changed at all - such as my favourite Finnish Fazer Blue chocolate! The blue package and golden logo is still exactly the same. 

If you're intrested in you can find more details here!

BTW, I know less is more but somehow I got carried away and just kept adding pics here - actually I planned to put much more.





















Freshly baked blueberry pie

Don't forget to pop in to Cafe Amurin Helmi (the Pearl of Amuri)at the location. There's a great bakery on the spot. Had a slice of glutenfree rhubarb cake with vanilla custard. 

The museum is open during the summer season between 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays. 

24 comments:

  1. Ihanan näköinen paikka! Ja toi vimpan kuvan piirakka <3 <3

    www.lauraheinikki.fi

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    1. Kiitos, Laura! Oli kyllä mielenkiintoinen paikka. Itse en päässyt maistamaan mustikkapiirakkaa, mutta raperperipiirakka oli maukasta :)

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  2. Wonderful concept for a museum - perhaps the best way to truly "dive" into a culture's spirit!

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    1. Exactly! You could feel the history and 'see' that people have been living there.

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  3. This is a wonderful post . Some of your photographs are really nice.

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  4. I haven't been to Finland yet, but really want to visit. This museum looks so interesting. I want to steal all of its furniture, honestly! :))

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    1. :D I could use some of the furniture as well!

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  5. Aaah I love the old Karl Fazer chocolate! And your photos makes me love the charm of Scandinavia even more :D /Fellow Scandinavian

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    1. Thank you :) can't live without Fazer!

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  6. Oh thank you so much for sharing this post! I love open air/housing/civilisation museums very much! I saw one in Banat (Romania), one in Ballarat (Australia) and the very best in Stockholm. Now I want to go to Tampere to see this one!

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    1. Great! This place really gives a good idea how people were living in the past. I would like to visit those museums you mentioned :)

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  7. Great photos. what an interesting place. I love seeing museums of the country's culture.

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    1. Thanks, Lily! It's always nice to see how people used to live in the past.

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  8. I lived in Demmark for some months and one of my regrets was not able to visit Finland evene for a week though it's been in my plan. Huhu. Anyway, Amuri Museum is indeed a great place to se the past of Finland and appreciate the country better. :)

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    1. Oh, what a pity that you didn't make it! Hope you will have a chance one day to come and visit Finland - preferably in summer :D

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  9. Wow this museum looks super cute! Love the gorgeous little aprons and chocolate packaging ( I think its chocolate, I could be wrong). xx

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    1. It is chocolate - the blue package :)

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  10. Museums are some of my favourite places in the world and it is always nice to peer into a new world.

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    1. You're so right! It's good to know how things were done in the past.

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  11. I like the capture of this flower ;-) What an interesting place! Very nice concept!

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    1. Thanks! I always notice the flowers :D

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  12. Looks brilliant! I have a friend there so I might visit :)

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    1. You definitely should visit Finland & Tampere :)

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