Werstas

The Finnish Labour Museum

2A: Werstas 10.30
Duration approx. 2,5 hrs

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is located right in the heart of the city, in the historical Finlayson Cotton Mill area. At Werstas, you can visit the Textile Industry Museum, the Steam Engine Museum as well as the Labour Museum's changing and permanent exhibitions.

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas offers an overview of the history of the Finnish industrial era, civil society, the worker population and culture from different perspectives. Werstas has recorded Finnish social history and the history of working life from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. The collections comprise about 70,000 objects and some 350,000 photographs. 

Werstas presents us with a unique viewpoint by letting the ordinary people and their everyday lives be the centerpoint. The workers’ and their families’ lives and the differences between all the various crafts, are recounted in the form of fascinating stories. The Tampere region working life, the movement of the workforce, the diverse nationalities and the social history of the whole country, are given centre stage. The constantly refreshed exhibitions present the most interesting events from the history of social issues, workers’ culture, visual arts and politics.

The Finnish Ministry of Education has nominated The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, a national special museum with extensive responsibility for museum activities pertaining to working life and social history in Finland.

 

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(source: Wikipedia)