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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. Put Lenin Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tampere trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Lenin Museum is situated in the building where Lenin met Stalin in 1905. Exhibits detail Lenin's time in Finland as well as events in Russia. The story continues until the present and there is a s...  more »
  • If you don't know the early history of the Soviet Union, you will after visiting this museum. And even if you think you aren't interested in that history, you will be after soaking up the story relate...  more »
  • We were staying in Helsinki and decided to make a day trip to Tampere just because of the museum. It didn't let us down. While there were heaps of information to deliver about the histories of Russia ...  more »
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  • 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 wad active. Don't expect to be here for hours though. It is just one floor.
  • 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.
  • Really small but packed full with history! Great place for anyone with an interest for history /politics.
  • Before it was a tiny but informative Lenin museum. Now they advertise it as a "new and completely different". In reality the exhibition shrunk, the museum became even smaller, it lost its right to be named as the Lenin museum.
  • This was a pretty cool perspective of the cold war from someone who wanted to remain neutral but had a huge stake.

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Where to stay in Tampere

As Scandinavia's largest inland city, Tampere boasts all sorts of options when it comes to accommodations. Most of the city's modern hotels are clustered in the cosmopolitan area surrounding the main train station, within walking distance of many of the city's popular bars, shops, and restaurants. While they may lack character, the hotels themselves are reasonably priced for a large city. For more a more cost-effective option, opt for a smaller hotel or bed and breakfast in one of the quieter suburbs. To more closely experience Finland's natural wonders, check out the campsites just outside of town, which are significantly cheaper but with fewer amenities.
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