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Spy Museum, Tampere

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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 travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Spy Museum and other attractions in Tampere.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Spies say, hard to find! Rely on a sign was a part of the building. Interesting as it is interesting.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Spy museum is quite small but has some interesting interactive exhibitions. Texts in the museum itself are mostly in Finnish but you get an English (and some other languages as well) binder with trans...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The exhibition is quite traditional with items and/or photos on display with text - a lot of text (and yes, it is also in English in a binder, you get at the entrance)! You could probably spend a full...  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Small but really interesting, full of stuff to see, to touch or test. Can make test to be a spy. Awesome fun. Spent three hours and.didnt noticed
  • July 31, 2016
    Great stories about all kinds of international spies in different times. A bit too much reading, no audio guide. Only kids get to do the hands on stuff, sadly but all together pretty fun!
  • January 1, 2017
    Very interesting and great museum about spying xd lol kill me
  • September 14, 2016
    Great trip You can get have on with some kit Spent a good amount of time just wagering around reading up on bits
  • February 24, 2017
    A very funny museum which is worth to visit. It takes time to see all the displays and facilities.

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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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