Welcome to Vapriikki

Over ten exhibitions, restaurant and museum shop - Vapriikki is a museum that offers a complete service

Museum

Vapriikki is a museum centre that offers things to see and do for the whole family. We host about a dozen exhibitions each year, with varied themes, including history, technology, and natural sciences

Restaurant and museum shop

Our visitors are served by museum restaurant Valssi and the Vapriikki museum shop, which offers a wide selection of books, gifts, and souvenirs.

Tue–sun 10–18

Closed
1.5. (restaurant and Forbidden City -exhibition open 12-16), 23.-25.6., 6.12. and 23.-26.12.

Open 10–16
13.4., 30.4., 22.6. and 31.12.

The museum shop and Valssi, the museum cafe and restaurant, are open to the public during the opening hours of the museum.

Adults 12€

Adults

Children 6€

Children (7–17 years) and students

28€ family ticket

2 adults ja 1-4 children

Pensioners, the unemployed and member of groups 10€/person

Pensioners, the unemployed member of groups (min. 10 persons).

Guided tours

Reserved tours available for groups (max. 30 persons per guide). The fee is 70€ + entry fees during weekdays, 80€ + entry fees during weekends. Tour reservations from the museum, Tel. +358 3 5656 66966

Free of charge

Children under 7 years.

Free entrance on Fridays 3pm-6pm. The Forbidden City and Treasures from Queen Elizabeth II’s stamp collection exhibitions not included.

Driving instructions from the centre of Tampere (Satakunnankatu)

Turn from Satakunnankatu at Hotel Tammer towards Tampella, the name of the street is Lapintie.
Drive along Lapintie until you get to a shop called Siwa, and turn left to Juhlatalonkatu.
Continue along Juhlatalonkatu until you arrive at the square at the end of Tampellan esplanadi.
Take a left at the end of the street, followed by a right to Verstaankatu.
Turn left from Verstaankatu at M-Market to Turpiininkatu.
At the end of Turpiininkatu, turn left to Alaverstaanraitti. Museum Centre Vapriikki and its parking lot are on your right.

Driving instructions from Kekkosentie, trunk road 12 (coming from Vaasa or Helsinki)

From Verstaankatu, turn left at M-Market to Turpiininkatu.
At the end of Turpiininkatu, turn left to Alaverstaanraitti. Museum Centre Vapriikki and its parking lot are on your right.

During the construction works of Rantatie please refer to the map attached here.

Access for people with a disability

Accessibility of exhibition spaces

Threshold heights of no more than 2.5 cm
Ramp with a gentle incline
Door and walkway width of at least 85 cm
Wheelchair lift
Availability of a wheelchair for visitor use
Availability of a pushchair for visitor use

Wheelchair-accessible toilet

Door width of at least 80 cm
1.5 m of room for turning
At least 80 cm of space next to the toilet seat

Easy access to exhibition spaces

There are parking spaces close to the museum entrance with stair-free access to Vapriikki. The museum has one separate parking space for those with disabilities.

Induction loop

An induction loop is available for users of hearing aids at the information desk. The sound is clear and of a suitable volume, with no interference between the speaker and the listener.

Tours for special groups

We offer tours in plain language for groups. A wireless sound system can be booked for the group upon request.

Advice for your museum visit

  1. Do not touch the artefacts or showcases unless this is specifically permitted.
  2. Photography is allowed in the exhibition area, but do not use a flash.
  3. Do not take food or drink into the exhibition area. You can leave your snacks and bottles in a locker for the duration of your visit.
  4. Free parking is available for visitors outside Vapriikki. You need a parking permit, which can be collected from the museum’s information desk.
  5. Vapriikki is accessible to wheelchair-users. Also, a pushchair and a wheelchair can be borrowed from the information desk for the duration of your visit.
  6. An unguarded area for storage of outdoor clothes and free-of-charge lockers are available for visitors’ use. You can collect a locker token from the information desk. Leave all backpacks, umbrellas, and luggage in the clothes storage area or a locker.
  7. Museum orienteering exercises focusing on the various exhibitions and suitable for children and those young at heart are available at the information desk (though not for groups). Use a writing pad, which can be borrowed from the information desk or in the exhibition area, to mark your answers.
  8. Children under seven years of age must be attended by their parents or guardians throughout their museum visit.
  9. The Tampere 1918 exhibition is not recommended for under-13-year-olds.
  10. Text accompanying all permanent Vapriikki exhibitions is available in both Finnish and English. Additional materials in English and Russian are available from the information desk.
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