The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, is based in the historical Finlayson cotton mill area right in the heart of Tampere. 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 is located in the Finlayson area in the heart of Tampere. The museum has an exhibition area of some 2,000 square metres and the museum occupies about 5,000 square metres in all, which makes Werstas the second biggest museum centre in Tampere.
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas has been nominated as a national special museum of social history and working life. A national perspective is key to all the museum’s operations. The museum actively co-operates with labour heritage organisations around the world and is a member of IALHI and Worklab, among others.
The museum was founded in 1993 and has been based at the current premises since 2001. The museum is maintained by a designated association with member organisations representing a wide range of Finnish civil society partners: the trade union movement, the co-operative movement, the labour movement and the field of labour heritage.
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