We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

Open Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
Review Highlights
Interesting museum

Free museum, lots of interesting information, both on the permanent exhibition, but also on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
Outstanding Museum!

This museum actually covers two aspects of labor-the daily lives of employees at the Finlayson... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
High Point, NC
via mobile
Read all 53 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steam engine”(9 reviews)
“civil war”(4 reviews)
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is based in the historical Finlayson cotton mill area in the heart of Tampere. At Werstas you can visit the Labour Museum's exhibitions, Textile Industry Museum and Steam Engine Museum, free admission.
Open Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
See all hours
Vaino Linnan Aukio 8, Tampere 33210, Finland
+358 10 4209220
Reviews (53)
Filter reviews
31 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steam engine free admission civil war temporary exhibition worth a visit cooperative labor industries movement economy factories insight independence history finlayson exhibits life
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free museum, lots of interesting information, both on the permanent exhibition, but also on the temporary exhibitions. 2 to 3h for a complete visit.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This museum actually covers two aspects of labor-the daily lives of employees at the Finlayson factories, and the history of labor in general in Finland, and how labor organizations impacted govt policy. There’s a ton of content and interactive exhibits packed into the space, but...More

Thank marftrip
Reviewed 8 August 2018

OK museum because it's free, I will never pay for it, but because it's free It pretty good! But you can donate to the museum if you want. Would recommend!

Thank LenniL15
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas offers an interesting account of the history of Finland from the perspective of the ordinary, working class Finns. Lots to see and think about!

Thank Jo1965
Reviewed 16 July 2018

National history of working class living from past to today. Focus on early ages of independence and Civil War. Also shortly about time WW2. After war age. Included exhibition of steam engine, folk artist. Free admission. English, Swedish, Finnish.

Thank Seagull4free
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I hope I would have visited this museum earlier... I found it very interesting, and I think every Finn should visit this place - but of course it’s valuabe for foreigns too.

Thank M5322KPannel
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I preconceived this museum to be boring. Since we had nothing else to do, we decided to visit this place to kill time on a Sunday morning. But this place was anything but boring. Very informative about history of Finnish working force, their working conditions,...More

Thank vasavapr
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great little museum - free entry and a varied range of intelligently curated exhibitions covering aspects of working class culture and workers' history in Finland. The steam engine is enormous and worth going to have a look at. Some of the displays are quite quirky...More

Thank MajorVoid
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Housed in a building from the former Finlayson plant, this museum tells the story of the Finnish Cooperative movement. Exhibits are up to date

Thank Roving_Correspondent
Reviewed 25 May 2017

One of the good activities to do in Tampere are the museums of the city's industrial past. One of the museums is Verstas and the next museum is on the opposite side of the Tammerkoski Foss. The museums are located in an old red brick...More

Thank Antti M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 nearby hotels
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer
239 reviews
.30 km away
Cumulus Pinja
27 reviews
.43 km away
Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto
88 reviews
.44 km away
Forenom Aparthotel Tampere City
5 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 518 nearby restaurants
Panimoravintola Plevna
605 reviews
.11 km away
Ravintola Tampella
109 reviews
.18 km away
Trattoria Tammerin Puisto
103 reviews
.30 km away
Tallipihan Kahvila-Cafe
41 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 171 nearby attractions
Vapriikin Museokeskus
300 reviews
.16 km away
Spy Museum
150 reviews
.10 km away
Finlayson Church
34 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines