Rupriikki Media Museum

The Rupriikki Media Museum is a history museum devoted to mass communication. It is located in the Vapriikki Museum Centre, in Tampere, Finland.[2] Rupriikki showcases media history. Collections include cellular phones, radios, telephones, computers, and press materials.[3]

Rupriikki Media Museum
Rupriikki Media Museum at the Finlayson Area, Tampere, 3.jpg
Exhibition at the museum
LocationVapriikki Museum Centre, Tampere, Finland
Coordinates61°30′07″N 23°45′35″E / 61.501944°N 23.759722°E / 61.501944; 23.759722
TypeMedia history museum
Visitors~25 900 (2012)[1]
CuratorOuti Penninkangas


The museum was created in 2001 when the City of Tampere, the University of Tampere, telephone company Elisa and newspaper Aamulehti partnered together. The museum opened in 2003.[4]


The museum has a permanent exhibition about the history of mass communication.[5] It is broken up into thematic sections. The exhibition "Messages from Pirkanmaa" focuses on the development of mass communication, including newspapers, radio, television, and digital games. "Networked Humanity" is a story of networking and its evolution throughout time. "The Gaming Man" is an exhibition on the long history of games and playing.

Moreover, Rupriikki's new exhibition approaches media phenomena through devices that visitors can try out or play with.

In the past, Rupriikki also had rotating exhibitions. They had an exhibition about Commodore computers in 2006. The exhibition featured ten working Commodores which visitors could play. The museum also had an exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the MindTrek [fi] conference.[4]


At the time of the museum's opening, the majority of the IT objects were donated by the local computer club.[4]


  1. ^ "Finnish Museum Statistics 2012" (PDF) (in Finnish). National Board of Antiquities. p. 42. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ Rupriikki Media Museum in Tampere, Finland - Lonely Planet
  3. ^ Christopher H. Sterling (25 September 2009). Encyclopedia of Journalism. SAGE Publications. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7619-2957-4. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b c John Impagliazzo; Timo Järvi; Petri Paju (23 October 2009). History of Nordic Computing 2: Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference, HiNC 2, Turku, Finland, August 21-23, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Springer. pp. 305–306. ISBN 978-3-642-03756-6. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  5. ^ - Rupriikki Media Museum

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Coordinates: 61°30′7″N 23°45′35″E / 61.50194°N 23.75972°E / 61.50194; 23.75972