Vapriikki Museum Centre

The Vapriikki Museum Centre (Finnish: Museokeskus Vapriikki) is a cluster of museums operating in the old factory premises of Tampella, in Tampere, Finland. The name Vapriikki derives from the Swedish word fabrik, meaning factory.[2]

Vapriikki Museum Centre
Museokeskus Vapriikki
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Established1996
LocationTampella, Tampere, Finland
Coordinates61°30′11″N 23°45′38″E / 61.5030°N 23.7605°E / 61.5030; 23.7605Coordinates: 61°30′11″N 23°45′38″E / 61.5030°N 23.7605°E / 61.5030; 23.7605
Visitorsc. 170,000 (2019)[1]
OwnerCity of Tampere
Websitevapriikki.fi/en/

OverviewEdit

The facility was first opened to the public in 1996,[3] and the centre was completed in 2000.[4]

In 2019, the centre was visited by over 170,000 visitors.[1]

Of the total floor area of 14,000 square metres (150,000 sq ft), approximately half is available for exhibitions and other public use.[4]

In 2017, Vapriikki Museum Centre was chosen as the "Museum of the Century" in a public vote to mark the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence.[3]

MuseumsEdit

Museums based in the centre include:[4][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vapriikilla huikea näyttelyvuosi – Kävijätavoite täyttyi" (in Finnish). Tamperelainen. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ Louhenjoki-Schulman, Pirkko-Liisa (2003). Suomen kulttuurinähtävyydet. Otava. p. 145. ISBN 951-1-12979-1.
  3. ^ a b c "Sibelius, Sinuhe egyptiläinen, Aki Kaurismäki... – Listasimme kaikki Vuosisadan Kulttuurigaalassa palkitut" (in Finnish). Yle. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Museum Centre". Vapriikki.fi. Retrieved 19 October 2020.

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