Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley is devoted to original works of Tove Jansson. Museum’s unique collections comprise around 2000 works and an essential part of the museum are Tove Jansson’s original illustrations. Some of them are even so delicate that they are shown in a special black room with dimmed lightning. And – some rare works can only be seen in the Moominvalley museum!
The collection includes also three-dimensional tableaus built by Tove’s companion Tuulikki Pietilä. Jansson donated the tableaus to the City of Tampere in 1986. The center of attention in the Moominvalley is a five-storey Moominhouse built by Tuulikki Pietilä, Pentti Eistola and Tove Jansson.
Moomins will move to Tampere Hall
Moominvalley, now located on the ground floor of Tampere Art Museum, will move to Tampere Hall in May 2017. The new Moominvalley will get approximately three times more space compared to the current premises. Also the museum’s Moomin Shop will be located in a large separate room in Tampere Hall’s main entrance lobby, which will be renovated as well. Moominvalley at Tampere Art Museum will close in the end of October 2016 and the collection will be conservated and moved to the new premises. Tove Jansson’s unique collection will be presented in a modern, experiential and multisensory way in the new Moominvalley.
Until the end of October 2016 the Moominvalley is located on the ground floor at the Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34.
The museum is normally open
Tue – Fri 9 am to 5 pm
Sat – Sun 10 am to 6 pm
Note that the Moominvalley museum is closed 10th-17th August 2015 due to service works. If you are not able to visit the museum, take a look at the virtual exhibition here!