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Museum Milavida

Museum Milavida is a unique museum in Tampere. Its main exhibition sheds light on the life of the Nottbecks, a truly cosmopolitan family who lived in Tampere. The museum also houses a fashion or design exhibition that changes every year. One ticket grants access to both exhibitions.

The Nottbecks – Cosmopolitans of Tampere

The exhibition presents the glamorous and international lifestyle of the Nottbeck family, the owners of Finlayson cotton mill. The Nottbecks lived in Tampere from the 1830s until the early 20th century, when the last members of the family left the city after years filled with both success and sad losses. The enthralling exhibition combines impressive authentic objects and modern audiovisual technology. Read more.

Bridal Bliss
March 31st 2023-March 3rd 2024

A new exhibition, Bridal Bliss, will fill Museum Milavida with joyous wedding celebration. Bridal Bliss exhibition journeys into the history of wedding customs. The bride is, of course, the exhibition’s main character. The exhibition’s many artifacts and photographs have all been compiled from the collections of Tampere’s historical museums. Read more.

Guided tours

For more information, follow this link.


Museum Milavida is surrounded by a beautiful park.

Café Milavida

The museum café, Cafe Milavida, offers visitors tasty salads and both sweet and savoury pies and pastries.

Museum shop

Here you will also find gifts and souvenirs to remember your museum visit by!