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Museum Milavida

Museum Milavida is 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 twice a 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 leave the city after years filled with both success and sad losses. The enthralling exhibition combines impressive authentic objects and modern audiovisual technology.

Carry me –
100 years of handbags

Carry me imparts the centenary story of the handbag. If the bag was once simply a practical tool, today it can be used to communicate a lot about oneself. As society changes, so do handbags. A handbag is so much more than a mere fashion accessory.

Open in Museum Milavida between 21.2.–15.11.2020.

Guided tours

For more information, follow this link.


Museum Milavida is surrounded by a beautiful park.

Café Milavida

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


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