The Lenin Museum is a unique institution in the post-Cold War world. Owned by the Finland Russia Society, the museum contains ... More
The Lenin Museum is a unique institution in the post-Cold War world. Owned by the Finland Russia Society, the museum contains two permanent displays, one of which describes and depicts Lenin's life and the other his strong association with Finland. The museum began operating in 1946, but its significance and functions have been changing ever since, as a result of the junctures in world politics. There is also a shop with books and souvenirs.
Intersting - if the Moomin Museum down the road is shut !
Most of the exhibits (and there aren't that many) are displayed in Finnish only which detracts a bit from the enjoyment. Still, it is interesting and I can't think of anything to compare it to in the UK. Lenin actually visited Tampere, when Finland was part of Russia.
I found it mildly amusing that the gift shop took credit cards - Lenin wouldn't have approved of that, for sure !
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