We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere 33100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 3 56566966
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Detailed history of letter delivery in Finland

This small postal museum is now one of several consolidated at Vapriikki. It has an interesting history of mail delivery in Finland since the earliest days. The stories of how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
TheCordrays
,
Alexandria, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 6: English reviews
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This small postal museum is now one of several consolidated at Vapriikki. It has an interesting history of mail delivery in Finland since the earliest days. The stories of how mail traveled in the earliest days will be interesting to most visitors, not just to heavyduty stamp collectors. But with an extensive exhibit of Finnish postage stamps, collectors will have... More 

Helpful?
Thank TheCordrays
London
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a recently restructured postal museum which moved to Tampere from Helsinki three years ago. This means that the layout and approach is new. What also makes this museum different from a lot of other postal museums is the way that it sets the history of postal services in their social, economic and in some cases, political, context. Of... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4RBS
Kouvola, Finland
Level Contributor
173 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

First this museum was located in Helsinki where it was closed in 2012. After that it was opened in Tampere in 2014. Now they have very nice collections here. You can see stamps (some very rare), old photos, old films, historical objects, scale models etc. here. They even have the first car of the Finnish postal service in the collection.... More 

Helpful?
Thank JariJK
Lahti, Finland
Level Contributor
309 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

The Postal Museum is one important part of Vapriikki Museum Centre located in the city of Tampere. The Museum is well organised with a very nice details as stampmaps. You can go easily there and spend some time folkloristiikan the history of mail related issues. Very nice indeed

Helpful?
Thank OPP_lahti
Tampere, Finland
Level Contributor
102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Excellent exhibiton, that covers the history of the postal services from the early beginning. Lots of interactive stands for kids and everything is translated in English, Swedish and Russian. Worth of visit in Vapriikki museum, as all other exhibitions as well. Free admission on Friday afternoons.

Helpful?
Thank Iksu
Helsinki
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

This cozy museum is no more in Helsinki center. It's unclear wether they will open again in another location T_T

Helpful?
1 Thank Neropatti

Travellers who viewed Postal Museum also viewed

Tampere, Pirkanmaa
 

Been to Postal Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Postal Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?