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Tampere in Flames

Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere

  • 1.10.2021–31.12.2022

The Tampere in Flames exhibition brings to life the story of fires and fire prevention.


Tampere has had various fire prevention measures in place over the years, but fires have still managed to get out of control in buildings and factories, causing destruction and suffering. Disasters caused by fires have also drawn attention to shortcomings in fire safety. The Tampere in Flames exhibition introduces visitors to five famous fires and reflects on the ways in which they have changed the lives of the citys residents.

One of the fires featured in the exhibition is that of the Imatra cinema in 1927. The fire started when ten film reels caught fire in the cinemas projection room. The tragic fire shocked the residents of Tampere but also resulted in improvements in the fire safety of cinemas.

The exhibition displays the history of fire prevention in Tampere through a look at the early days of fire brigades. Volunteer fire brigades involved their local communities in their operations, drawing people in by the entertainment, culture and education they provided in addition to the fire prevention itself.

In todays society, fire prevention is taken care of in many ways. Fire safety in buildings is taken into account in structures and materials, workplaces have fire drills and children are taught about the safe handling of fire. As the exhibitions cooperation partner, the Tampere Region Rescue Department lets visitors take a peek at the everyday life of fire brigades in todays cities. In a fictional emergency, you will get to follow firefighters on their way from the fire station to the new Luminary apartment block.

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Museum contact details

Museum Centre Vapriikki
Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere

03 565 66966

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

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Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Open tue-sun 10am-18pm. Open until 4pm: 22.12. and 31.12. Closed: 6.12., 23.-26.12.