Admission with Museum Card

Once Upon a Time, a Story of the Origin of Fairy Tales

Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere

  • 28.4.2023–10.3.2024

Welcome to a fairytale forest! Once Upon a Time, a Story of the Origin of Fairy Tales, opening at Vapriikki in April, is an exhibition about fairy tales, heroes and heroines.


It features both familiar and less familiar fairy tales from Europe and beyond, taking visitors across the seven lands and the seven seas.

The magical forest in the exhibition space leads visitors into a world of tales full of adventure, wonder, and trials and tribulations. Visitors follow the paths of a hero. The adventures take the traveller to different times and places, introducing them to the universal laws of storytelling. At the same time, the fairy tales share their hidden meanings and lessons.

The exhibition is an experience. Recognising familiar fairy tale characters brings joy to both adult visitors and young listeners. The exhibition takes a deep dive into the origins of fairy tales and explains how stories were told in the old days, what lies beneath the symbolism of fairy tales, and how fairy tales have changed over time.

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Museum contact details

Museum Centre Vapriikki
Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere

03 565 66966

Museum website

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Museum Centre Vapriikki, Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Perjantaisin klo 15-18 ilmainen sisnpsy. Museokortilla vapaa psy kaikkiin nyttelyihin.

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-6pm. Closing at 4 pm: 5.12., 22.12., 31.12. Closed: 6.12., 23.-26.12.

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