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Tampere Museums Vapriikki, Tampere

  • 1.11.2019–10.1.2021

Vapriikki's popular exhibition introduces the bustling life in Ostia, the ancient port city of Rome.


Museum guests will walk the streets and alleys of Ostia, where the riverboats to Rome are loaded, and where the locals trade, worship their gods, visit the spa, and spend time at the tavern.

On display are objects relating to the city and everyday life within it: statues, amphorae, money, gaming chips, toys, jewelry, objects associated with beauty care, school, and slavery. Younger visitors can take part in the hunt for Fortunas lost treasure chest. Where has it been hidden?

During its heyday in the 100s and 200s, Ostia was a lively trade and seafaring center with about 50,000 inhabitants. Grain and wine traveled to Rome through Ostia, along with new ideas. Dozens of different nationalities, who practiced about 20 different religions, lived in Ostia. However, the multicultural and multi-religious population seems to have lived in a peaceful coexistence.

The exhibition, featuring the latest research results from ancient Ostia, is the result of longstanding international collaboration. It has been produced in a close cooperation with a project funded by the Academy of Finland: Segregated or Integrated? Living and dying in the harbour city of Ostia 300 BCE700 CE; The Finnish Institute in Rome; and the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica researchers. Objects are on loan mainly from Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Other lenders include Museo della Civilt Romana and Museo Nazionale Romanum (Palazzo Massimo).

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Museum contact details

Tampere Museums Vapriikki
Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere

03 565 66966

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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

kteinen, yleisimmt pankki- ja luottokortit.

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 10-18 Closed: 19.-21.6., 6.12., 21.-27.12. Open 10-16: 9.4., 30.4., 18.6., 5.12., 31.12.

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