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Imaginary Geography

Tampere Museums Vapriikki, Tampere

  • 9.6.2022–18.9.2022

Maps can be used to visualise far away, unknown areas. However, not all maps deal with the real world – they can also be made of imaginary places. Imaginary geography is an exhibition on maps made for Finnish games.


They are all imaginary in one way or another, as a map can take its viewer on an armchair trip to a multitude of locations – the nearby orienteering grounds or an entirely imaginary world.

The exhibition displays maps used in games over a period of 150 years. Historically, it has been a common practice to use a map of Finland of a specific locality as the basis for the game board. On the other hand, the game map may describe an entirely imaginary landscape or a locality that simply feels real enough to exist in real life. Furthermore, it is not only the game designers who draw maps – the players are also avid cartographers. Which imaginary world did you last visit through a map?

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Tampere Museums Vapriikki
Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere

03 565 66966

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Tampere Museums 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.

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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: 31.12. Closed: 6.12., 23.‒26.12.

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