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An exhibition about Tove Jansson opens in the Moomin Museum on 20 April 2024

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is one of the most acclaimed Finnish artists of the 20th century. Jansson was a painter, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, comic strip artist and scenographer, but she is best known as the famed creator of the Moomin characters. The exhibition An Artist’s Life look backs at Jansson’s career and the biographical milestones and relationships that shaped her artistic journey.

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Moomin Museum recognized as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travellers’ Choice® Award Winner

The world’s only Moomin Museum has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice award winner for the Speciality Museums category. The award-winning destination consistently receives excellent reviews from travellers on the Tripadvisor platform. Winners are ranked among the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor worldwide.

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Moomin Museum’s programme during Manse Pride Week 13–17 June 2023

The Moomin Museum organizes events in honor of Manse Pride Week, both at the museum and at the Saturday celebration in Sorsapuisto Park. At the museum, selected excerpts from the letters Tove Jansson wrote to her friends and loved ones are read daily (in Finnish). In the Studio’s workshop, participants immerse themselves in floral vibes with a rainbow spirit. On Saturday, June 17th, the museum's Art Carts will set up a workshop in Sorsapuisto Park, among the Pride celebration crowd.

Moomin Museum's exhibition Tumpkin's Time features poems by Kirsi Kunnas together with original illustrations

Merry Tumpkin and his endearing friends are the stars of the Moomin Museum’s new temporary exhibition, Tumpkin’s Time. It is based on the beloved nursery rhymes authored by the Finnish poet Kirsi Kunnas (1924–2021), who transports the reader to magical worlds of play and imagination. Originally produced by the Päivälehti Museum, the Moomin Museum presents the exhibition in the author’s hometown, featuring delightful original illustrations.

A celebration of light and shadow – Join us in bidding farewell to midwinter at the Moomin Museum

In Tove Jansson’s book Moominland Midwinter, the creatures of forest light a giant bonfire to make the darkness go away and to welcome the sun back to the sky. As the creatures beat their drums and lose themselves in a wild frenzy of dance and revelry, their tufted, tailed and horned forms cast swaying, swirling shadows in the snow.

Make your own book in the Moomin Museum’s workshops

Is your head spinning with ideas, feelings, rhymes, wondrous adventures and memories? Are your fingers itching to capture and share your fleeting impressions? But how? The answer is easy! Make your own book!

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Selma Green appointed Museum Director of the Tampere Art Museum

Art historian Selma Green (M.A.) has been appointed Museum Director of the Tampere Art Museum and Moomin Museum. She will assume her duties as the new Museum Director on 1 January 2023.