History of the museum

The world’s only Moomin Museum is an experiential art museum for Moomin fans and art lovers of all ages. It presents a rare collection of Moomin art donated to Tampere Art Museum in 1986 by Tove Jansson. The collection was formerly part of Tampere Art Museum’s Moominvalley exhibit from 1987 to 2016 in the ground floor of the Metso Tampere City Library. In 2013, an abridged version was placed on display on the lower ground floor of Tampere Art Museum.

New premises were built for the museum at Tampere Hall in 2017. The Moomin Museum celebrated inaugural opening on June 17, 2017.

When you arrive at the Moomin Museum, you enter the magical world of Tove Jansson’s books. Relive every chapter from the great flood and the floating theatre to the puzzle of the lighthouse and the mysterious disappearance of the Moomin family one misty November. The Moomin Museum brings to life the warmth, wisdom, humour, thrills and spills of Jansson’s books and illustrations, which continue to delight new Moomin fans all over the world.

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Read more about the collection.

Photo on top: Inaugural opening, from left to right: Taina Myllyharju (director of Moomin Museum), Sophia Jansson (Artistic director of Moomin Characters Ltd) and Anna-Kaisa Ikonen (Mayor of Tampere).