Guided tours

Guided tours available by booking

If you want to learn more or add fun to your visit, book a guided tour of the Moomin Museum. We offer a variety of tours for adults and kids themed around Tove Jansson’s life, the Moomin stories, the characters, and their warm, wise philosophy of life. Whether you want facts or laughs, you choose the style of your tour: informative, relaxing, or entertaining.

We now have guided tours also for Camilla Mickwitz’s exhibition.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Max 25 participants.
  • Price (excluding tailored tours): €70 weekdays, €80 weekends (VAT 0%)
  • Museum admission not included in the price

Bookings

Please book your guided tour at least one week in advance by contacting our sales team: sales@tampere-talo.fi or call +358 (0)3 243 4941.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least two weekdays in advance. The full fee is payable for later cancellations.

Tours

1. THE STORY OF THE MOOMIN BOOKS
Guided tour for teens and adults

We take an in-depth look at Tove Jansson’s twelve Moomin books and share interesting facts about her life and career as a writer and illustrator.

Combining literary and artistic analysis, we highlight intriguing details about the illustrations, share stories about the making of the tableaux, and interpret excerpts from the books. The tour paints a portrait of Tove Jansson as a gifted, insightful, and warm-hearted artist. Go deeper into the same theme by taking part in one of our workshops!

2. PEACE OF MIND WITH THE MOOMINS
Looking for a different kind of museum experience?

There’s great wisdom to be found in Tove Jansson’s books. A calming journey into the Moomin world offers a relaxing break from the busy pace of daily life, reminding us of the importance of mindfulness.

There are many relatable characters in the Moomin books. How did Moomintroll cope with the scary experience of waking up all alone in the middle of a cold, dark winter? What did Moominmamma discover during her lonely time at the lighthouse? How do the characters in November in Moominvalley find meaning in the midst of challenges? Find peace of mind by lying down on a mattress and listening to the wisdom of the Moomins and Tove’s secrets to a good life. No special preparation is required. The tour is suitable for visitors of all ages.

  • Duration: 90 min
  • Price: €160 weekdays, €180 weekends

Go deeper into the same theme by taking part in our Happy Place workshop!

3. HEMULENS AND FILLYJONKS
Fun tours for office get-togethers and other groups

The Moomin books are packed with recognizable character types, just like workplaces and other groups of acquaintances. Everyone has their own distinct personality traits and ways of reacting to situations.
Join us for a bit of fun by getting to know the Moomins. Do you have a colleague who loves rules and spreadsheets just like Hemulen? Or a workmate who is sensitive but friendly, just like Moomintroll? Do you know someone resourceful like Moominmamma, the rock everyone relies on when the going gets tough? There’s bound to be someone in your group who’s always eager to start a new (hair-brained) scheme like Moominpappa! After the tour, you might even recognize your own Moomin alter-ego!

  • Duration: 45 min
  • Price: €80 weekdays, €90 weekends

4. TOVE, LIFE AND ART
For all fans of Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is one of Finland’s most beloved artists. She lived a rich, colourful life filled with art, affection, and creative accomplishment.

Although Tove is best known as the creator of the Moomins, the endearing trolls are only a small fragment of her creative legacy. This intimate tour tells the story of a gifted, uncompromising artist for whom the sea and islands were an enduring source of inspiration.

5. ADVENTURE WITH THE MOOMINS
Guided tour for kids

Where is Moominmamma? Is Snufkin asleep in his tent? How big is the comet hanging from the museum’s ceiling? This activity-packed tour takes kids on a fun adventure exploring the treasures of the Moomin Museum.
Meet familiar characters, make new friends, explore, and discover fun surprises!

6. Joy everyday: travels with Mickwitz
Guided tour for adults

The Moomin Museum has opened an exhibition featuring the work of Camilla Mickwitz (1937-1989). Joy everyday presents a delightful selection of Mickwitz’s original colour-drenched illustrations, introducing beloved characters such as Jason, Emilia and Mimosa the Little Witch.

The tour takes a close-up look at the illustrations in the exhibition and the themes of Camilla Mickwitz´s books, which feature galloping narratives reminding readers of the simple pleasures that bring joy to our daily lives. Her lively, energetic style and funny proportions reflect how the world is experienced from a child’s perspective.

7. A joyful trip to the world of Mickwitz
Guided tour for children

The exhibition featuring the work of Camilla Mickwitzin is a fun, colourful journey that visitors of all ages can enjoy.

Our whirlwind tour of Mickwitz’s colorful art introduces her beloved stories and characters, including Jason, Emilia, Emilia and Mimosa the Little Witch. We also take a closer look at the familiar elements of the famous Pikku Kakkonen logo, which is loved by many generations of Finnish TV viewers. During our experiential tour, we study Mickwitz’s rich treatment of colour and form, hear about her funny characters and their exaggerated proportions, learn to cast spells, and hunt for hidden cats. Mickwitz’s stories invite us to play, have fun and enjoy daily life, complete with the surprises it brings.