The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas


The rich history of the Finland’s textile industry can be experienced at the Textile Industry Museum, which is located in the old Finlayson factory. For decades, the heart of the Finnish textile industry – Finland’s Manchester – was located on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapid.

Visitors can experience the atmosphere of a real factory workshop. It is possible to see the “Cotton gin” batting machine built by James Finlayson and to listen to the rumble of a working linen factory. What kind of machines filled the Plevna weaving hall? What kind of machines were used to seam nylon stockings?


Väinö Linnan aukio 8
Tampere 33210 FI
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