Finlayson Area Tampere

Image by Tiia Välkki

Finlayson Area – Feel the history of innovation

Have you ever heard of Finlayson? Finlayson was founded in 1820 and started out by making machines for the textile industry, but after a few years, they started to make textiles themselves due to the poor sales of the machines. Finlayson is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, so let’s see what they come up with to celebrate the anniversary.

Why am I explaining what Finlayson is when the title is Finlayson area? This area was originally a Finlayson factory site. It is inspiring to walk around this area and sense the history. The area has been honored in many ways and the remains of factories can be seen in Vapriikki’s lobby, for example.

Although the area is relatively small, there are plenty of creative companies, a movie theater, shops, arcade games, museums, and numerous restaurants. So you can easily spend all day there if needed!

Task: Can you find a strangely lonely door on a high wall while walking in the alleys? It is the door to emptiness…

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Finlaysoninkatu, Tampere

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Cup of coffee: € 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)