Where did the ancestors of the Moomins live? What was Moominpappa’s stormy youth like? What do Hattifatteners do during a thunderstorm? These and many other secrets are revealed in What Happens Next?.
The Moomin Museum’s first permanent exhibition retells the entire story of the Moomins, starting from the Great Flood and the mad midsummer’s floating theatre to the puzzle of the lighthouse and the mysterious disappearance of the Moomins one grey November day.
The museum’s first temporary exhibition traces the path of Jansson’s creative development as a Moomin illustrator and the visual evolution of the Moomin characters over the passing years. The exhibition is open until 25th May 2018.
The Night of the Museums takes place in Tampere on Saturday, 19th May at 6-12pm. The event includes plenty of exhibitions and other programme for visitors of all ages, who will also be served by many museum cafés, restaurants and food stalls, and museum shops. With one ticket, you can spend the evening going from one museum to the next, for example, on the Night of the Museums buses.
The 10 € wristband pass grants entrance to all Night of the Museums venues and events, along with dedicated Night of the Museums buses. A group ticket costs €25 (max. 5 persons/group), and children under 7 years enter free of charge. The Night of the Museum route is served by two buses. Also, visitors to the Moomin Museum can take buses 6, 9, 15, 40A ja 40B by showing their wristband pass ‒ the bus fare is included in the price of the wristband.
The shop is open to museum guests and all visitors at Tampere Hall. The range includes exciting Moomin souvenirs, design and music, books written and illustrated by Tove Jansson, Tampere souvenirs, and classic Finnish design brands.
You will additionally find hand-made crafts by Finnish designers as well as music by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, which is also based at Tampere Hall. Here you can buy Moomin postcards and stamps and have your letters stamped with a special Moomin postmark.
‘Well, it’ll be another nice long day tomorrow,’ said Moominmamma. ‘And it’s all yours from beginning to end. Now isn’t that a lovely thought!’
Take a seat and enjoy a quiet moment with one of Jansson’s books in the Moomin Museum Reading Room. In our Reading Room you will find Moomin books in over 20 languages, along with other books by and about Jansson. The collection features historical rarities and fresh copies of every new Moomin edition.