SHARE YOUR LOVE OF THE MOOMINS!

Our big photo contest has ended and we received over 1600 wonderful photos. Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you!

After a difficult evaluation, the jury eventually selected Steffi La from Leipzig as the winner!
Steffi La will be awarded a four-day trip for two to Moomin Museum in Tampere. Read more at News!

We also had the difficult task of choosing 160 lovely images to our photo exhibition at Tampere Hall. We will tell you all about it soon!

But love of the Moomins doesn’t end here. Remember to tag your images on Instagram with the hashtag #moominmuseum and share them also with us on Facebook.

Today I made a very quick visit to Finlandia 2017 and this is what I bought. I got the new Moomin stamps and those beautiful older stamps. I didn't have cash so I couldn't buy more postcards 😢 Maybe tomorrow again. #finlandia2017 #postcrossing #tamperetalo #moominmuseum #philately #stamps #postcards #posti #postcrossingyhdistys
New Moomin mug! We've just got the limited edition Moomin art mug in, the first mug designed by Finnish company Arabia to use Tove Jansson's original aquarelle paintings! This mug was made in celebration of the opening of the first Moomin Museum in 2017. Have a look at our story today for a full 360 degree view of the mug 😃 P.S. That card in the background is also from one of Tove Jansson's aquarelle paintings and is also available in the shop. 😊 #moominmug #moomins
#moomin stamps #Repost @moominmuseum (@get_repost) ・・・ We work night and day 4 - only 22 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum June 17th! Behind the scenes graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi go through hundreds of Moomin illustrations to design the new Moomin stamps, which Posti released yesterday to celebrate the opening of the museum. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #postimerkki #posti #stamp #moominstamp #post #opening #openingday #countdown #lähtölaskenta #avajaiset #graphicdesign #graphicartist #graafinensuunnittelu @postigroup @finlandia2017 #finlandia2017
We work night and day 4 - only 22 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum June 17th! Behind the scenes graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi go through hundreds of Moomin illustrations to design the new Moomin stamps, which Posti released yesterday to celebrate the opening of the museum. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #postimerkki #posti #stamp #moominstamp #post #opening #openingday #countdown #lähtölaskenta #avajaiset #graphicdesign #graphicartist #graafinensuunnittelu
Who you gonna call? #moominbusters! #👻 . I know, no one would ever want to do this, Moomins are friendly creatures in no need for busting... 😆 still, I thought it was a fun edit of a classic image, hope you like it. I added an extra finger and the tail, of course... 😊 . #ghostbusters #myown #autodesk #sketchbookpro #drawing #moominaddict #moominart #moomin #moomintroll #moominmania #moominobsession #moominpappa #moominmamma #snorkmaiden #snorkfröken #littlemy #lillamy #ancestor #förfadern #snufkin #snusmumriken #stinky #groke #mårran #moominmuseum
#Repost @moominmuseum (@get_repost) ・・・ The new Moomin stamps are here! To celebrate the opening of our new Moomin Museum Posti has published new Moomin stamps today! In the Moomins' time travel booklet there're Moomins from various decades to depict the development of the characters. It is designed by the graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi. In case you're interested in getting the first day cover you should hurry in the Finlandia 2017, the international Exhibition on Stamp Collecting at Tampere Hall! Only 23 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum! @postigroup @finlandia2017 @postimuseo #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumi #muumimuseo #postimerkki #stamp #moominstamp #countdown #openingday #opening #lähtölaskenta #finlandia2017 #posti #firstdaycover #ensipäiväkuori
The new Moomin stamps are here! To celebrate the opening of our new Moomin Museum Posti has published new Moomin stamps today! In the Moomins' time travel booklet there're Moomins from various decades to depict the development of the characters. It is designed by the graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi. In case you're interested in getting the first day cover you should hurry in the Finlandia 2017, the international Exhibition on Stamp Collecting at Tampere Hall! Only 23 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum! @postigroup @finlandia2017 @postimuseo #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumi #muumimuseo #postimerkki #stamp #moominstamp #countdown #openingday #opening #lähtölaskenta #finlandia2017 #posti
regram @moominofficial To celebrate the new @moominmuseum in Finland, @postigroup has released new Moomin stamps today! 😍✨ Take part in our competition on our Moomin Facebook to win beautiful prizes! ☀💌 #Moomin #ToveJansson #MoominStamps #MoominAroundTheWorld #MoominMuseum
なかなか良い感じ❣️思わす見入ってしまいます。😃 これも独立100周年に絡んででしょうか?6月17日フィンランドタンペレ市にオープン予定のムーミン美術館とARABIA社のコラボレーションマグが明後日26日に発売になります。今回は1950年トーベ ヤンソンが描いた原画をそのまま採用。ガシュ画(水彩画)の原画を配置換えなどの再デザインをせず、通常のムーミンマグの10色程度の色使いに対して今回は27色。ガッシュ画である原画をとても繊細にマグに表現してます。もちろんベースはカイ フランクティーマ。お馴染みの口触りの良さ。オーブン、電子レンジ、食洗機使用可です。 https://youtu.be/7D4pZDevhUM #さめた目 #商品科学 #癒しの空間 #ナチュラルインテリア #体感メディア #北欧インテリア #フィンランドデザイン #ムーミン #仙台 #仙台家具の大丸 #仙台インテリアショップ #本質 #アラビア #humanmedia #essence #sendai #sendaidaimaru #essence #finland #moomin #arabia #moominmuseum
なかなか良い感じ❣️思わす見入ってしまいます。😃 これも独立100周年に絡んででしょうか?6月17日フィンランドタンペレ市にオープン予定のムーミン美術館とARABIA社のコラボレーションマグが明後日26日に発売になります。今回は1950年トーベ ヤンソンが描いた原画をそのまま採用。ガシュ画(水彩画)の原画を配置換えなどの再デザインをせず、通常のムーミンマグの10色程度の色使いに対して今回は27色。ガッシュ画である原画をとても繊細にマグに表現してます。もちろんベースはカイ フランクティーマ。お馴染みの口触りの良さ。オーブン、電子レンジ、食洗機使用可です。#さめた目 #商品科学 #癒しの空間 #ナチュラルインテリア #体感メディア #北欧インテリア #フィンランドデザイン #ムーミン #仙台 #仙台家具の大丸 #仙台インテリアショップ #本質 #アラビア #humanmedia #essence #sendai #sendaidaimaru #essence #finland #moomin #arabia #moominmuseum
To celebrate the new @moominmuseum in Finland, @postigroup has released new Moomin stamps today! 😍✨ Take part in our competition on our Moomin Facebook to win beautiful prizes! ☀💌 #Moomin #ToveJansson #MoominStamps #MoominAroundTheWorld #MoominMuseum
Brand new Moominvalley mug. Picture comes from Tove Jansson's aquarelle painted for the French book cover of "Finn Family Moomintroll" (Moumine le Troll). This is the 82nd Moomin mug by Arabia. It is a special mug celebrating Moomin Museum which will be opened next month in Tampere, Finland. #tovejansson #muumi #muumit #Moomin #muumimuki #Moominmug #arabiafinland #taikurinhattu #finnfamilymoomintroll #moumine #moumineletroll #muumimuseo #muminmuseet #moominmuseum #tampere #Finland #childrensliterature #childrensculture #lastenkulttuuri #illustration #kuvitus
Bild från en bättre dag. Då en var gladare. 😊
Vuonna 2017 avautuu uusi, maailman ainoa Muumimuseo. Muumimuseota juhlistaaksemme on tehty ensimmäinen Arabian erikoismuki, taidonnäyte, jossa kuvituksena Toven akvarellityö. Kanta-asiakaskortilla 23,90 (29,90). #muumi #arabia #arabiafinland #tovejansson #moomin #kukka #kirja #carlsonjoensuu #muki #tuhtijaviuhti #muumipeikko #niiskuneiti #muumipappa #muumimamma #akvarellityö #taidonnäyte #erikoismuki #muumimuseo #uusimuki #pakkosaada
Pitäisköhän tämä uusi muumimuki museoida hyllyyn 😉 🤔 😊 kun se on tämän vuoden erikoismuki? #muumimuki #muumimuseo #erikoismuumimuki #muumimuki2017 #moomin #moominmug
Inte den lugnaste måltiden man haft när gaffeln plötsligt gick av och en typ 4 cm lång geting upptäcktes på golvet. Turligt nog var den smart. Promenerade runt i lugn takt tills jag öppnade balkongdörren och den nådde mattan där. Då flög den för första gången, ut!
#kultakeramiikka #kelomuki #muumimuki #muumimuseo Saa nähdä kummasta tulee uus lemppari; Putaan Kelosta vai thaimaan muumista?
Lämmin tai kuuma kevätsää tuli kertarytinällä ja #muumilaakso tupsahti lämpimmän tuulen mukana kahvipöydälle. Taustakuvana toimii #dermosil kuvaston takasivu 😄 #muumimuki #muumimuseo #tovejansson #tovenakvarellityö #erikoismuki #arabianerikoismuki
Today I made a very quick visit to Finlandia 2017 and this is what I bought. I got the new Moomin stamps and those beautiful older stamps. I didn't have cash so I couldn't buy more postcards 😢 Maybe tomorrow again. #finlandia2017 #postcrossing #tamperetalo #moominmuseum #philately #stamps #postcards #posti #postcrossingyhdistys
New Moomin mug! We've just got the limited edition Moomin art mug in, the first mug designed by Finnish company Arabia to use Tove Jansson's original aquarelle paintings! This mug was made in celebration of the opening of the first Moomin Museum in 2017. Have a look at our story today for a full 360 degree view of the mug 😃 P.S. That card in the background is also from one of Tove Jansson's aquarelle paintings and is also available in the shop. 😊 #moominmug #moomins
#moomin stamps #Repost @moominmuseum (@get_repost) ・・・ We work night and day 4 - only 22 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum June 17th! Behind the scenes graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi go through hundreds of Moomin illustrations to design the new Moomin stamps, which Posti released yesterday to celebrate the opening of the museum. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #postimerkki #posti #stamp #moominstamp #post #opening #openingday #countdown #lähtölaskenta #avajaiset #graphicdesign #graphicartist #graafinensuunnittelu @postigroup @finlandia2017 #finlandia2017
We work night and day 4 - only 22 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum June 17th! Behind the scenes graphic artists Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi go through hundreds of Moomin illustrations to design the new Moomin stamps, which Posti released yesterday to celebrate the opening of the museum. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #postimerkki #posti #stamp #moominstamp #post #opening #openingday #countdown #lähtölaskenta #avajaiset #graphicdesign #graphicartist #graafinensuunnittelu
Who you gonna call? #moominbusters! #👻 . I know, no one would ever want to do this, Moomins are friendly creatures in no need for busting... 😆 still, I thought it was a fun edit of a classic image, hope you like it. I added an extra finger and the tail, of course... 😊 . #ghostbusters #myown #autodesk #sketchbookpro #drawing #moominaddict #moominart #moomin #moomintroll #moominmania #moominobsession #moominpappa #moominmamma #snorkmaiden #snorkfröken #littlemy #lillamy #ancestor #förfadern #snufkin #snusmumriken #stinky #groke #mårran #moominmuseum
And the Pop up Moomin Museum in the evening with people! The audience of the conserts of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra seem to like Moomins, too. Only 27 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum! #moominmuseum #moomin #moomintroll #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikko #moominjapan #japan #tokyo #popupmoominmuseum #tamperephilharmonicorchestra #tfjapantour #sibelius @tamperefilharmonia #countdown #lähtölaskenta #openingday #avajaiset
Hello Japan! Pop up Moomin Museum is on the road with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra! Today our little one-evening-exhibition is at Tokio Bunka Kaikan and tomorrow in Fukuyama and then on the road again for a week. Go and listen to beautiful music and before or after the consert enjoy our wonderful Moomin illustrations by Tove Jansson. Only 29 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum! #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #moominjapan #japan #tokio #popupmoominmuseum #popup #tamperephilharmonicorchestra @tamperefilharmonia #countdown #lähtölaskenta #openingday #opening #avajaiset
We work night and day 3 - only 30 days to the opening of the new Moomin Museum June 17th! Behind the scenes artist Hanna Vihriälä works with hundreds of wires and thousands of beads. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #muumit #sculptureart #veistos #taide #artist #taiteilija #hannavihriälä #näyttely #exhibition #komeetta #pyrstötähti #comet #countdown #lähtölaskenta #avajaiset #openingday #opening
This is how the cover illustration for the French edition of Finn Family Moomintroll was used in its original purpose - long before the moomin mug. 1st edition of the book, Moumine le Troll, was published in 1968 by Fernand Nathan. Our book treasure was owned by the author herself, Tove Jansson. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #taikurinhattu #finnfamilymoomintroll #coverart #kansitaide #moumineletroll #french #moominmug #muumimuki #arabiafinland #arabiaofficial #bookstagram #instabook #fernandnathan
From the conservator's table: The new Moomin mug's picture, the original cover for the French edition of Finn Family Moomintroll is a colourful guache. In the painting one can see most of the characters appearing in the book. In the front are Thingumy and Bob, whom the reader meets for the first time in this book when they try to hide the King's Ruby. They are alter egos for Tove Jansson and her beloved one of that time. One could think that the painting is bigger, since it has so many details, but it is actually quite small, only 12 cm high and 42 cm wide. Under the painting Tove Jansson had written some instructions for the publisher, it says e.g. Please send back when no more needed to: Tove Jansson, Ulrikaborgsg. 1. Helsinki 13. Finland, and then there's also some scale graphs for the book cover. The book with this beautiful cover was published in 1968. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #muumimuki #moominmug #arabiafinland #taikurinhattu #finnfamilymoomintroll #tiuhtijaviuhti #thingumyandbob #konservointi #conservation
Such a beauty! A new Moominvalley Moomin mug was made in collaboration between Arabia and Moomin Museum. The original illustration is a book cover, which Tove Jansson painted for the French edition of Finn Family Moomintroll in 1968. The Moominvalley art mug will be in presale at the Tampere Hall shop May 9th onwards and soon after that in retailers. @arabiaofficial @moominofficial #moominmuseum #moomin #muumimuseo #muumi #tovejansson #arabia #muumimuki #moominmug
Happy International Women's Day! We celebrate it with Moominmamma! In the book Moominpappa at sea she finds life somehow frustrating and eventually takes some time and space for herself - which is confusing for those around her. Let us all remember the importance - and the right - of having our own time and space every once in a while! Photo is a detail of the tableau Moominmamma and Little My. Photo: Tampere Art Museum, Jari Kuusenaho #moominmuseum #moomin #moominmamma #littlemy #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #moominpappaatsea #tableau #studiophotography #documentary #muumimuseo #muumi #muumimamma #pikkumyy #muumipappajameri #kuvaelma #studiokuvaus #dokmentointi #naistenpäivä #internationalwomensday
Aren't they awesome? One is able to take a close look at the Hattifatteners in the tableaux Escape from the Moominvalley with the detail photo taken by museum's photographer. Usually the artworks are in the exhibition behind the glasses or well packed in the storage. So with good documentary (photos) it is easy to reseach the Moomin tableaux and the imaginative work of Tuulikki Pietilä and Tove Jansson. Photo: Tampere Art Museum / Jari Kuusenaho #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #hattifatteners #cometinmoominland #documentary #studiophotography #museumwork #muumimuseo #muumi #muumit #hattivatti #muumipeikkojapyrstötähti #dokumentointi #studiokuvaus #museotyö
A detail from the tableau Flight from Moomin Valley. When a tableaux is being photographed also a lot of pictures of details are taken. Whether the tableau will be stored or displayed it is not possible or at least easy to get a close look at it, so it is very important to have good documentation. Both researchers and conservators need a lot of Moomin photos in their work. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #cometinmoominland #tableau #photographer #photography #studiophotography #museum #museumwork #documentary #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikkojapyrstötähti #valokuvaus #studiokuvaus #museo #museotyö #valokuvaaja
A detail from the tableau Flight from Moomin Valley. When a tableaux is being photographed also a lot of pictures of details are taken. Whether the tableau will be stored or displayed it is not possible or at least easy to get a close look at it, so it is very important to have good documentation. Both researchers and conservators need a lot of Moomin photos in their work. #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #cometinmoominland #tableau #photographer #photography #studiophotography #museum #museumwork #documentary #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikkojapyrstötähti #valokuvaus #studiokuvaus #museo #museotyö #valokuvaaja
Taking Moomin photos in the Moomin Museum is not as simple as taking Moomin fan photos. First the photographer has to prepare everything (lights, backround and so on) ready in the studio and get the object in the location - usually with the help of museum technician and conservators - and with the object once more adjust the lights and other details. Then it's time for serious shooting! After which starts the work with the tens of images which means some photoshopping. But the result is definitely worth all the work! Here's the photo of Flight from Moominvalley tableau. Photo: Tampere Art Museum /Jari Kuusenaho #moominmuseum #moomin #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #cometinmoominland #comet #tableau #miniature #photographer #photography #documentary #studiophotography #museum #museumwork #muumimuseo #muumi #kuvaelma #muumipeikkojapyrstötähti #valokuvaaja #valokuva #valokuvaus #dokumentointi #studiokuvaus #museo #museotyö
As Moomin fans we take a lot of Moomin photos, too. All the Moomin art works in our collection are photographed and photos downloaded in the collection database. Our photographer has the Flight from Moominvalley tableaux from the book Comet in Moominland in the making. #moominmuseum #moomin #moomintroll #tovejansson #tuulikkipietilä #tableau #miniature #phtographer #photography #studiophotography #museumwork #muumimuseo #muumi #muumit #muumipeikko #kuvaelma #valokuvaaja #valokuvaus #studiokuvaus #museotyö
7/10 Extra fame and honour in our photo competition Share your love of Moomins @colleene.carter has taken a peaceful traditional portrait of Moominpappa Fauni figure. Nowadays rare and valuable Fauni figures were the first commersial Moomin figures in the 1950's. The portrait reminds of those taken by Tove Jansson's brother photographer Per Olov Jansson, who also took portraits of Moomin figures - and often in the nature. As we know from the Moomin books, forest is a natural enviroment to Moominpappa, he seems to feel comfortable in the middle of moss. It's beautiful green colour in natural light gives a perfect background to this gentleman. #Repost @colleene.carter with @repostapp ・・・ #moominmuseum #moomin #moominpappa #fauni #forest #moss #portrait #tovejansson #perolovjansson #muumimuseo #muumi #muumit #muumipappa #metsä #sammal #muotokuva #moominlove
Wonderful winter weekend to all Moomin fans! 6/10 Extra fame and honour in our photo contest Share your love of Moomins. The Groke is not so popular character in Moomin photos, even though she is such an enchanting person. Luckily @eeditp took the Groke to a wintery evening walk on the iced sea - and the vehicle! Traditional Finnish winter vehicle, the kicksled! The Groke must have been ecstatic! The warm extra light makes an unusual atmosphere to the gloomy evening and brightens the red colour. And we all know that the Groke just loooves warm lights! #Repost @eeditp with @repostapp ・・・ Mörkö iltalenkillä #mörkö #muumit #muumilaakso #moomin #mūmin #muumimuseo #moominmuseum #tamperetalo #potkukelkka #merenjäällä #ilta #evening #tammikuu #january #suomi #finland #winterwonderland #suomi100 #muumi #groke #tovejansson #moominlover #kicksled #talvi #winter
Russian moomin fan Misha Molodec has shared a lot of Moomin photos in Facebook. The jury was especially pleased with the one with Moomintroll at the railway platform. In the photo Moomintroll is positioned as a bystander. He looks backwards as waiting for someone to get off the train, someone who has been on a journey, on the contrary to Moomintroll himself. Huge railroad cars go by the whole picture area to emphasize the meaning of travelling and the empty platform underlines the loneliness of Moomintroll. The simple composition and the soft hues of the photo build a delicate sense of melancholy atmosphere familiar from Moomin books. Misha Molodec wrote: when you deeply miss someone but there is nothing you can do about it. #moominmuseum #moomin #moomintroll #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikko #tovejansson #moominlove #moominlover #train #railroad #platform #travel #journey #juna #asemalaituri #rautatie #matka
Welcome to Tampere airport! Little My, Tuu-ticky and Moomintroll with their friends will be there with Pop up Moomin Museum until the opening of the museum. Have a pleasent journey or a nice stay at Tampere! Photo: Tampere Art Museum / Jari Kuusenaho #moominmuseum #moomin #littlemy #tovejansson #muumimuseo #muumi #pikkumyy #tampereairport #finavia #tamperepirkkalalentoasema #lentoasema #lentokenttä #airport #matkatavara #luggage
Busy day building pur little Pop up Moomin Museum exhibition at the Tampere Airport. Moominland Midwinter with Moomintroll and other characters will brighten up the atmosphere! #moominmuseum #moomin #moomintroll #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikko #tovejansson #airport @finavia #tampereairport #lentokenttä #tampere #tamperepirkkalalentoasema
The Science Forum at Tampere Hall and Making of Moomin Museum exhibition is crowded! Happy to see people so intererested in getting to know more about museum work. And of course they are interested - it is fashinating, specially with the Moomins! #moominmuseum #moomin #moomintroll #tovejansson #scienceforum #museum #museumwork #makingof #muumimuseo #muumi #muumipeikko #tieteenpäivät #tamperehall @tamperetalo #tampere
Wow! We put the boats in the upcoming Moomin Museum's lobby a day ago and already somebody's taking a voyage with them! Wonder if they're sailing all the way to Moominvalley! #Repost @nkmarttinen with @repostapp ・・・ Työhyvinvointia #muumi #nuorisokeskukset #marttinen Ohjelmaan kuului myös Tampere Filharmonian harjoitukset #tamperefilharmonia #tamperetalo #moominmuseum #muumimuseo
Wow! We put the boats in the upcoming Moomin Museum's lobby a day ago and already somebody's taking a voyage with them! Wonder if they're sailing all the way to Moominvalley! #Repost @nkmarttinen with @repostapp ・・・ Työhyvinvointia #muumi #nuorisokeskukset #marttinen Ohjelmaan kuului myös Tampere Filharmonian harjoitukset #tamperefilharmonia #tamperetalo #moominmuseum #muumimuseo