The Postal Museum is an important partner and main supporters of Finlandia 2017 and also an exhibition venue. Some of the invited collections are displayed there.

The theme day of the exhibition for the Postal Museum is Sunday.

The Postal Museum is a must visit for every philatelist and (postal) history enthusiast.

The Postal Museum conducts research, records and exhibits items related to communications and goods traffic created by postal services and mail communications. Its collections comprise a large number of objects and images as well as all stamps issued in Finland and various special collections of philatelic products. The Museum hosts Finland's only public library specialising in philately and postal history, where researchers, philatelists and everyone else interested has access to books and extensive archives.

The exhibition at the Museum Centre Vapriikki casts light on the Finnish postal services from various points of view. In addition to the history exhibition, the Museum arranges special exhibitions of numerous topics and interesting events. It collaborates extensively with schools, preschools and adult groups.

Photo Saana Säilynoja/Vapriikki photo archive

Route map between Tampere Hall (Tamprere-talo) and the Postal Museum (Postimuseo)


 

 

Old postal bus operates between Tampere Hall and the Postal Museum for free

 

Duration 30 min

Timetable: from Tampere Hall 11.30 am - from Postal Museum 12 pm - from Tampere Hall 12.30 pm etc.

Wed 24th 11.30 am - 4.30 pm

Thu 25th 11.30 am - 4.30 pm

Fri 26th 11.30 am - 4.30 pm

Sat 27th 11.30 am - 4.30 pm

Sun 28th 11.30 am - 2.30 pm

 

 

Postal Museum's event program during Finlandia 2017

 

Wed 24th May 10 am - 6 pm First day issue of the stamps at Tampere Hall. Cancellation 10 am - 6 pm, signature 1 pm - 2 pm. Interviews 2 pm, interviewer Ålands Post's director Anita Häggblom. Published stamps are: Model 1917 Saarinen, Finland's coat of arms, Moomin's timetravel and co-publishing with Åland Post, sauna.

Wed 24th May 1 pm A guided tour in Finnish for the exhibition “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

Wed 24th May 4 pm A guided tour in English for the exhibition of Postal Museum “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. Entrance fee: adults 12 € and children 6 €.

Wed 24th May 5 pm Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection, Michael Sefi, LVO: The philatelic collection of Queen Elizabeth II and the world’s first postage stamps. Lecture in English. Free entrance.


Thu 25th May 1 pm A guided tour in Finnish for the exhibition “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

Thu 25th May 2 pm A guided tour in English for the exhibition of Postal Museum “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. Entrance fee: adults 12 € and children 6 €.


Fri 26th May 1 pm A guided tour in Finnish for the exhibition “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

Fri 26th May 2 pm A guided tour in English for the exhibition of Postal Museum “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. Entrance fee: adults 12 € and children 6 €.

Fri 26th May 3 pm - 4.30 pm Expert in Classic Finland, Cyril Schwenson: The early printing clichés treasured in the Finnish Postal Museum (1845-1875). Lecture in English (possibility of interposed questions in Finnish or German). Free entrance.


Sat 27th May 1 pm A guided tour in Finnish for the exhibition “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

Sat 27th May 2 pm A guided tour in English for the exhibition of Postal Museum “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. Entrance fee: adults 12 € and children 6 €.


Sun 28th May 12 pm ja 3 pm  A guided tour in Finnish for the exhibition “The First stamps. Gems from the collections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Postal Museum”. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

Sun 28th May 1 pm-2 pm Stamp's "antique, antique". Bring your stamps for evaluation. Wenzel Hagelstam hosts the event, where professional philatelist Juha Valtonen and stamp dealer Hannu Vetola evaluate customer's stamps. Free entrance.

Sun 28th May 2 pm-4 pm Wine & Design. Make unique jewelry from stamps and postmarks. Instructor fine artist Outi Virtanen. While working, you can ingest wine as the Museum Restaurant Valssi is open. The entrance fee of Vapriikki.

 

The Postal Museum library

The Postal Museum library is Finland’s only library specializing in postal history, philately and collecting. The archive collection provides diverse, fascinating source material for philatelic and postal history research.

Library holds some 30,000 volumes of philately, stamp collecting and postal history from all over the world and, a large collection of journals both from Finland and abroad from the 19th century to present day.

 

During Finlandia 2017 the Library will be open, at Lapintie 1, from Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.