In a museum

We visited Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing with the girls this week. It's in Tampere,about 70 km from where we live. This was our second visit there and it was just as amazing as I remembered..even more! It's a whole block of old houses turned into a one big museum,with inner courts and a café and all. 

Here's a ton of pictures from there!

There's an old shop in one of the houses - I couldn't stop staring of all those old packages and wrappings and jars! So simple, so beautiful. 

Some old toys and beautiful floor. 

More old toys, made from pinecones and wood sticks. Back then, people didn't have lot's of things and those they had, were important and well kept and loved. Now we have so much stuff - and toys - that we don't even remember what we have..that's so sad. This visit made me think a lot, in many different ways. First I'm going to go through all of our stuff - we really don't need that much. 

In one of the houses, two rooms were full of old toys and games for children to play. My girls absolutely loved them and didn't want to leave at all! Here they're making tea and pastries with my friend :) 

Old matchboxes!

Peppi and my friend playing old, self-made memory-game. Peppi totally beat my friend, haha!

There's also this "cross-track" - a game for kids where they need to find pictures of things/corners from the houses. It was fun searching them!

Oh look at this stove!

Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg. 

Wall covered with newspaper. 

Bit newer toys,still old though. The houses are all decorated as old homes,dated from 1882 to 1973 and it's amazing to see all the changes in every day life,in things they had, they way they decorated their homes etc. And all the homes look like the owners had just left. Really authentic, really fascinating. 

There's an old communal sauna too and it's actually still available for hire!

Old coffee packages. 

So, here was a small museum tour for you! If you want to know more about this museum and all the houses and even people who lived there, take a look at their website - it's in English too and full of interesting information.