Tove Jansson for Moumine le Troll (Finn Family Moomintroll), 1968.
Moomin Museum, Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley Collection
Photo: Jari Kuusenaho ©Moomin CharactersTM

The World’s only Moomin Museum

The Moomin Museum, formerly known as Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, has moved to Tampere Hall in 2017.

The world’s only Moomin Museum is an art museum presenting the original Moomin works of the author and artist Tove Jansson (1914–2001). The collection comprises nearly 2,000 works, including three-dimensional dioramas with Moomin themes by Tuulikki Pietilä. The art collection was donated to the City of Tampere and the Tampere Art Museum by Tove Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä, and Pentti Eistola in 1986.

The museum is based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. So far, they have been translated into over 50 languages. The books fascinate adults and children alike. The original Moomin illustrations by Tove Jansson are an essential part of the atmosphere of the museum, and the three-dimensional tableaux built by Tuulikki Pietilä add to our own picture of the goings-on in the Moomin stories. The gem of the collection is a blue five-storey Moomin House that is as exceptional as its residents.