A culture and leisure centre that is full of surprises.

The Finlayson area is located in the centre of Tampere in the national landscape of the Tammerkoski rapids. Rich in tradition, the area is well-known for the Finlayson cotton factory, which was established in 1820. The city of Tampere was built around the factory. If you look at Finlayson's old factory as a mere historical monument, you will miss out on the area's true essence – a unique spirit of extroverted creativity and entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm that carries on in the people working in the area.

Just as before, the Finlayson area is a daily workplace for thousands of people, but it is also a source of entertainment, refreshment and new experiences for the city's residents as well as domestic and international travellers who are looking to enjoy their free time.

History meets the future in the charming city environment of the Finlayson area. This lively and multi-layered area is full of contrasts and surprises. The historical and intimate atmosphere create an area that offers unique experiences: events, culture and art all year round. We welcome you to enjoy the experiences this area has to offer!





The buildings in the Finlayson Area are owned by Varma Pension Insurance Company, which manages the maintenance, leasing, marketing and development of the real estate in the area. Our real estate services in Tampere are located in the old Main Office building in the Finlayson Area.

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Finlaysoninkatu 4 A
PO Box 216, 33101 Tampere

Persons responsible for the management:

Real Estate Manager

Kai Niinimäki
firstname.secondname(at)varma.fi, +358 40 7298144

Personal Assistant

Tuija Nieminen
firstname.secondname(at)varma.fi, +358 400 883723


HelpDesk 24h
kiinteistohelp(at)caverion.com, +358 800 157 777

Account Manager

Teuvo Lähteenmäki
firstname.secondname(at)caverion.com, +358 50 390 1790

Opening hours


Mon – Thu 6:30 am – midnight
Fri 06:30 am – 01:30 am
Sat 09:00 am – 01:30 am
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Media 54

Mon – Thu 6:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 06:30 am – 05:00 am
Sat 09:00 am – 05:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 10:30 pm

Please check the opening hours of individual businesses on their websites.



Guided tours of the area

Finnish Labour Museum Werstas organises guided tours in the Finlayson area. More information: http://www.werstas.fi/ryhmille/opastetut-kierrokset/. An action-filled Unfold Finlayson adventure game grants you access to the unique places of the area that are closed off from the general public. https://www.unfold.fi


Many events are organised in the Finlayson area throughout the year. Both of the main venues, Vooninki and Terde, can be accessed from Väinö Linnan aukio 13.