An Area Packed with History, Innovation, and Culture

The Finlayson area is a lively center in the middle of Tampere, full of cultural and leisure activities, business, and services. Since its founding in the early 19th century, the area has always been an active hub of innovation and new technology, employing thousands of people.

The modern and versatile center houses various restaurants, cafés, businesses, and medical and cultural services, including a multiplex cinema. There are over 100 employers with over 3000 employees.

Attractions in the area include The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, the world's first Spy Museum, and Himmelblau Printmaking Studio, the leading professional printmaking workroom in Finland. The Finlayson Church, the Finlayson Palace, and Tallipiha Stable Yards are located nearby.

Different kinds of events are held all year round. For example, Finlayson Art Area exhibits paintings, photography, video, sculpture, street art, graphic art, and glass art to the public at summertime.

The buildings in the Finlayson area are owned by Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.


Area Services

Public toilets are located in the Siperia building: 

1) The toilet behind Pala Café has wheelchair access and an infants' changing table. The key is available from Pala Café

2) The toilet next to Classic American Diner has wheelchair access and an infants' changing table. The toilet is coin-operated. 

3) The toilet at the bottom of the stairs from Siperia to Mediatunneli is coin-operated.

ATM is located on Itäinenkatu between the two entrances to Siperia.

The info point for the area is the service point of the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Its opening hours are Mon 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Tue – Fri 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Sat – Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm  and its location can be found here.

The service point also serves as the Lost and Found office of the Finlayson Area.


Access and Parking

The Finlayson Area has a parking facility for over 600 vehicles: P-Plevna, entrance at Polttimonkatu 5. Other parking facilities in the vicinity include P-Frenckell (Frenckellinaukio 3) and P-Anttila (Satakunnankatu 25). More detailed information on these facilities can be found on the Finnpark website (in Finnish).

The nearest city public transport stops are located on Satakunnankatu. Details of schedules and routes can be found through the trip planner Repa Reittiopas