Artist and author Tove Jansson and her partner, the graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä, donated a sizeable collection of art to Tampere Art Museum in 1986. Tampere Art Museum displayed the collection in a museum called Moominvalley from 1987 to 2016. Moominvalley closed in October 2016 and moved to its new permanent home at Tampere Hall in 2017, whereupon its name was officially changed to the Moomin Museum. The official name of the collection remains the Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley Collection.
The world’s only Moomin Museum is an experiential art museum for Moomin fans and art lovers of all ages. Visit us and relive the adventures of the beloved Moomin family in our permanent exhibition of Tove Jansson’s original illustrations. Experience the magic of Moominvalley by stepping inside the Hobgoblin’s Hat, marvel at our beautifully crafted tableaux, and be amazed by our sparkling comet soaring across the sky! There’s always something new to see in our Observatory, which features a diverse program of regularly changing exhibitions.