Messengers exhibition is an experiential journey through the history of postal services in Finland since the beginning in 1638 to the present day with visitor participation. It will feature moving stories from the past, from recent history and from the present day. You will be able to learn about historic mail routes and crossing the stormy Sea of Åland as well as gain insight into postage stamps and sense the nostalgia of recent decades.
The Postal Museum will try to communicate stories and emotions to you. We hope that you will experience a moment of epiphany: “I remember this!”. There will also be interesting theme exhibitions, events and activities.
Mail Art re-designed
The Pirkanmaa design, arts and crafts association Modus ry’s exhibition Mail Art re-designed broadens the view of the materials used in mail art and the involvement of designers and artisans in the art form.Read more
A cup of coffee and the morning paper
Exhibition about the importance of the morning paper, the digital revolution of the newspaper and the past and present means of newspaper delivery.Read more
Noteworthy sources of joy – an exhibition of personalised stamps
The Postal Museum organised a collection in spring 2021 and asked the public to submit pictures and background stories about their personalised stamps to be exhibited. The request was distributed through the museum’s channels in Postinen and the Filatelisti magazine. More than 250 personalised stamps with great stories were sent in. The exhibition themes feature […]
Posti’s uniforms through the centuries
Clothes have always been a necessity as protection, but they have also conveyed a message to other people. A uniform worn at work is not just a garment but also a symbol of a position and job. Posti’s uniforms through the centuries online exhibition showcases the clothing of postal authorities and postal workers from the […]
This virtual exhibition showcases the fourteen Postmasters General of the Finnish Postal services from 19th to 21st century.
Correspondence of Tom of Finland
Tom of Finland is one of Finland’s most internationally renowned artists. It was the commercial artist and artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) who was the master of homoerotic art behind the pseudonym. A lot of his correspondence, spanning six decades, has survived. The letters give readers glimpses of Laaksonen’s life as a young man, a soldier […]
Rockadillo – 50 years in music business
Finnish Postal Museum will present a new exhibition showcasing pioneering music company Rockadillo. The exhibition, celebrating Rockadillo’s 50 years in business, opens in Vapriikki, Tampere on September 10, 2021. Over five decades, the agency and management has brought hundreds of bands from more than 40 countries to Finland and exported Finnish music to as many countries.
Wendelin’s Oma Koti magazine
The Oma Koti (‘My Home’) magazine was founded in late 1931 as a competitor to the very popular Kotiliesi magazine for women, founded in 1923. The new magazine announced that it wanted to, “more than anything else, embrace the spirit of the home and promote housekeeping skills”. It also stated that it wanted to attract […]