The Amuri Museum of Worker Housing is a unique place to visit, because it is the only lasting residential quarter in the Amuri district. Amuri used to be a wooden housing area where the workers lived. When the city began to expand due to the industrial growth of the late nineteenth century, housing was needed for the expanding workforce. The city plan of 1868 set up a new town district on the western side of the city. The name Amuri was chosen because the city dwellers thought the new workers' town was very far from the town center (the name reminded people of the Amur colony in Siberia to where many Finns emigrated in the 1860s). The Amuri Museum of Worker Housing represents a typical late nineteenth/early twentieth-century wooden residential quarter. The single-story houses line the streets and the outer buildings were placed in the middle. Next to each room there is a sign that tells something about a typical family that might have lived there, including the ir ages and occupations, and usually also something about their lives and events in Tampere at the time. The rooms have been decorated to represent different time periods (the oldest being from 1882 and the newest from 1972). There is also a museum shop and café Amurin Helmi on the premises.
Attractions & Landmarks, Educational
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