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The Nottbecks – Cosmopolitans of Tampere

The story begins in 1836 when three businessmen from St Petersburg buy a small cotton spinning mill in Tampere. The 20-year-old Wilhelm von Nottbeck is sent there to learn factory management.

The exhibition presents the glamorous and international lifestyle of Wilhelm and his family in Tampere until the early 20th century when the last members of the family leave the city after years filled with both success and sad losses.

An enthralling audio tour, impressive authentic objects, beautiful dresses and lookalike dolls make for a memorable exhibition.