Welcome to Mobilia
The automobile and road museum Mobilia is situated at a beautiful site in Kangasala, about 20 kilometres (13 miles) from Tampere city.
The museum is open daily:
(Closed on 6.–9.4., 17.5., 22.6., 3.11., 6.12., 22.12.2012–31.1.2013)
Tickets for the exhibitions:
Adults 10,00 €
7 - 17 years old children 6,00 €
Pensioners, students and the unemployed 8,00 €
Family tickets (two adults with two children) 27,00 €
Guided tours in English: available by agreement.
Group ticket discounts: available for groups of ten or more people.
Children under 16 years old only with an adult.
Free admission for children under 7 years old.
Tickets for the traffic park:
Single ticket (15 minutes) 3,00 €
Another ticket on the same day 2,00 €
Exhibitions in Mobilia
The Theme Exhibition
Every year Mobilia features an exhibition with a changing theme that profoundly describes one topic at a time. All themes are from the field of road traffic.
In 2012 an exhibition called Cars, cars (Autoja, autoja) tells the history of passenger cars in Finland. Passenger cars from all the way from the late 19th century until today are on display; the oldest car is a French Georges Richard model 1898. In addition you can see e.g. a Checker cab (1949) and many cars from 50's and 60's made in Eastern block countries.
The exhibition opened in March and is open until December the 21st.
In the Mobilia Classics department visitors are able to admire classic cars behind glass walls. 26 classic cars are on display. You can see vehicles of great men. At the moment there is a Lincoln that belonged to president J.K. Paasikivi, as well as global scale rarities such as a Mercedes-Benz Waxenberger. The cars on display are changed from time to time. In close connection with the Classics exhibition we offer other Mobilia Classics Services, including storage space rental services and car restoration and rental services. We also sell classic cars as an agent.
Rally Hall of Fame
Rally Hall of Fame is an internationally unique exhibition about global rally stars and their cars. Every year successful rally drivers or other important people in rallying are nominated to the Hall of Fame in pursuance of the Finnish World Championship Rally. The first motor sport names to be nominated to Rally Hall of Fame were Erik Carlsson, Paddy Hopkirk, Rauno Aaltonen and Timo Mäkinen. In 2011 Walter Röhrl and Hannu Mikkola were nominated to the gallery.
AKK Motorsport ry (a member of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) acts as Mobilia’s partner in the Rally Hall of Fame project. Even though this is a Finnish project, the principle is that the gallery must represent rally accomplishments objectively in the whole world. This is why nominations to the Hall of Fame are made by an international committee. The members of the committee are Kari O. Sohlberg (AKK board director), Michele Mouton (former top driver, promoter and FIA Women & Motor Sport committee chairperson), Neil Duncanson (Rally World Championships promotion company director), Martin Holmes (veteran journalist) and Pekka Honkanen (Director of Sports Museum Foundation in Finland).
Rahtarit Traffic Park
In summertime Mobilia’s Rahtarit traffic park offers children (aged 4 to 12) an opportunity to learn how to behave properly in traffic. With the help of an English-speaking instructor, children can practice (Finnish) traffic regulations both as pedestrians and as pedal car drivers. There are 10 pedal cars available in the traffic park. There are both light and heavy traffic vehicles available.
The barrack village
Mobilia’s barrack village is an outdoor exhibition that describes mobile work sites and barrack villages that were an important part of Finnish road construction and unemployment management in the 1950s and 1960s. At the mobile work sites the labour force was huge, and it reached its peak in winter 1958-1959, when there were more than 50,000 otherwise unemployed people working at them. 16,000 of them took lodgings in the barracks. The barrack village has got barracks for many purposes: apartments, offices, tool sheds, canteens and even laboratories. Later on the mobile buildings were used as warehouses, recreation rooms and traffic counters’ huts. The barracks that are now in Mobilia have been transported from the road districts of Savo-Karjala and Turku. Groups can order guided tours to the barrack village.
Rent a car
In summertime you can enjoy a nostalgic drive by renting a small nostalgia car (options include e.g. VW Beetle, Ford Anglia and Saab 96). You can rent a car for a few hours over daytime or for 24 hours. Executive classic cars that are always driven by Mobilia’s own driver are also available for rent.
In Mobilia you can also find a bathing beach and a playground for the little ones.
In the near vicinity of Mobilia are also a lookout spot, a summer theatre and a guest marina. You can take refreshments and have delicacies on the terrace of Mobilia café nearby the lake Längelmävesi.