What to See at Hiedanranta
- Manor Café Mielihyvin
- Gallery Muuntotila
- Katutaso Pop-Up Shop
- Come Enjoy
- City Bikes
- Guided Tours
Manor Café Mielihyvin
Maintained by Sopimusvuori ry, the café offers sweet and savoury pastries, refreshments and ice cream. You can borrow outdoor games and play a round or two in the stunning lakeside scenery in the manor’s garden. The café also organises small-scale events, community meetings and exhibitions. In addition to salaried staff, the café employs customers of rehabilitative work.
Tue-Sun 11 AM to 5 PM | Closed on Mondays
Weekends: depending on events at the manor
Address: Lielahti Manor, Tehdaskartanonkatu 38
Gallery Muuntotila is a contemporary art gallery at Lielahti Manor coordinated in cooperation by the City of Tampere’s Cultural Affairs and Rajataide Association. Exhibition application rounds are organised once a year based on an open search. The free-of-charge exhibition space and open-minded curating present an opportunity for brave experiments. Visiting the exhibitions is free.
Katutaso Pop-Up Shop
Katutaso (street level) is a pop-up shop located in the street level of the Paja building. Gift items, printed shirts, creations of leather and textile artists among other things are on display.
Address: Tehdaskartanonkatu 28
The sauna is located between the manor and the factory, next to the yellow Jukola building. The sauna is accompanied by two container dressing rooms, a terrace stage. There’s room for about eight people at a time.
The sauna is heated every Wednesday from 5 PM to 8 PM, corona restrictions allowing. Book your slot by messaging 041 511 6853 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee of five euros is paid on the spot by MobilePay and will be used to cover running expenses. The sauna is unisex, so bring your own swimwear, drinks, peflet, towel and shampoo if needed. The sauna can also be reserved for small groups.
The most up-to-date info can be found on the sauna’s Instagram account: @Hiedanrannansauna.
Hiedanranta is also the home of many different services from hobbies to arts and culture. Come to events, try out a skateboard, exercise, enjoy street art or shop arts and crafts supplies! Here are a few examples of the offering:
Kenneli D.I.Y is Finland’s largest concrete indoor skatepark for skaters of all ages. Pirkanmaan Kaarikoirat has expanded the skatepark also outdoors. The new skating facilities can be found at Muovitehdas (“plastic factory”) at Tehdaskartanonkatu 14.
The Spraycankontrol street art park features graffiti and murals from more than 200 artists from more than 20 countries and four continents. The works of art in the area cover around 3,000 m2, which makes it the largest graffiti and street art park in Finland.
The Sellupuisto disc golf course encompasses nine courses, and it is suitable for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts.
Photograph: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere
During the summer season, Hiedanranta has an EasyBike pickup and drop-off area. The EasyBike parking areas area located in front of Lielahti Manor, Kuivaamo entrance and at the Paasikiventie end. A pedestrian and bike path runs from the Paasikiventie underpass to Lielahti Manor and from thereon to Niemenranta.
Pedestrians and bikers can still access Hiedanranta through the Lielahti commercial area to Lielahdenkatu from where you turn to the mill area and Hiedanranta.
You can order guided Hiedanranta tours subject to a charge from Tampere Tourist Guides.
The district of the future full of history
The guided tour of Hiedanranta introduces the history, current status and future use of the district and its buildings, such as the imposing manor and old mill properties. The tour also presents the future Hiedanranta district that is planned to become a modern city district of more than 20,000 residents and 10,000 jobs by 2050 where new innovations of the circular economy and sustainable development will flourish. The tour starts and ends at Lielahti Manor (Tehdaskartanonkatu 38). Duration 1.5 hrs or as agreed.
Hiedanranta – Lielahti of the Nottbeck family
The owners of the Finlayson factory left their mark on the history of Tampere but also on Lielahti where they had an impressive manor and a farm. How can the Nottbeck era be seen in Hiedanranta today?
Get to Know the Paja Craftspeople
Paja is a historical building and community in Tampere’s Hiedanranta where you can find artisans and artists of different trades. Learn more.