The website of the Tampere 1918 Civil War Museum is a constantly expanding resource. Built on the Unreal Engine game platform, it paves the way for creating immersive experiences around Tampere in the civil war era.
The content created in cooperation with the virtual studio ZOAN is available in both Finnish and English and serves a diverse audience interested in the history of the civil war. It serves as a valuable resource for schoolchildren looking for information on the subject, as well as for enthusiasts and researchers who delve deeper into the events of 1918. The goal of the site is to capture those interested in innovative museum content. Visitors can get to know Vapriik’s current exhibition also in a digital, carefully recorded 360° version. Best of all, access to the website is completely free, funded by Operation Pirkanmaa.
1918 – Continued importance
The Finnish civil war was part of a series of conflicts that plagued Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. It had both internal and external factors, including the Russian Revolution, World War I, and Germany’s territorial ambitions. Tampere, an industrial city, became the primary stronghold of the Reds when besieged by the White forces in March 1918. The decisive battles of the civil war were fought in Tampere from March to April. About 16,000 white and 14,000 red soldiers participated in these battles, which made the battle of Tampere the largest urban battle in the Nordic countries.
The scars of the war reached deep into Finnish society, and its memory remains particularly strong in Tampere. Vapriik’s Tampere 1918 exhibition offered an impartial and expert perspective on the war from Tampere’s point of view. It gave a voice not only to the reds and whites, but also to numerous neutral bystanders. The new website follows these principles and expands its focus on experiential history, postwar survival, and the Reconstruction era of the 1920s.
As we navigate the digital age, the Tampere 1918 Civil War Museum website offers an engaging and informative way to learn about Finland’s turbulent past. Step into history with 3D models and immersive storytelling by visiting the website here.
Source: The Nordic Page