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Moomin World

Coordinates: 60°28′23″N 22°0′17″E / 60.47306°N 22.00472°E / 60.47306; 22.00472
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Moomin World
Naantali, Finland, Moomin House in Moomin World
LocationNaantali, Finland
Coordinates60°28′23″N 22°0′17″E / 60.47306°N 22.00472°E / 60.47306; 22.00472
OpenedJune 26, CE.1993[1]
OwnerMoomin World Oy
ThemeBooks by Tove Jansson

Moomin World (Finnish: Muumimaailma, Swedish: Muminvärlden) is a theme park based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. It was designed by Dennis Livson,[2] and is located on the island of Kailo next to the old town of Naantali, in Southwest Finland.

The blueberry-coloured Moomin House is the main attraction of the park, where guests are permitted to visit all five storeys. The full-size moominhouse was built in 1993 to look like Jansson's own earlier drawings of the house. Hemulen's house is located next to the Moomin House. It is also possible to go to, for example, Moominmamma's kitchen, the fire station, Snufkin's camp, and Moominpappa's boat. Visitors can also meet Moomin characters around the park or the Witch in her cottage.

Moomin World is not a traditional amusement park, as it does not have any rides. There are many activities and fantastical paths including Toffle's Path with the Witch's Labyrinth, The Hattifatteners' Cave and The Groke's House. There are also performances in the covered outdoor Moomin theatre Emma.

Kailo island
Theatre Emma

Moomin World is open daily from mid-June to mid-August.

Metsä in Japan is a Moomin theme park outside Finland. Metsä ('forest' in Finnish), was initially planned to start operation in 2015 for the 100th birth year of Tove Jansson,[3] but on June 30, 2015, it was announced that this would be delayed to 2017.[4] On December 6, 2016, the opening date was further pushed back to spring 2019.[5] Situated in Hanno city, northwest of Tokyo, the site includes a Moomin zone for attractions, and a free public zone or a park area.


Moomin World is the world's fourth best theme park for children according to The Independent on Sunday (October 2005). Moomin World was elected as the domestic travel destination of 2005 (Matkamessut, Finnish Travel Fair 2006). Moomin World won the Golden Pony Award 2007 by The Games & Parks Industry magazine: the jury said that "Moomin World is welcoming, well themed and full of educational content."


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  1. ^ "Matkailu silmä" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  2. ^ "The saga lives. Hurray!". Moominworld.
  3. ^ Attwooll, Jolyon (2013-12-19). "Japan to open Moomin theme park". Plans for a new Moomin theme park have been announced for Japan. Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  4. ^ "Moomin-themed amusement park to open in Saitama in 2017". The Japan Times. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  5. ^ "Stunning Moominvalley Park opening in the city of Hanno, Japan - Moomin". Moomin. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2018-01-24.

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