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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Address: Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100 , Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2679511
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Description: The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre is a lively and versatile centre for...
The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre is a lively and versatile centre for maritime activities, comprising a national special maritime museum, and the Finnish Navy Museum. In addition to being a maritime place of interest, the Forum Marinum is also a venue for meetings and public events. The Cafe Restaurant Daphne serves cafe delicacies and a tasty, varied buffet lunch. The Museum Shop offers maritime gifts and other articles, literature and high-quality textiles. The museum provides several interesting temporary exhibitions during a year and displays also a very interesting boat collection. The maritime centre has a considerable collection of museum vessels: two tall sail ships, four naval ships and several smaller vessels, ranging from a steam harbour tugboat to a police boat. The museum ships are open during the summer months only, while the exhibitions are open throughout the year.
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Good cold fish table in the restaurant

I visited the restaurant twice. The first serving was excellent, the other was not so good. Very good home smoked salmon. The lime flatfish was terrible. Any how, I will pick up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I visited the restaurant twice. The first serving was excellent, the other was not so good. Very good home smoked salmon. The lime flatfish was terrible. Any how, I will pick up there also in future.

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agawam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I wanted to stay here, wanted to return here, but...it was late in the day, other destinations. Bus stop close, easy to get to and fro. If you like sea "stuff," (I do), a place to go.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have visited most major naval museums around the Gulf of Finland and might have rated this the best in June when all the historic ships around were open which they were not in May. Anytime worth of a visit when combined only with the breathtaking Turku Castle and the nostalgic Bore ship museum hostel, open all times of a... More 

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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was such a wonderful place to visit. I'm not sure how it is for younger children. I had to put 'teens' in my review, but my daughter is 23 so not really a teenager anymore! More of the displays could have been translated into English, but we didn't have time to read them all anyway, so it would have... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nice old atmosphere to tell Finnish maritime history. Reasonable price to enter and kids under 8 was free. There is four different locations: Two indoor areas, outdoor area with couple of smaller ships and bigger ships in a river Aura. Big ships are closed in winter season. We visited only this main indoor area and checked smaller boats outside. Exhibition... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Nice museum. You can see many thing about Finland and velting in theships made in first in Finland.. It is about 2 hours max. is enought for this place. Coffe shop was closed. It is very quited. Not much people around.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The oldest city in Finland is also the heart of Finland's shipbuilding and maritime industry. Many of the worlds largest cruise ships have been built there. Forum Marinum may be a bit off the city center, but conveniently located by the river Aura and the Turku Castle. Take a nice stroll by the river banks and visit the restaurant boats... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This maritime museum in Turku nicely presents the great maritime history of Finland with a classic gallery displaying ship models, paintings/posters, artefacts related to ships, a building showing Finnish boatbuilding, several real ships at the dock by the river outside, a nice souvenir store and a restaurant. Well worth a visit when in Turku and a must for ship enthusiasts.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about boats and ships, and a lot more too. This is a huge museum, especially with the ships moored on the quayside, so allow plenty of time. Prety much all aspects of boats, ships and shipping are covered, with, naturally enough, a Finnish emphasis, but most things are more widely applicable. For overseas visitors,... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

With two museum building and five museum ships this museum is recommended for anybody interested in shipping.

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Address: Address: Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100 , Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2679511
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku

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