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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Upland, California, United States
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231 reviews 231 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Several big boats including a schooner you can tour. A few very strange exhibits like the floating ski-car. Nice exhibits inside the museum. A lot of stuff on sale there also.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Walk by the river for sure ! it will give u a taste of old maritime sailing boats and a great view. get to see diff types of ferries, sailboats, yachts and one of their old navy ships. and the walk nevertheless is awesome owing to the view n combined with summer.

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Oulu, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum should be bigger and more interesting, but those ships and boats were awesome. I liked most Tykkivene (gunboat) Karjala and Miinalaiva (minelayer) Keihässalmi. They were so scary... No, more like exciting. Suomen joutsen was a dissapointment. But still, love that place!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Maybe introductions to various items and their history is a bit on the short side, on the other hand ages 14-70 all found enough informatin and items to make the visit longer and more rewarding than expected. Don't miss outside items, including boat Daphne in restaurant with the same name.

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Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

They have two big sailing boats, a former cruise ship, a couple of small military vessels and a few more smaller craft which you can visit. Plus the indoor museum with more about boats. So if you like boats this is a great place.

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