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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100 , Finland
+358 2 2679511
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Turku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre is a lively and versatile centre for maritime activities, comprising a national special maritime museum, and the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Haifa, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Turku, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very poor collection concerning Finnish maritime history, overprized restaurant and gift soft. There's hardly anyone visiting this place.

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Denmark
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45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very interesting exhibition showing correspondance, medals, uniforms of one of the russian zars close friends and commander of the russian fleet. A lot of old photographs and ship models. Also oil paintings of the disaster off the Danish coast. The exhibition will next move to the Russian Military Marine Museum in Sct. Petersburg. The Forum Marinum is a permanent exhibition... More

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Turku, Finland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice place on the river Aura. Big old sailingboats which can be wisited. Also old battleships can be wisited. A place for those who are intrested in sea, history and boats. You can also haave good Lunch in restaurant Daphne :-)

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Turku, Finland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is near Aura river! Wonderful place to explore all kind of boats, ships and other things. The Marinum Shop is very good, full of nice things to buy home!

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