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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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Well laid-out and fascinating displays on local maritime history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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242 reviews 242 reviews
58 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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