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“Maritime centre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100 , Finland
+358 2 2679511
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Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Turku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Turku, Finland
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“Maritime centre”
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 :-)

Visited June 2013
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Turku, Finland
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“Forum Marinum”
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!

Visited October 2012
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“Large museum with a lot to look at”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a large, well located museum. It is a short distance from Turku Castle. You can get here via public bus from the market square (E2.50 each way). There is also ample free parking. There are lots of beautiful wooden boats, many models of ships, and more outboard motors than you will ever want to see. We paid the fee to visit the ships moored on the river, but really had had enough before we got to them.

If you are or are with someone who really likes maritime museums, you can plan on a long visit. The restaurant is not as expensive as it may sound. The 18 Euro buffet includes a table with a variety of cold seafood. If you are willing to skip that and have only the warm buffet and salad table, it will cost less than 10 Euros. The food was good and helped sustain us through the rest of our visit.

Visited July 2013
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“So much to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This museum contains an amazing collection of ships and maritime history. The old sailing ships were fascinating and our guide very interesting with explanations covering all our questions. You could spend a whole day here if ships are your passion.

Visited July 2013
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Turku, Finland
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“If like boats this is worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Free if you have a Turku Tourist Pass. Loads to see and read (not much in English) with well presented pictures and imagery.
Staff were exceptionally helpful. Cafe was really well stocked for snacks or meal (buffet lunch for €25).

Visited July 2013
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