Maritime Centre Vellamo
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Madeline-Elena V
Kerava, Finland110 contributions
Jul 2020
For a Finnish museum this is quite big and there are loads of things to see. Personally I am not at all interrested in boats and such but this museum was still interresting and if you are into maritime stuff I am sure this will be great. I wanted to visit because I wanted to see the seamonster exhibition but that wasn't really very good.
Written July 31, 2020
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Juhani K
Riihimaki, Finland20 contributions
Jul 2020
Very modern museum about boats and ships. There is quite good sample of finnish boatbuilding skills and how shipping evolved to this day. All those different kind of exhibitions are also very interesting. So, if you are interested in how people sail around the world and close to the coast, go to the Maritime museum. There is also stories about the history of the Kotka region.
Written July 8, 2020
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Liamola
Helsinki, Finland151 contributions
Jul 2020
Very interesting museum and exhibitions. The icebreaker Tarmo was really interesting to see although it was quite monotonic. It is also rather cramped but that should not be a surprise. The exhibitions in the museum were well organized and interesting. There is also lots to see for kids.
Written July 30, 2020
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NorthStar
40 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
New Fateful Svenksund exhibition was great, have to give 5/5 points for team who have done this modern exhibition! Loved the interactive map table, several items from the wreck and how exhibition was built up like under the see.

Vellamo is also filled with excellent Basic exhibition and building itself it sight too.

If you are in to sea, boats and ships - prepair to spend several hours here.
Written July 17, 2020
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Heidi R
Southern Finland, Finland428 contributions
Nov 2021 • Business
Swedish war exhibition was nicely executed. If you have possibility to have a guide, use that. Video clip was very good as well. Architecture is gorceous and museum shop has much to offer. I just love this place
Written November 14, 2021
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Andy_St_Pete_2017
Munich, Germany188 contributions
Oct 2019
Museum is organized in a clever way, it is a mixture of temporary exhibitions and regular collections. The space is projected so well, that it was comfortable to stay their for several hours. Besides several rooms are designed specially for children. All signs are in Finnish and English, so many options to learn about old vessels and modern ships.
Written November 1, 2019
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NorthStar
40 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Building itself is sight, nice mosaic wood stairway ect. And the museum with all the Maritime history and real boats like icebraker Tarmo ect is worth to spend Day here. Interactive things made kids also happy. There's also General museum inside, reserve some time for that too.
Written October 26, 2019
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Karhulanantti
Kotka, Finland45 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Good place if you are interesting of finland maretime history. There is allso other variable historic exhibitions. In same building there is lunch restaurant "Laakonki"
Written August 17, 2017
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Glukija
AMS38 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
Restricted to Finland's history it sure does give you an a sense of history: cruises, commercial ships and culture.
Written December 1, 2012
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Acventurer
63 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Excellent and well organized place with interesting exhibition. We had planned a quick stop and it took us 4 hrs. and had a nice lunch there.
Written August 16, 2021
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Maritime Centre Vellamo is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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