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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Address: Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2679511

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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One of the best attractions in Turku

We have visited this place many times, but the last time was already years ago. The place was as interesting and charming as last time. We spend quite some time going through both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leena S
Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this place many times, but the last time was already years ago. The place was as interesting and charming as last time. We spend quite some time going through both the permanent exhibitions as well as the the exhibition that will last only this fall. There is a restaurant at the premises, but we did not visite... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We really enjoyed this museum including the chance to visit on board several vessels. From small skiffs to 3 masted schooners this was very good stuff.

Thank Clive M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We went because it was a rainy day and we needed something to do with the kids and discovered a gem! It is a fascinating place not just for boat enthusiasts but for everyone! And the kids LOVED it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is really good way to spend couple of hours snooping around ships. I enjoyed every minute of our 2 and half hour tour. Staff is very kind and helpful, giving you all information. There is no crowd in museum so you can study exibiton in peace. Also it is good museum for kids. I recommend it. It is... More 

Thank Mirna K
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Just 1 min by walk from Turku Castle. Exceptionally nice cafe and nice view along side river. Interested in ship building history of Finland, just go to museum inside the cafe.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is probably the best maritime museum I' have visited. Very complete with sections about all aspects of boats (from sailboats to cruise ships, war, transport or fishingships) and those who navigate on them. The place is very large and contains numerous large boats that you can see closely. Unexpected in such a small town and probably one of the... More 

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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I just walked by the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre wheb going to the Turku Castle. I took a fast glance around and took couple of photos. I guess it's a place where one could spend a hour or two; there seemed to be interesting vessels around.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We only entered into the two military ships and it was very interesting and fun! If you have kids they are going to love it! The entrance for the 2 military ships is 6€ and they close at 7PM. It takes you about an hour. If you are visiting all the ships it'll take much longer that that!

Thank Cecilia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a nice place to tour ships, and discover some Finnish maritime heritage. There is also a really good buffet there in front of the old ship. If you would rather simply have a beer and a good sandwich, you can purchase take out from the cashier in the buffet. The day that we were there they had excellent... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

The ships were awesome and they actually had the descriptions of things in English. The museum was also well done. We ate at the buffet in the museum. The manager was very nice and the buffet was ok.

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