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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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Fabulous museum celebrating maritime culture. As well as the main building there are ships moored alongside that you can climb through / up and over! Suomen Joutsen is quite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather D
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous museum celebrating maritime culture. As well as the main building there are ships moored alongside that you can climb through / up and over! Suomen Joutsen is quite stunning. My favourite part though is the names of all the donors than contributed to a keep the archipelago clean campaign a few years back.

Thank Heather D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recomended after Turku Castle tour! After the Maritime Centre is easy to enjoy excellent lunch or dinner at the restaurant.

Thank Roope P
Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum has many interesting exhibitions, it's easy to access them and brings to life aspects of Finnish navy from World War II and the Cold War. A must-see for maritime and history lovers!

Thank Andruta I
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We made a day trip to this excellent maritime centre with our family (two boys in theit "tweenies"). We had planned to see something else in Turku too, but the boys loved the Forum Marinum so we ended up spending over 5 hours in there. We stepped out for a bite to eat, the entrance fee is a day pass... More 

Thank JanR_Helsinki
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 

Thank Leena S
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 22 August 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!

Thank longtrips1983
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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 25 July 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.

Thank 문종윤
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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