Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, Turku

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Learn about the country's maritime activities at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, which features a collection of highly detailed model boats. Photographs and graphics cover everything from small boats and maritime tourism to hovercrafts and war history. You'll read stories about centuries-old navigation schools and see objects from a century-old engine factory. Once you've toured the interior of the museum, board the ships to see tidy wooden office quarters and snug passenger cabins. Take a guided tour for more in-depth information about the museum's collections. A visit to Forum Marinum Maritime Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Turku visit site to plot your vacation.
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  • Its big and provide a lot of information and quality of expositions is very high. Pls mind there are two sections of the museum in two separate buildings. Both worth to visit  more »
  • Extensive museum with full size and model boats, special exhibitions and an inventive shop. Some of the boats were closed because it was off season, but there was still plenty to see.  more »
  • Extremely knowledgeable presentation of the maritime history and ships. Also a popular venue for old ships and maritime patrol vessels. In addition to the fine and a good restaurant, where lunch saaristolaisbuffet!
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  • An interesting and versatile museum, one of the best in Turku. A lot of information about the history of shipwreck. The entry ticket paid 9 euro, worth the money. Also available is a two-day bracelet, which also has a museum on the ship. The museum also has a nice restaurant.
  • Very impressive. A large amount of the exhibits were hands on, which I found to be unique and a big bonus to the museum. The museum covers all aspects of Finnish maritime history and incorporates technology very well. There are also around 5 or 6 ships that you can go on and look through as part of the museum.
  • This is my first maritime museum that I visited and I was impressed. You can find two tall sail ships, four naval ships and several smaller vessels, ranging from a steam harbour tugboat to a police boat. There are indoor presentation about the Finnish maritime history, boat presentations and boat shop also. Also, the first gunship, Karjala (see photos), built in 1918 in Turku. The museum ships are open during the summer months only.
  • A very impressive maritime museum. Two large indoor exhibitions with old wooden leisure boats, objects, photos and information of shipbuilding, military and commercial exhibition areas etc... Outside there is several navy and civillian museum ships, you can visit. If you tour all exhibitions and ships, it takes easily 4-6 hours. The museus has a large parking area, a restaurant, small shop. The nearest bus stop is a few meters from the door. On a nice day you can walk from the city centre by the river. Guest harbour is a few hundred meters away. Also very short distance from the cruise ship harbour.
  • Visited this museum more than once and it is well worth it. Especially interesting are the different vessels anchored to the Aurajoki shore.
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