Maritime Centre Vellamo
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
The unique building of Maritime Centre Vellamo is located by the sea, in the Kantasatama district, surrounded by the historical port of Kotka. Maritime Centre Vellamo is home to the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Kymenlaakso Museum and the Coast Guard Museum - all in one ticket. In addition to this, the building holds art exhibitions, a 200-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, classrooms, a restaurant with sea view, and a souvenir shop with unique and sustainable, often local, products. In the summer time you can also visit the Museum Icebreaker Tarmo and Lightship Kemi by the museum pier (separate admission). Maritime Centre Vellamo is a Green Key-certified sustainable destination.
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  • Juhani K
    Riihimaki, Finland20 contributions
    I am sailing
    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.
    Visited July 2020
    Written 8 July 2020
  • Madeline-Elena V
    Kerava, Finland110 contributions
    A big surprise
    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.
    Visited July 2020
    Written 31 July 2020
  • Liamola
    Helsinki, Finland151 contributions
    Very interesting attraction
    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.
    Visited July 2020
    Written 30 July 2020
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Hanna T
Southern Finland, Finland51 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
The exhibitions are done really well. They had the Pompeii and Kohtalona Ruotsinsalmi when we visited. The sounds were exceptionally well made in the exhibitions. The staff and the guides are super helpful and kind.
Written 10 June 2023
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,595 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Visited the Vellamo for the first time. The main reason for the visit was the "Escape from Pompeii" exhibition which was very good.
Also the permanent exhibitions were interesting.
Written 14 May 2023
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Heidi R
Southern Finland, Finland429 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 14 November 2021
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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 16 August 2021
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taiskapu
22 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
What a place. Defenetly worth a visit. Don’t go in hurry, make your self time - youll need it! Many different thing to see from many erra.
Written 15 July 2021
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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 31 July 2020
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Susihukkanen
Porvoo, Finland27 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Especially the Ruotsinsalmen taistelut -section was superb. Also the ice-breaker Tarmo is worth checking. There are so much to see in the whole place that it is better to reserve at least 3 hours for the visit.
Written 30 July 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 30 July 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 17 July 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 8 July 2020
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MARITIME CENTRE VELLAMO: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Maritime Centre Vellamo is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


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