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Maritime Centre Vellamo

Tornatorintie 99 a, Kotka 48100, Finland
+358 40 3500497
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cool place and affordable price

Marine and local history museum. Great for visiting with children and further lunch. You can climb... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex T
A real treat!

I was positively suprised how big this place is, ok the picture say's a lot but it's a lot of... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Porvoo, Finland
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4 weeks ago
“cool place and affordable price”
9 Mar 2017
“A real treat!”
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Tornatorintie 99 a, Kotka 48100, Finland
+358 40 3500497
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marine and local history museum. Great for visiting with children and further lunch. You can climb inside. Many exhibits can be touched! I liked the simulator for searching drowning people. Lunches in the café are at an affordable price, especially on weekdays. Be sure to...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was positively suprised how big this place is, ok the picture say's a lot but it's a lot of marine-history in one place! All from pre-historic to middleage and modern era's.Still well made the order of thing's that you don't get bored or u...More

Thank fastforwardfood
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Interesting museum and exhibitions, great architecture. Restaurant Laakonki (lunch buffet) situated at the same building. Lots of parking space.

Thank 668merjav
Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you have extra time to spend in Kotka, this is a place where time fly's. You can easily spend 3-4 hours just walking and watching. The museum Vellamo are full of stories of the sea and the local region and you will get more...More

Thank JPH0711
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Vellamo's architecture is worth the visit alone. In addition the maritime museum, the regional museum and art exhibitions are both interesting, well-narrated and the exhibits are relevant. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Timo L
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here very impressed loads to see . You could easily spend 3/4 hours here . Nice cafe too . Loads for kids and some audio too which was very interesting

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Maritime centre vallamo was a great surprise. We did not expected more than just a museum but it was much more. We spend great 3 hours and there was enough to see for additional 3. Great exposition for adults and a lot of fan for...More

Thank Raia S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum itself is very modern and the exhibitions are well prepared. There's a department for the region Kymenlaakso and the bigger part covers the life on boats and ships. I think it's very informative for kids, too. We started the tour with a lunch...More

Thank Sven S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Quite interesting museum. It has two parts: one about history of Kotka and surrounding areas, another is about boats. It's free and open late(ish) on Wednesdays.

Thank rvs-ru
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Good history about Finnish maritime industry, coast guard and private maritime. Includes also departments for province history of Kymi. Kids liked it very much, lots to see, touch and feel, including seaman tattoos which you can make for yourself (in pc) and send home.

Thank Jorma M
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