Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, Turku

Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
4.5
Military Museums • Ships • History Museums
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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2-3 hours
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland925 contributions
Interesting museum & ships
Jul 2021
A lot of things to see here, two old sailing ships, Sigyn and Suomen Joutsen, an old passenger ferry as well as some old military vessels. On top of that there's also an interesting museum. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 July 2021
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Jarmo J
Kuopio, Finland234 contributions
Informative
Jun 2021
Good review of marine history with its different actors and operators. There were also two old war vessels open for visitors.
Written 22 June 2021
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Hong Nhung
10 contributions
Nice experience on boats by the Aura river
Aug 2019
We were a bit on a rush on that day so didn't manage to check out all the boats and the inside museum.

Easily reachable by bus or the city bike. It is a bit far to walk from the city center.

They have a nice selection boats/ships here. Very nice to visit on a sunny summer day and have some ice-cream afterwards by the river.
Written 22 March 2020
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AleksTii
Huittinen, Finland43 contributions
If you like ships, industry etc..
Apr 2019
If you like ships, industry and things related to war this is the place to be. Huge place with alot to see.
Written 14 October 2019
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SakiJR
Turku, Finland926 contributions
Good maritime museum near harbour
Sep 2019 • Family
Located about 10 minutes from cruise ship terminals by Aura river. Good selection of old tools, shipyard photoes, scaled models, motors and mainly small historical boats. Has good naval and maritime rescue history areas. Popular lunch restaurant and cafe next to main entrance. Suitable for children also. One of main museums in Turku region and city.
Written 15 September 2019
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN190 contributions
Just regular overpriced museum but Suomen Joutsen was great
Aug 2019
The museum was boring for us who are not interested in maritime matters, mostly just pictures, some ships and engines etc., we went through within 10-15 minutes... The ship MS Bore outside on the river was also not interesting, not much to see either. Visiting the ship Suomen Joutsen was cool as well as the gunboat + minelayer so if you are not a maritime fan I suggest to get a ticket only for these (6+6 Euros) and enjoy. The atmosphere at the riverbank with the ships and a big marguerite sculpture was great, if you do not have time or money to visit any part of the museum just go to this area (it is free) and take some pictures. Parking is free there for a couple of hours.
Written 31 August 2019
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tiz S
Rome, Italy179 contributions
Discover the smallest statues in the world and walk to feel the maritime atmosphere of Turku
Aug 2019 • Couples
Here you can walk for a couple of miles to feel the maritime history and atmosphere of Turku. While walking we learned about the old lighting wooden beacons in use since the 1220s! And of course we took photos with the monumental sculptures such as the giant chamomile flower. What we absolutely loved were these tiny bronze sculptures almost camouflaged and blended in with the nature and granite seating area of the port. We wish we knew the name of the artist!
Written 9 August 2019
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland891 contributions
Plenty to see and experience for everyone
Aug 2019 • Family
Even if maritime history isn't your top area of interest, Forum Marinum has so much about history of Finland, the Baltic sea, seafaring, ships and vessels, that you will surely find something interesting. There are also hands on activities for kids.

The museum is in two separate buildings, and there are both permanent and changing exhibitions. In the summer months you can also visit the museum ships, which are really fascinating, especially the famous Suomen joutsen (Swan of Finland).

The museum has a nice shop and there is a very good restaurant at the museum - and a cafe at the museum ship Bore.

PRO TIP
If you don't have that much time, you can buy a separate entrance to the museum ships, only.
On the other hand, you can also get a wrist band valid for two days, and visit other places in between. The museum is right where there are plenty of other activities, too.

PRO TIP 2
You can also experience a lot just by visiting the restaurant Göran at the museum, or even better, the cafe on Bore (both free access), and walking the riverside by the museum.
Written 3 August 2019
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Pentti S
Sun City Center, FL117 contributions
Overview of the Finnish marine history
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a must place to visit when in Turku. Located on the banks of the Aura river, this museum gives you a perfect overview of the development of the Finnish marine life. Excellent descriptions of each display and era give you more "meat on the bones" with some sound effects! Naturally the crown on the top is the sailing ship "Swan of Finland", which sits in the water in front of the museum! After your visit to all exhibitions you can stop at their restaurant and eat a good lunch - this is an extra plus for this place.
Written 29 July 2019
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Trivialu
81 contributions
The sailing ship is a must
Jun 2019 • Family
The museum is not so interesting and the value for the money is not great. I would only recommend the sailing ship that was used to train the sailors. War ship is interesting to compare with the sailing ship. Very narrow corridors, small spaces, bit claustrophobic...
Written 17 June 2019
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