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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  • A lot of things, I focused on the 40 min ulkoilmakohteisiin, or ships. Hostellina in the old Swedish ship Boressa is a brief summary of the history of the present Swedish tourism, you might want to drop by. Finnish gunboat Karjala was also worth a visit for those interested in military matters, and certainly very interesting. The Finnish Swan is beautiful and its history got a lot out of it by reading her own signposting. In the Museum there is also a big restaurant that I visited.
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  • This museum is a tribute to the naval tradition of the city and businesses made by the Finnish Navy, both in times of peace than war, with an in depth look at both the past and the present and future of a country that owes a lot to the sea : the only flaw, which is not directly connected to the Museum, is the absurd price that is asked the restaurant attached: €36 for a steak, an appetizer and a bottle of water are really too much!
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  • I attended an event at the Forum Marinum, had a lunch and visited the museum and the gift shop in this activity center. The ships in the museum are open only during the summer time. Very well function...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful museum with lots of love to details! Amazing!
  • This is a really good maritime museum - if you're interested in Finnish and Baltic Sea ships and seamanship. There is a lot of information on the history of ships and shipboard life in this region. There is a display, which I almost missed, because it's kind of small, on the construction of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Sea, which was built right here in Turku.
  • the war ships are really interesting, didn't go to the in house exhibition. cafe was good too!
  • Great place to visit if you are interested about Finnish boat history
  • We didn't have time to look at the Suomen Joutsen so i hope to do this next time but the museum was great.

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