Forum Marinum

Turku, Finland

The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre exhibits seafaring history and traditions of the nautical culture in the southwest of Finland, history of the naval forces and the maritime history collections of Åbo Akademi University and Provincial Museum.

In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions there are several museum ships located to the museum or near Aurajoki river. Most well-known ships are full-rigger Suomen Jousten (built in Saint-Nazaire in 1902) and barque Sigyn (built in Gothenburg in 1887). Finnish naval forces are also well represented including the minelayer Keihässalmi and the corvette Karjala.


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Linnankatu 72, Turku, Finland
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Founded: 1999
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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User Reviews

Regine Rudolph (2 years ago)
Great Museum with interaktive parts. Big picture of history of all maritime aspects. 4 Real ships to explore. Place to be for the whole family and great Food for a good price in Restaurant Göran belonging to the Museum.
Mikhail Tegin (2 years ago)
Nice place with an exhibition of ships and restaurants; worth visiting and having some luck there or just make a picnic on the lawn
Ctyf Fgf (2 years ago)
Really awesome place to take your kid to. Lots of things to see, many ships to visit, friendly helpful stuff. Great even for two days.
Marta (2 years ago)
My favourite place in Turku. There are plenty of interesting exhibits showing the history and mechanics of local boats and ships.
Wojciech Adamczyk (2 years ago)
Very spacious, explorative but at the same time very warmly designed museum. One of the best museums that I've visited in Finland. Exhibitions perfectly shows the maritime world and the number of exhibits is just massive.
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