Maritime Centre Vellamo

Kotka, Finland

Maritime Centre Vellamo is a unique building in Finland with a wave-like roof. It houses the Maritime Museum of Finland, Museum of Kymenlaakso and Information Centre Vellamo.

The Maritime Museum of Finland is a national maritime museum operating under the National Board of Antiquities and the Ministry of Education, destined to record the history of seafaring in Finland and to convey related information. The Maritime Museum collects and preserves items, photographs, archival material and literature pertaining to seafaring and boating.
In its main exhibition “North Star, Southern Cross”, the Maritime Museum of Finland tells about the history of seafaring in Finland, focusing on issues such as life of seafarers, development of ships, maritime trade, and travelling by sea. The main exhibition also covers the speciality of Northern seafaring, winter shipping and ice.

The Museum of Kymeenlaakso records, studies, preserves and presents the cultural legacy of Kotka and the entire region of Kymenlaakso. The foremost themes of the main exhibition Flow are efficiency as well as the relationship between an individual and the community. These themes are approached from a number of angles, and the topics covered include perception of time, significance of money, boundaries and crossing them, beauty, immortality, work and having fun.

There’s also an icebreaker Tarmo located outside the Vellamo. Built in 1907, it’s one of the oldest still surviving icebreakers in the world.

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Tornatorintie 99, Kotka, Finland
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Details

Founded: 2008
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Tero Leppänen (2 months ago)
Value for the money. Very good place.
Ionut Raileanu (2 months ago)
Excellent place to visit and relax with a nice lunch coffee shop
ARTO PIIPPO (5 months ago)
Not really sure did or didn't like the architecture.
Lauri Rista (6 months ago)
Nice, clean, big area for all kinds of events. It took around 2 hours to go trough all areas. So prepare enough time.
Aleksandra Tsyganok (6 months ago)
This is a great place to visit if you love museums. Even if you don't you'll find it interesting and fun. It is interactive so kinds will have something to do and there are even quests for them.
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