The Museum of Maritime History

Vaasa, Finland

The museum of Maritime History is situated in old harbour storehouses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Its collections reflect the history of the port of Vaasa and the seafaring traditions of the area.


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Jorma Halonen (8 months ago)
Aleksi Elovaara (12 months ago)
Hienoja pienoismalleja ja esineistöä.
Eila Hiltunen (13 months ago)
Olipas mukava käynti
Markku Suistala (13 months ago)
Vaasan merenkäynti historiaa
herni7 (17 months ago)
Nautin olostani
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