North Star, Southern Cross.

The sea conveys. At the Maritime Museum of Finland you can travel on the surface and in the depths.

The sea is a medium for people, goods and ideas.  At the Maritime Museum of Finland you can travel on the sea through time and place, on ships, at ports, in distant countries and on familiar shores. The fixed points of the voyage are the North Star of our northern sky and the Southern Cross of the southern hemisphere, which guide travellers both on the home waters and far-away oceans.

As an example, the extensive exhibition presents items recovered from underwater wrecks like the St. Michel which sank in 1747. They tell a fascinating tale of life at sea in the past − and of life in general. The magnificent 7.5-metre scale model, in turn, brings to life the passenger ship s/s Arcturus with its dramatic phases.

Finnjet − the fastest hotel on the Baltic Sea, the greyhound of the sea − is displayed in many ways. The large work of art “Suomalaisia kuvia” (Finnish images) by Kimmo Kaivanto, which used to be in the main staircase of the ship, can now be found on the wall of the boat hall. The exhibition also shows the floating model of the Finnjet and what a B-cabin might have looked like before the cleaner got to work.

Winter navigation and ice are also covered in the main exhibition. The large wall of ice reminds the visitors of the wintry conditions of Finland and of the huge change that icebreakers brought to Finnish seafaring.

Vellamo is open

Mon closed
Tue, Thu-Sun 10am-5pm 
Wed 10am-8pm

Icebreaker Tarmo is closed and will be opened again in the spring of 2019.

Opening hours on public holidays »

Admission fees: 
Adults 10 €
Students, pensioners and conscripts 6 €
Icebreaker Tarmo 5 €
Those under 18 years free of charge
Wed 17-20 free admission to all

We also accept Museum Card.