Opening hours and prices

Winter season 2018

Opening hours of the museums and restaurant 
1.1.–24.6. and 13.8.–31.12.2018

Tue, Thu–Sun 10am–5pm
Wed 10am–8pm


On Mondays, the museums are closed but Restaurant Laakonki serves lunch between 11am and 2.30 pm. At other times, the restaurant is open by advance reservation. Please contact the restaurant at
asiakaspalvelu@kotkanravintolat.fi or +358 10 832 3501.

Summer season 2018

Opening hours of the museums, icebreaker Tarmo and restaurant
25.6.–12.8.2018

Mon–Tue, Thu–Sun 10–18
Wed 10–20

Opening hours of icebreaker Tarmo
15.5.–24.6. and 13.–19.8.2018 

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

Museum admission fees

  • Adults €10
  • Students, pensioners and conscripts €6
  • Group ticket (at least 15 adults) €6 (per person)
  • Free admission for those under 18 years of age. 
  • Admission to the exhibitions is free to everyone on Wednesdays between 5pm and 8pm.
  • Icebreaker Tarmo is open during summer season 2018. €5. 

Vellamo accepts the Museum Card, Smartum Liikunta- ja kulttuuriseteli vouchers,Tyky+ vouchers, VIRIKESETELI® and TICKET VIRIKE®.

Guided tours

You can book guided tours in Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Russian. The admission fees must be paid in addition to the tour fee. The recommended maximum group size is 25 people.

  • General tour (1 h) €60/guide
  • Guided tour for schoolchildren €40/guide
  • Icebreaker Tarmo €60/40. Tarmo is closed in 2016.


Even groups coming for an unguided visit are asked to notify Maritime Centre Vellamo’s customer services of their arrival. In the event of congestion, groups that have booked a tour or provided notification of their arrival will take precedence.

Payment methods

Admission fees, tours and facility hire fees can be paid in cash or with most common debit and credit cards.

Opening hours on public holidays

2017

6 December 
open 10-15

23 December 
open 10-15

24 December 
closed

25 December
closed

31 December
open 10-15

2018

1 January (Mon)
closed

6 January
open 10-17

15 to 19 January 
closed

30 March
closed

1 April 
open 10-17

2 April (Mon)
closed

30 April (Mon)
closed

1 May
closed

10 May
open 10-17

21 June
open 10-15

22 June
closed

23 June
closed

3 November
open 10-17

6 December 
closed

23 December 
open 10-15

24 December 
closed

25 December
closed

26 December (Wed)
open 10-20

31 December (Mon)
closed