The museums of the Maritime Centre Vellamo enable visitors to see their own and their family's lives as part of the flow of history. There are no ready-made answers, no single truths – just food for thought. Personal experiences help us to link the past to the present and the future.

Activities, experiences and accessibility are all an important part of museums. The exhibitions invite you to listen, look, smell, feel and play. Go through them all, or pick out what pleases you most! A single ticket will provide you with access to all of the exhibitions.

The Maritime Museum of Finland is part of the National Museum of Finland. It tells stories of Finnish seafaring that is, by definition, highly international. The sea is used to transport people, goods and ideas near and far, even to the edges of the earth.

Kymenlaakso Museum serves as a museum for the City of Kotka and the regional museum of Kymenlaakso. It tells stories about celebrations and everyday toil, and about the river and sea and life in a rough port town. The Coast Guard Museum, built in cooperation with the Finnish Border Guard, sheds light on the work of coastguards from the1930s to the present day.

Vellamo is open

Tue, Thu-Sun 10-17
Wed 10-20
Museums and museum shop are closed on Monday, but restaurant Laakonki serves lunch 11-14.30.

The icebreaker Tarmo is open from 15 May until 19 August 2018 according to the museums' opening hours. 

Opening hours on public holidays »

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