At Ruuma you can find the reference libraries and archives of the Maritime Museum of Finland and the Kymenlaakso Museum.


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The central themes of the libraries’ collections are maritime history, archaeology, museology and the history of the Kymenlaakso region and the archipelago. The collections also feature maritime fiction. The books may only be consulted in the library.

The central themes of the archive materials are the merchant fleet, the Finnish Maritime Administration, Kymenlaakso and the outer islands. The collection contains documents, maps, drawings and photographs.

Archive customers are asked to contact our staff in advance by telephone or email:

Maritime Museum of Finland, Timo Kunttu, +358 295 33 6488, timo.kunttu(at)

Kymenlaakso Museum and Coast Guard Museum: Elina Pylsy-Komppa, +358 40 350 6368, elina.pylsy-komppa(at)
The museums’ photos have been made available with the CC BY licence on the museums’ Flickr pages, from where they can be freely downloaded and used. The museums’ photos made available on Flickr can be copied, forwarded and distributed as well as modified as long as you mention the photographer and the museum.

Kymenlaakso Museum’s photos:

Coast Guard Museum’s photos:

Finna – Browse the collections of the Maritime Museum of Finland and the Kymenlaakso Museum in the Finna database