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Maritime Centre Vellamo

Tornatorintie 99 a, Kotka 48100, Finland
+358 40 3500497
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Super interesting place

This is a very modern building in Kotka. The exhibition is very nicely prepared and tells about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worth visiting also with teenagers

We had a successful morning even with the kids in this museum centre. The boats were interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mika P
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Tornatorintie 99 a, Kotka 48100, Finland
+358 40 3500497
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very modern building in Kotka. The exhibition is very nicely prepared and tells about the sea/maritime history, our ships, travelling by boat, big sailing boats whatever. There is also a Kymenlaakso museum and a good museum store and excellent restaurant with perfect...More

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a successful morning even with the kids in this museum centre. The boats were interesting also in the opinion of our teenagers. Also, we learned to make many knots. The visit highlighted in the Icebreaker Tarmo. It was amazing to see how the...More

Thank Mika P
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about Kotka area as well as Finnland and the sea, then this is the right place to go. Very well organized, museum style up to date, children friendly.

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was positively suprised how big this place is, ok the picture say's a lot but it's a lot of marine-history in one place! All from pre-historic to middleage and modern era's.Still well made the order of thing's that you don't get bored or u...More

1  Thank fastforwardfood
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Interesting museum and exhibitions, great architecture. Restaurant Laakonki (lunch buffet) situated at the same building. Lots of parking space.

Thank 668merjav
Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you have extra time to spend in Kotka, this is a place where time fly's. You can easily spend 3-4 hours just walking and watching. The museum Vellamo are full of stories of the sea and the local region and you will get more...More

1  Thank JPH0711
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Vellamo's architecture is worth the visit alone. In addition the maritime museum, the regional museum and art exhibitions are both interesting, well-narrated and the exhibits are relevant. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Timo L
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here very impressed loads to see . You could easily spend 3/4 hours here . Nice cafe too . Loads for kids and some audio too which was very interesting

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Maritime centre vallamo was a great surprise. We did not expected more than just a museum but it was much more. We spend great 3 hours and there was enough to see for additional 3. Great exposition for adults and a lot of fan for...More

Thank Raia S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum itself is very modern and the exhibitions are well prepared. There's a department for the region Kymenlaakso and the bigger part covers the life on boats and ships. I think it's very informative for kids, too. We started the tour with a lunch...More

Thank Sven S
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