Maritime Centre Vellamo

Maritime Centre Vellamo information

Location
Kotka , Finland
Address
Tornatorintie 99
Telephone
+358 40 350 0497
More information
www.merikeskusvellamo.fi
Prices
adult/child €10/free, Tarmo extra €4
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue & Thu-Sat, to 8pm Wed
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In a tanker-sized, wave-like building with walls of metal and printed glass and a rooftop stage, this state-of-the-art dockside museum recounts Finland’s seafaring life. The star exhibit is the Tarmo, the world’s oldest ice-breaker (1908), which ploughed Finnish waters until it was retired in 1970. There are also exhibitions on shipwrecks, navigation, fishing and logging, and a boat hall containing an Olympic-winning 49er and a boat that belonged to the Moomins’ creator, Tove Jansson.