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Maritime Centre Vellamo

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Address: Tornatorintie 99 a, Kotka 48100, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 40 3500497
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Good modern museum

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Jan S
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Marine and local history museum. Great for visiting with children and further lunch. You can climb inside. Many exhibits can be touched! I liked the simulator for searching drowning people. Lunches in the café are at an affordable price, especially on weekdays. Be sure to visit the icebreaker.

Thank Alex T
Porvoo, Finland
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 need to plan the whole day. A very good overall look how the marine-life has... More 

Thank fastforwardfood
Kotka, Finland
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3 reviews
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
Hamina, Finland
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 of those stories for a download guidio apps for your smartphone and you will get... More 

Thank JPH0711
Vihti, Finland
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264 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 kids. Audio guide is available. Kids under 18 is free of charge. Very cheap entrance... More 

Thank Raia S
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 buffet in the museums restaurant. The price was 11€ including the usual coffee in the... More 

Thank Sven S
Dublin, Ireland
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326 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Quite interesting museum. It has two parts: one about history of Kotka and surrounding areas, another is about boats. It's free and open late(ish) on Wednesdays.

Thank rvs-ru

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