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Address: Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100, Finland
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+358 2 2679511
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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For the 9euros(10) if you want to add the Bore experience to your day,which I highly recommend This is a very well laid out and displayed museum Telling the story of Finland's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave B
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the 9euros(10) if you want to add the Bore experience to your day,which I highly recommend This is a very well laid out and displayed museum Telling the story of Finland's and Turku marine history Lots of detail in a clear and easy to read/understand way I liked the gangway /platform that goes around the ground display ,a neat... More 

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Thank Dave B
Meycauayan City, Philippines
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

full of interesting maritime ships aged and well preserved includung a hydrocar which can run in water and ice and land

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Thank Iamhomersimpsons
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Large museum, very nice and interesting expositions of maritime life. In summer you can visit ships outdoor. You can easily spend few hours here and maybe a full day if you stop for lunch in nearby restaurant. They have a very nice activities for kids along the tour and also a special room for kids to play in. One tiny... More 

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Thank Kristina V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After a nice long walk along the river we decided to check out the museum. It was a very nice and educational experience for all. Lots of exhibits, models and real life examples of motors, ships, ship building, etc... You can easily spend 1-3 hours in the several buildings. Worth checking out if you are in the area.

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Thank c12pilot
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Boring. I thought it would be much better than it was. If you are a man or woman interested in boats, motors, lures for fishing, and anything to do with the sea, then go. Unfortunately I did not enjoy it.

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Thank wendyville2002
Vihti, Finland
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262 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Forum Marinum is a sympathetic museum about seafaring, the seafaring people, life at sea, the history of shipbuilding and the past and present connection between people and the sea. A wonderful display from every angle, using storytelling through people´s destinies, and what´s best, accompanied with smells and a sound tapestry that don´t intrude. A holistic experience.

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Thank Timo L
Turku, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice museum if you like boats. Plenty to see. Spend some time and take a tour in the boats as well. Especially Suomen Joutsen is nice and "must see place" to visit.

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Thank Jonna K
Saaremaa, Estonia
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great collection and nice way to expose all this shipping staff and history. In winter you can`t access to old ships, parked outside, summer is better.

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Thank Uku S
Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fabulous museum celebrating maritime culture. As well as the main building there are ships moored alongside that you can climb through / up and over! Suomen Joutsen is quite stunning. My favourite part though is the names of all the donors than contributed to a keep the archipelago clean campaign a few years back.

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Thank Heather D
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Recomended after Turku Castle tour! After the Maritime Centre is easy to enjoy excellent lunch or dinner at the restaurant.

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