Maritime Centre Vellamo

The Maritime Centre Vellamo rises in the old Kantasatama harbour of Kotka like a gigantic wave. Inside this stunning wave-like building, you’ll find the exhibition experiences of the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Kymenlaakso Museum, and the Coast Guard Museum. Vellamo is a must-see destination throughout the year!

The exhibition offerings of the three different museums are diverse, featuring the maritime history of Finland, alongside the Kymenlaakso region’s history, art, cultural heritage, ships, and boats. During the summer, the offerings expand as the icebreaker Tarmo (1907), the lighthouse ship Kemi (1901), and the patrol vessel Telkkä (1958) are open to the public.

Maritime Centre Vellamo is enjoyable for both adults and children. Family activities are considered in everything, ensured by exhibitions specifically designed for children and families, as well as numerous activity points.

The offerings at the Museum Shop Plootu include unique gifts and Vellamo’s own product range. Sustainable development, recycled materials, and locality are favoured in production. Maritime Centre Vellamo has been awarded the Green Key certification as a sign of its responsible and sustainable operation.