Turku - ( museums ) -
Linnankatu 72, FIN-20100 Turku, Finland, |
phone 358-2-282 9511, fax 358-2-282 9515,
e-mail: email@example.com, internet-site - www.forum-marinum.fi
|Forum Marinum is a vibrant centre offering a wide range of experiences to all those interested in seafaring and nautical history. It is also an exciting destination for family vacations and a maritime forum for the Baltic Sea region. Forum Marinum presents a diverse array of maritime functions, as well as serving as an information centre for nautical science and a meeting place for nautical institutions, researchers and general enthusiasts.|
Forum Marinum is located alongside the River Aura, with its own quay in the active river and commercial port.
The Turku maritime museums, archives, collections and ships, as well as all cultural functions along the west bank of the River Aura, serve as the foundation for the Maritime Centre. In addition to the thousands of objects, ship paintings, works of art, maps, drawings and models on display, Forum Marinum offers visitors a chance to experience the newest interactive data technology. Try handling the dangers of the Baltic Sea or minesweeping with the help of a computer game. Forum Marinum enables visitors to learn about the ships, mariners and mariner skills of various time periods. Visitors can observe ship restoration, follow work displays and receive information on the repair and restoration of all types and ages of vessels.
The exhibitions at Forum Marinum are open:
Oct 1 - Apr 30 Tue-Sun 10 am - 6 pm
May 2- Sept 30 daily 11 am - 7 pm
The museum ships are open and the ferry boat Pikkufori is traversing the River Aura Jun 1 - Aug 31 daily 11 am - 7 pm.
Forum Marinum is closed at:
New Year`s Day, Good Friday, Midsummer eve, Midsummer Day, Independence Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.