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Martime Centre Vellamo

Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka

The Centre includes the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Museum of Kymenlaakso and Information Centre Vellamo.


The splendid building of Maritime Centre Vellamo is located by the sea and houses several exhibitions about life at sea and local stories, an Information Centre that is open for everyone, various meeting and event spaces, a restaurant and a museum shop. Most importantly, Vellamo offers information and fun activities for everyone!

The facade of Maritime Centre Vellamo, which resembles a massive wave, consists of sheet metal cassettes, silk-screened glass panels and aluminium grids. The sheet metal cassettes reflect the blue, green and grey shades of the sea. The glass panels feature pictures of the crew of the steel barque Favell (1912) and the masts of the merchant fleet of Lavansaari Island (1914). As darkness falls, lights are lit behind the glass panels.

The roof stage commands an expansive view of the city and sea. At a single glance, you can see the factories with their impressive chimneys, the high-voltage lines, the light masts and the ships, trains and trucks transporting goods to and from the ports. The roof structure resembling a breaking crest of a wave provides a sheltered space for concert-goers and picnickers, as well as people simply wishing to enjoy the scenery.

The Centre includes the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Museum of Kymenlaakso and Information Centre Vellamo. A range of temporary exhibitions. Free entrance for children.


Maritime Centre Vellamo is closed on Mondays. Opening hours.

In summer we are open also Mondays during 3th June–11th August 2024.


Up to –25 % off the best available rate with S-Etukortti card

Valid 1.1.-31.12.2024

Price includes:

  • accommodation
  • breakfast
  • customer sauna

How to make a reservation:

Make a booking on Log in to our website to take advantage of the S-Etukortti card. Log in with your S User Account or create a new account in the top-right corner of the page under Login. You can also make a booking at Early Bird or Daily rates without logging in. Enter the reservation information required. You will be shown the available room rates. Select the rate and any additional products and services you want. You can add Vellamo tickets to your reservation under additional products. Children under 18 years of age can visit Maritime Centre Vellamo for free. Confirmation will be sent to your email address. Please note that you cannot order additional products for same-day reservations; in this case, please ask for additional services from the hotel.


Sokos Hotels Sales Service Centre, tel. +358 300 870 000, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. or directly at the hotel, tel. +358 10 782 1000. Call rates »

The S-Etukortti rate is intended for S Group co-op members and applies to leisure travel. The rate varies from day to day, there is a limited number of products available.