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Legend, sea history, and a real maritime atmosphere prevail at this fleet of museum ships moored on the River Aurajoki. You can climb aboard and do everything but go sailing. Our favorite here is the beautiful three-masted bark Sigyn, which was launched from Gothenburg in Sweden in 1887. A 1902 sailing ship, Suomen Joutsen (Swan of Finland), was actually built in France but used by the Finnish navy during its WWII battles with Russia. Finally, you can check out the mine layer, Keihässalmi, and the corvette Karjala, to see what Finland used to battle the Russian Bear in the 1940s.

In an old restored granary you can visit the maritime exhibitions, including scale models, a hydrocopter, 1940s torpedoes, and multimedia displays.