The Maritime Museum of Finland

12.4.2019–17.1.2021

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Sea Monsters

The monsters of old naval charts have been brought to life and made concrete: Come in, explore and play!

When the earth was flat and the seas teemed with monsters…

The Sea Monsters exhibition will take you to the dangerous waters of the Carta marina map from 1539. In this exhibition, historical facts meet mythical sea monsters. Come face to face with a giant sea serpent and a bloody sea cucumber, spot a sea bishop, discover the primordial sea through a diving bell, visit Dr. Pontoppidian’s museum of strange creatures and study the ancient sea routes and navigation devices. Poems and stories lured ancient seafarers to unknown worlds – where will they lead you? Don’t fall off the edge of the world!

Author Laura Ruohonen and illustrator Erika Kallasmaa are an internationally known and awarded team who have created illustrated poetry books that have become modern classics.

Laura Ruohonen is one of the most prominent Finnish playwrights, poets and directors, whose works have been translated into 27 different languages.The illustrated poetry books by Ruohonen and illustrator Erika Kallasmaa, "Allakka Pullakka", "Yökyöpelit" and "Tippukivitapaus", are loved by children and adults alike and have become modern classics that have inspired e.g. an award-winning television series, plays and music.

Ruohonen has been granted several awards, e.g. Kordelin’s literary award and Pro Finlandia 2010.

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Museum contact details

The Maritime Museum of Finland
Tornatorintie 99

040 350 0497

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/6/0 €

Payment methods

Pääsymaksut, opastukset ja tilavuokrat voi maksaa käteisellä, pankki- ja yleisimmillä luottokorteilla tai laskulla. Laskulla maksettaessa perimme laskutuslisän 5 euroa.

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

On Wednesdays 17-20 free admission to exhibitions. From 24 June until 18 Aug 2019 open Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 10-18, Wed 10-20.

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