Admission with Museum Card

Lightship Kemi

Tornatorintie 99

The bright red lightship Kemi offers a leisurely look at a slower way of life in the 1960s.


The bright red lightship Kemi offers a leisurely look at a slower way of life in the 1960s. The summery Kemi is an excellent companion to the legendary winter vessel, the icebreaker Tarmo, on the museum ship pier of Maritime Centre Vellamo.

Kemi is open 27.6.-4.9.2022. In the winter Kemi is closed.

The Kemi is the last lightship to have operated in Finland. The ship, which was completed in Pori in 1901, secured navigation over the course of decades in various shoals on the Finnish coast. The most recent place the ship was stationed in was Kemi, where its beacon blinked until 1974.

The lightship was a unique workplace, in which the crew worked and lived nearly uninterrupted from the spring until the late autumn, rocking on the waves. The restored Kemi is moored at Maritime Centre Vellamos museum ship pier in Kotka as part of the Maritime Museum of Finlands exhibitions.

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Lightship Kemi
Tornatorintie 99


Museum website

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Näytä reitti museolle Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


Katso reitti Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


Lightship Kemi, Tornatorintie 99


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


Payment methods

Vellamossa kyvt Museokortti sek Smartumin, Epassin (mobiilisovellus), Eazybreakin ja Edenredin kulttuuriedut.

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

Lightship Kemi is open from 27 June until 4 September 2022. Exceptions to opening hours 2022:­en/­exceptions-to-opening-hours/­