Admission with Museum Card

The Shipyard of Jakobstad – Vega & Jacobstads Wapen

Gamlahamnvgen 19,
68600 Jakobstad

Pietarsaari harbor shelters reparations schooner Vega and 18th century style galley Jacobstad Wapen during the summer.


The Shipyard of Jakobstad is situated in the Old harbor of Jakobstad and is presenting the war indemnity schooner Vega and the two-masted galeas Jacobstads Wapen, a replica which was built following the original drawings from 18th century and got ready in 1994.

The Jakobstad region is famous for its maritime history and has a 450 years long tradition of building ships. When the original galeas Jacobstads Wapen was launched in the year 1767, it was one of over a thousand ships that were built in the area. Jacobstads Wapen was the first vessel from Jakobstad that was free to sail to international waters.
The war indemnity vessel Vega is a three-masted schooner, built-in wood, and rigged as a schooner ship, which in 1952 was delivered to the Soviet Union as part of the heavy war reparation claim, which was imposed on Finland as a condition for peace.
With Tallinn as her home-port Vega served as a school vessel 1952-1979, so many Estonian sailors were trained on board. As the war indemnity has great historical importance to Finland, the Estonian Republic donated the vessel to the Vega foundation, and she was transported to Jakobstad, Finland in June 1997. Vega is situated in a hall at the Shipyard and is still under reparation. It will never sail again, but people can come and see it during summers from Monday to Friday at 11-16 and due to agreement during other times.
The Shipyard is open 8.6 – 31.7.2020 11-16. Entrance for adults 7, students 3, and children under 12 for free. A guided tour is included in the price.

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Museum contact details

The Shipyard of Jakobstad – Vega & Jacobstads Wapen
Gamlahamnvgen 19, 68600 Jakobstad

044 2422073

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The Shipyard of Jakobstad – Vega & Jacobstads Wapen, Gamlahamnvgen 19, 68600 Jakobstad


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon 11:00-16:00
Tue 11:00-16:00
Wed 11:00-16:00
Thu 11:00-16:00
Fri 11:00-16:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

The Shipyard is open in June and July. Other times by agreement or if there is an event at the shipyard.


Guided tours

Visitors get a guided tour always