Admission with Museum Card

Museum ships Tarmo, Kemi and Telkk

Tornatorintie 99,
48100 Kotka

The icebreaker Tarmo (1907) and lightship Kemi (1901) are open in the summertime at Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka.


Built in England in 1907, Tarmo was the Grand Duchy of Finlands third icebreaker upon its completion. During the First World War, Tarmo served in the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy, assisting naval ships and troop transportations. During the Winter War, the icebreakers were armed and assigned to the Finnish Defence Forces. Tarmo remained in use until 1970 after which the decision was made to restore the ship into a museum ship. The restoration was carried out at Kotka Shipyard between 1990 and 1992.

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.

Telkk (1958) and the other steel-framed Koskelo-class vessels were introduced in 1955–1960. The coastguard vessels travelled along the narrow waterways of the archipelago and could also withstand the waves on the open sea. In addition to surveillance, they were used in sea rescue and search missions. Telkk sailed for almost 50 years, one of the decades as a school ship. The Koskelo class was removed from use in the 1980s, but Telkk and two other vessels was restored and donated to Estonia. Telkk returned to Finland in 2002 and started a new career as a museum vessel of the Kymenlaakso Museum/Coast Guard Museum in Kotka.

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Museum contact details

Museum ships Tarmo, Kemi and Telkk
Tornatorintie 99, 48100 Kotka

040 350 0497

Museum website

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Museum ships Tarmo, Kemi and Telkk, Tornatorintie 99, 48100 Kotka


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Yhteislippu Tarmo, Kemi ja Telkk 10/8/0

Payment methods

Vellamossa kyvt kteinen, yleisimmt pankki- ja luottokortit, Museokortti ja Kaikukortti sek Smartumin, Epassin (mobiilisovellus) ja Edenredin kulttuuriedut.

Opening hours

Mon 10:00-18:00
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Tarmo, Kemi and Telkk are open in the summertime, see https:/­/­­en/­information/­. Vellamo's exceptions to opening hours:­en/­exceptions-to-opening-hours/­