The Maritime Museum of Finland collection comprises some 15,000 objects, 2,000 historical maps, ship drawings and 30,000 photographs. The museum also houses an extensive library collection. The library customer services are based at the Information Centre Vellamo.
Finnish Museums Online
The Finnish Museums Online service provides off-site access to a selection of artefacts and photographs on display at the Maritime Museum of Finland. All the items and images are stored in the MuseumPlus -museum database and the volume of information available is constantly growing as more information is vetted and added.
The Finnish Mercantile Marine Database
Maintained by the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Finnish Mercantile Marine Database, contains information on Finnish mercantile ships registered between 1921 and 1983. The majority of the data is sourced from the Finnish Maritime Administration publication titled Suomen kauppalaivasto (The Finnish Merchant Fleet). The database includes a wealth of basic information, including measurements, construction dates and owners. It also allows visitors to browse any changes or amendments made to the data over time.