The Maritime Museum's Picture Collections comprises of ca. 30,000 pictures. Collections include photographs of Finnish merchant vessels, work and free-time on board a ship, portraits of the crews as well as various activities of the Finnish Maritime Administration, such as pilot stations, lighthouses and icebreakers. One could mention sea captain Sten Lille's photographs of sailing ships and Pelastusyhtiö Neptun's (Salvage Company Neptun) collection as examples of the picture archive's interesting material donated by numerous individuals and organisations. Furthermore, the archives contain digitised images of various documentation projects on contemporary seafaring as well as an extensive searchable database of the Finnish merchant marine.
Museum's Picture Collections are managed by National Board of Antiquities.