The first floor of Rauma Maritime Museum holds the permanent exhibition, the temporary exhibition, the museum shop and the navigation simulator JENNY II. The showcases between the first and second floor display mini-exhibitions regarding interesting people or themes. The tower on the second floor has its own space for smaller exhibitions and art.
Current museum exhibitions:
Permanent exhibition: The city of Rauma might not exist without the sea and the waterfront. The cultural maritime heritage of the region is presented in the Maritime Museum. The permanent exhibition displays not only the ships, stories and atmosphere of the sailing ship era, but also the lifestyle of seamen during that time. The former Nautical College building is the perfect place to tell about the history of maritime training in Rauma. Local shipbuilding, which has a history reaching back for at least five centuries, is also one of the themes present in the museum.
The Raumanmeri exhibition was opened in December 2021. It focuses attention to sustainable use and protection of seas. Local action is the first step toward a greater change. The Bothnian Sea so familiar to us in Rauma is part of a large whole. The most common debris in waterways is plastic. The exhibition also tells the history of good and bad plastic.
THEMATIC EXHIBITION: MARINE TOWN RAUMA
The thematic exhibition, which celebrates maritime nostalgia, offers a diverse collection of examples that have been used to build and maintain the image of Rauma's maritime character – and its uniqueness. In addition to familiar themes, the exhibition offers fresh views of the maritime Rauma. On display is a love letter from the "land lugger" to the Bothnian Sea and a map of the favourite places of young people in Rauma on the Bothnian Sea or its shores. The exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Rauma Maritime Museum. The exhibition ends on the 20th of December 2025.
The Guide Compass is a mobile guide that is accessible with your own smartphone, tablet or other device that you can use to connect to the internet via the visitor network in the Maritime Museum.Read more