The collections of maritime art, ancient maps and antiquities, collected in the course of time by John Nurminen Oy, form the basis of the Foundation’s operations. The Foundation maintains and expands its collection by acquiring new items and by accepting donations. The John Nurminen Foundation’s museum premises and permanent exhibition are located in Huolintatalo, Länsi-Pasila, in Helsinki, and they are open to groups and private individuals by appointment.
The John Nurminen Foundations hosts hundreds of visitors annually in its premises in Huolintatalo. In the exhibition, a number of gems of the collection are on show, including items that are related to the history of John Nurminen shipping company.