10 Maritime Museum around the world (Part II)

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1. Maritime Museum Kotor (www.museummaritium.com , http://www.visit-montenegro.com , http://www.waytomonte.com , http://www.plannerexpoaus.com )
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The display of weaponry is quite fascinating and the model ships intricate and cool.
Your visit to the Old town in Kotor can be supplemented with the visit of the Maritime museum, which is found on the Square of the Boka fleet. Whoever you ask or in whatever part of Kotor you are, and you ask someone about the Maritime museum, you will quickly get the information and come to the desired location.
In a UNESCO World Heritage listed city with so much else to offer, this museum is well worth a visit, Situated in a grand old hotel particular in the centre of the old town it traces the proud maritime history of Kotor (Montenegro).
Multiple exhibitions in a multi story building.
Address: Trg Bokeljske mornarice 391, Kotor 85330, Montenegro

2. Maritime Museum Barcelona (www.barcelona.de, http://www.barcelona.com , http://www.visitacity.com , http://www.barcelona-museum.com )
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Opposite the statue Christopher Columbus, in the bottom of Ramblas, the maritime museum is one of the most imaginative museum of the city and one of the most visited too. Installed in the royal arsenals- date from 1378 and are the biggest and most complete Medieval dockyards in the world- it exposes animated presentations and houses a big exhibition including model ships, drawings, replicas, paintings, figureheads and an interactive exhibition, “The Great Adventure of the Sea”.

Address: Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Working Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ticket Prize: 5€
The maritime Museum in Barcelona offers everything you want to know about seafaring!

3.Maritime Museum Hamburg (www.imm-hamburg.de, http://www.hamburg.com ,
Address: Koreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg’s oldest standing historic warehouse is home to the IMMH — an extensive maritime exhibit in the Speicherstadt.
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours

The International Maritime Museum of Hamburg starts with the story of a little boy who grew up to become an avid collector of all things nautical. Throughout his life, Peter Tamm (1928 – 2016) collected everything having to do with maritime history. As a young child, Peter’s mother always brought him a gift when he was sick and had to stay in bed — a miniature ship. And so his collector’s passion was sparked. Today, over 1 million pictures,100,000 books, and 38,000 miniature ships, as well as countless oil paintings, nautical instruments, uniforms, maps, telescopes, and other nautically themed collectables make up the treasure trove stored within the International Maritime Museum.

The museum, located in HafenCity Hamburg, opened its doors the the public in 2008. The extraordinary collection is distributed throughout various exhibits over nine levels, with each exhibit telling its own unique story through artifacts. For example, you might wish to visit the world’s largest bone ship collection on level eight.
Don’t know where to start? Peter Tamm used to recommend that visitors start exploring at the top and work through the museum back down to the ground level. And get ready to do more than just look around — this modern museum takes an interactive approach. For example, the ship simulator on level one lets you navigate a 300-metre-long container ship through the world’s largest ports, like Rotterdam and Singapore.
‘You’ve got to be crazy’, Peter Tamm once said of his passion. He grew up to travel the world’s oceans himself, writing for a local newspaper. He appreciated every aspect of maritime history, but took a particular interest in deep-sea research. Visit level seven to dive into this thrilling topic.
More information & events can be found on the museum’s website.
Getting there
U4 station “Überseequartier”
Bus number 6, station “Bei St. Annen”
Bus number 111, station “Osakaallee”

4.Maritime Museum Tallin (www.meremuuseum.ee , http://www.visitestonia.com , http://www.inyourpocket.com )
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Address: Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
The building itself is the old tower called Fat Margaret (Maritime Museum in Estonian: Eesti Meremuuseum). The exhibition is well presented and interactive. Can be interesting not just for adults but for teenagers too.The museum also has a roof top with a great view. On more floors, it gives you a nice introduction to the mercantile navigation history with pictures and parts of ships. Top floor nice terrace with view. Interesting attraction showing everything from how water was pumped through the town to medieval torture equipment. Set over six floors so not a good one for those who find stairsvs problem.
The most exciting maritime museum in Europe is located in the Seaplane Harbour!
About 200 authentic items are on display at the historical seaplane hangar: a submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker Suur Tõll, a seaplane called Short 184, remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, and much more. There is also cafe MARU and a museum shop.

Globe-trotting in a submarine, having your picture taken in a navy uniform, an aquarium, simulators, throwing paper airplanes, a children’s corner with drawing tools, building blocks, an authentic sailboat, and an outdoor playground – programmes and materials meant for independent visits are playful and broaden the horizon of children and adults alike.

5. Maritime Museum Lisbon (www.golisbon.com , http://www.visitlisboa.com , http://www.lisbon-tourism.com )
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Address: Praca Imperio | -, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration (Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, etc.)
Working Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours

The interesting Maritime Museum (often also referred to as the “Navy Museum”) is one of the most important in Europe, evoking Portugal’s domination of the seas. Its colossal 17,000 items are installed in the west wing of Jeronimos Monastery, and include model ships from the Age of Discovery onward. The oldest exhibit is a wooden figure representing the Archangel Raphael that accompanied Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India.

Other highlights are two 18th-century ceremonial barges (one of them built for Queen Maria I, that remained operational for almost two hundred years, transporting famous passengers such as Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Queen Elizabeth II of England); a 19th-century royal cabin from the yacht of Queen Amelia, the seaplane “Santa Cruz” that made the first crossing of the south Atlantic in 1922, the world’s largest collection of astrolabes, and replicas of 16th-century maps showing the world as it was known then.

A 1645 terrestrial globe made by the most famous globe maker of all time, Willem Jansz Blaeu, is also of note, as is the Far East Room and its interesting display of porcelain and Asiatic ships, and 15th-century Japanese armor.

Get reduced admission to the museum and ride Lisbon’s metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.
Visitor’s Guide
Where: Praça do Império, Belem
How: Train from Cais do Sodré (to Cascais, stopping at Belém station) or tram 15
When: 10AM-5PM (Oct.-March), 10AM-6PM (April-Sept.) (Closed Mondays)
What: ccm.marinha.pt

6. Maritime Museum Split (www.hpms.hr , http://www.absolute-croatia.com , http://www.inyourpocket.com , http://www.viagallica.com )
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Address: Glagoljashka 18, Split 21000, Croatia

Lovely maritime museum. Not expensive and with an eclectic collection ranging from WW2 era small arms and anti tank guns to ship models and torpedoes plus everything else one would expect in this kind of museum. One room is devoted to the Whitehead torpedo – the first modern torpedo which was the brainchild of an engineer from Lancashire who made them in a factory in what was then the Austro-Hungarian empire. Read the information boards carefully in this room and you will discover the “Sound of Music” connection. Only downside was that the outside area had a chain across.
The museum is located in an old crumbling fort. There are several differently themed exhibition halls. One of the highlights are the torpedoes displayed. The torpedo was invented by a Croatian officer and the various design details are explained. Another rooms are dedicated to the Austrohungarian empire and marine artifacts. The staff is helpful and friendly.
Definitely recommended if you have a little time to spare.

7. Maritime Museum Copenhagen (www.visitcopenhagen.com , http://www.mfs.dk , http://www.archdaily.com
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Copenhagen Card: Free. Contact. M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark Ny Kronborgvej 1. DK-3000 Elsinore. CVRnr. 64509918. info@mfs.dk +45 49210685.
In 2014 the M/S Maritime Museum in Elsinore was listed on the prestigious list of recommendations “52 places to go in 2014”. Come and experience the museum for yourself and gain more knowledge on Denmark as a maritime nation.

The M/S Maritime Museum is located in front of Kronborg Castle in Elsinore and is shaped like an enormous ship. It is built under the ground around an old dry dock.

The famous Danish architects BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – are behind this underground building. And once you move down the sloping bridges, a world full of maritime stories and adventures will reveal itself.

Eight different themes

You can experience the story of Denmark as one of the world’s leading maritime nations through eight different themes. You can look forward to the museum’s rich maritime collection on display in an evocative and dramatic staging with major film projections and soundscapes.

You can, among other things, come face to face with a torpedo, get an old sailor tattoo and see the world’s largest model of a container ship.

Furthermore, the M/S Café offers lunch, hot and cold beverages and a selection of cakes. The museum shop M/S Cargo sells a wide variety of books, clothes, applied arts and toys related to the maritime world.
Opening hours / Date
01/09/2018 – 30/06/2019 Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
01/07/2019 – 31/08/2019 Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
01/09/2019 – 31/12/2019 Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Admission Price
Adult
120.00 DKK
Child (0-17)
Free
Copenhagen Card
Free
Students under 26
Free

8 Maritime Museum New Castle Upon Tyne (Blandford Square), UK (www.britainsfinest.co.uk , http://www.newcastlegateshead.com , http://www.discoverymuseum.org.uk )
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Our general e-mail address is: enquiries@trinityhousenewcastle.org.uk
Newcastle Upon Tyne is a grand and beautiful city in the north-east of England with a long history, having originally been the site of the Roman settlement of Pons Aelius. Whilst being widely known in modern times for its great nightlife and the friendliness of the local “Geordies”, there is plenty for history buffs and those seeking some culture. With many of the museums and sights free to enter, you can easily spend a packed and interesting few days in the pride of the north east.

Maritime Museums in or near Newcastle upon Tyne
Britain’s Finest Maritime museums offer an insight into the maritime and fishing heritage of our ancestors, with displays of uniforms, maps, charts, coins, medals and exhibitions of fine art collections. Included below are Maritime museums, such as Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.

9. Maritime Museum New North Quay St. Helier (www.jerseyheritage.org , http://www.maritime.je
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Discover Jersey’s maritime past at this interactive museum, where you can see, touch, hear and even smell exhibits.
Opening Times
2019
Open daily 29 March to 3 November – 10am to 5pm
4 November to 30 December open Sunday only – 10am to 4pm

Closed
1 to 5 January
24,25, 26 and 31 December
ADMISSION PRICES
Free admission to children under 6 years old
2019 Pricing
Members Adult (16+) Child (6 to 16) Senior (65+) Student (16+) Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children)
FREE £10.25 £6.65 £9.35 £6.65 £30.75
FIND OUT ABOUT THE HERITAGE PASS – UNLIMITED ACCESS TO 4 MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 3
Passes are available to buy at all Jersey Heritage sites or on line HERE from 29 March 2019 to 3 November 2019.
Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery is included with entry to Maritime Museum. Single Admission to the Occupation Tapestry Gallery only is £4.85
Discounts
15% discount for pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors. Please book in advance by going online at jerseyheritage.org
10% discount for non pre booked groups of 6 or more adults or seniors (at VSA discretion) .
Students and children – no group booking discount
Jersey Heritage welcomes the following Reciprocal Agreements:
• Museums Association Members
• International Council of Museums (ICOM) members
• Alderney Society / Museum ticket holders
• Friends of the Maritime Museum- Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
• Friends of Liverpool Maritime Museum – Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
• Friends of National Maritime Museum – Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Maritime Museum only
• Friends of Manx National Heritage
Location
New North Quay, St Helier, JE2 3ND For more information call +44 (0)1534 811 043
Latitude: 49.181570139848446, Longitude: -2.1101635694503784

10. Maritime Museum Buckler’s Hard Village, United Kingdom (www.bucklerhard.co.uk , http://www.newforest-online.co.uk)
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The 18th century shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. Based on the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire.
In the Maritime Museum, discover the history of the Buckler’s Hard, an 18th century shipbuilding village in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire.
There are very few places left like Buckler’s Hard Village, a small, picturesque village on the banks of the Beaulieu River where Nelson built his ships.
Address: Buckler’s Hard, Beaulieu SO42 7XB, United Kingdom

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