International Maritime Museum, Hamburg

4.6
#3 of 65 in Museums in Hamburg
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
International Maritime Museum reveals the history and future of shipping with a collection of artifacts, model ships, and maritime art. Look for a 3,000-year-old dugout found in the Elbe River. Don't miss the reproduction of Sir Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat from his trans-Antarctic expedition. The replica was used in 2000 by the German explorer Arved Fuchs when he retraced the route. Captain your own ship on a simulator. An audio guide is available for an additional fee. Put International Maritime Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamburg holiday builder site.
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  • Firstly 7 floors are just a bit too many, if you don’t want to spend the whole day there, you don’t know where to start and what to skip. Secondly things could just be done in a much more interactive....  more »
  • Anybody even slightly interested in shipping, sea travel etc., should invest a few hours to explore this really nice and impressive private collection of many different items, incl. maps, model...  more »
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  • One of the best and most interesting museums I ever visited. The building is big but you can use lift and the museum is very well organized. Take a lift and start visiting from the last floor. Huge collection of ship models on every level. Nice collection of paintings. The building is interesting itself - the oldest warehouse of the warehouse district. Nice views from the windows. We spent about 2 hours there and visited all the floors. Perfect as a starting point of visiting the warehouse area or a place for a rainy day.
  • MUCH larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. I like that you can leave and return within the same day multiple times to eat, shop, relax, etc. I enjoyed looking at the medals of different navies, learning the science behind navigation and looking at some of the ancient maps. It’s beautiful.

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