Naval and Maritime Museums List
International (except USA)
Compiled by Joseph Poutre
Last updated: 14 July 2015
The list is generally in the following format:
State, Province, Region, etc.
Museum name and location
Museum phone number and fax number
Web page address
Hours of admission
Fee or free
Ship name Class (CV, BB, etc.), number
As you will see, I don't have all the information for all the
places, and I am always interested in reports of visits to these
places, so please EMAIL any reports, additions, corrections or updates
to me, Joe Poutre, joseph dot poutre at verizon dot net.
Note: Even if you don't think you have a maritime museum
nearby, check your phone book and local tourist information sources -
you might be surprised.
Some information here was confirmed and/or corrected using the Sea
Classics magazine annual Naval and Maritime Museums issue and
OPSail'92, the Official Magazine of Operation Sail.
Note: the USA section of this list has been split off to the file:
The Nelson Museum
Port Adelaide Maritime Museum
126 Lipson Street
Telephone: 61-08 8207 6255
FAX: 61-08 8207 6266
Fearless Steam tug
Museum admission includes admission to the iron lighthouse on the nearby dock.
Armstrong RML guns
Cheynes IV Steamship
Queensland Maritime Museum, Southbank
Ph:(07) 3844 5361
Fax:(07) 3846 1945
Diamantina Steam warship
Diamantina is in the museum dry dock, Carpentaria is moored at the entrance to the dock
Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent, Campbell, ACT
Phone: +61 2 6243 4211
FAX: +61 2 6243 4325
Bridge, operations room, and gun turret of Charles F Adams-class destroyer HMAS
Collection of models and memorabilia. Inside is preserved Japanese midget submarine. Outside various naval guns.
North Geelong, Victoria
Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum
Osborne House, Swinburne Street
tel: 5277 3808
Ship models and memorabilia
Half Moon Bay
Breastwork monitor, sunken, being studied to see if it can, and how much, can be recovered.
This is a wreck, and not open for diving.
Holbrook, New South Wales
Commander Holbrook Submarine Memorial
Tel: (02) 6036 213
Oberon class, fin and superstructure, landed
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Davey & Argyle Streets
Phone: +61 (0) 3 62341419
May Queen Trading ketch (moored nearby)
Freemantle, Western Australia
Western Australia Maritime Museum
Phone: (08) 9431 8444
FAX: (08) 9430 5120
Dyfken Exploration ship (replica)
Lady Forrest Steam Pilot Lifeboat
Doria Italian fishing vessel
Ancel Broom pearling lugger
More than 80 boats in the Historic Boats Collection.
Dyfken is a replica of the first Western ship known to visit Australia. Built by the Endeavour Replica Project, now sailing. Ovens is Oberon class, being used for training, and will be donated to the museum.
Melbourne Maritime Museum
South Wharf Rd., Southbank
Phone: 03 9699 9760
FAX: 03 9699 6117
Polly Woodside Three masted steel ship
Buildings on the dock contain a large collection of models and memorabilia.
Coast defense fort. Two WW2 British 9.2-inch single mounts.
South Australia Maritime Museum
126 Lipson Street
Phone (08) 8207 6255
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
2a Bellarine Hwy
Phone: 5258 3440
Mon-Fri 1030-1630, Weekends 1330-1630
Houses preserved lifeboats and memorabilia of the Port Phillip Pilots.
Australian National Maritime Museum
Phone: 61 2 9552 7777
FAX: 61 2 9552 2318
Krait Fishing boat/commando raider
Advance Attack class patrol boat
Bareki Wooden harbor tug boat
Carpentaria Lightship CLS 4
Several small craft
Krait carried an Australian commando unit to Singapore where they used kayaks to place limpet mines on docked Japanese ships. The small craft include a 12m America's Cup yacht, a Vietnamese refugee boat and the yacht used by Kay Cottee, first ever (Australian?) woman to circumnavigate the world solo.
Waratah Steam tug
Charge $2 to go onboard.
The Seaport Museum has no buildings, just the ships on display. Also reconstructing an 1874 square rigger, the James Craig.
"Flagstaff Hill" Maritime Museum
Phone (03) 9397 2363 weekends or (03) 9853 0823 before 10 am weekdays
WW2 Bathurst class. Interior has displays of memorabilia and ship models
Small one floor museum located in a spectacular castle overlooking the Danube.
Frederic Mistral Steam tug
Pascal Steam tug
Schiffahrtsmuseum Spitz an der Donua
Bermuda, given its strategically important position between the
Carribean and Europe, has a large number of forts, ramparts, and gun
emplacements; over 60 total. Most are small with minimal or no
information, if they are even accessible. I have listed the most
interesting and informative here.
There are also several shipwrecks visible on the surface or just under, including former HMS Vixen off the west coast, and the Taifun in St. George's harbor.
Bermuda Maritime Museum
Royal Navy Dockyard
The former British naval dockyard has been converted into a large
shopping plaza. In the midst of all the capitalism, there is a museum
on the maritime history of Bermuda, which is, given the geography of
Bermuda, a history of Bermuda itself.
Fort St. Catharine
St. George's, NE corner of the island
Large fort, built up over the 18th and 19th centuries. There are diorama showing a brief history of the colonization of Bermuda, the history of the fort, and a series of displays on the the construction and operation of the fort. There are also spectacular views of the sea, and a ghost.
Succes Steam tug
Amical Steam tug
At least some are landed. Inland barges and small warships.
There is nearby a concrete cargo ship being used as a church.
Baasrode, near Dendermonde
Scheepswerf Van Praet-Dansaert
Phone: 0032/ 52 331101
Fax: 0032/52 332308
Easter - end of October, Sat 1300-1800, Sun 1400-1800
History of Flemish shipbuilding. Oldest tidal drydocks in Belgium
Delphine Steam yacht
Museum of Flemish fishing history.
Canal du centre
Mercator Schoolship, barquentine-rigged
Also part of the bow of HMS Vindictive.
Maritieme Site Oostende
Vindictivelaan 35/Z at B-8400
Tel +32 59 23 43 01
Fax +32 59 23 77 29
Amandine Iceland trawler
Last of her kind.
Maritime Theme Park
Phone +32 (0)50 55 14 15
(0)50 55 04 13
B-143/U-480 Russian Foxtrot
Rio de Janeiro
History Museum of the Army
Coast defense guns, turreted, built by Krupp circa 1920. Still hold annual firing practice.
Navy Cultural Center
Av.e Alfredo Agache
Phone: 55 21 216-5325, 216-6025
FAX: 55 21 216-6191
Tue-Fri; from 1200-1730
Laurindo Pitta Tug
Bauru FF, Ex-USS McAnn, DE 179
Bauru operated on anti-submarine patrol in South Atlantic from 1943 to 1945. Operational museum ship based in Rio, tours principal coastal ports of Brasil. Riachuelo is an Oberon-class submarine. Pitta operated during WWI, was built in England in 1910. Will operate between Cultural Center and Fiscal Island.
Rio de Janeiro Naval and Oceanographic Museum
Rua Don Manuel, 15
Phone: (021) 221-7626
History of Brasilian Navy: maps, models of ships, publications and pieces on history and oceanography.
This site has a database of shipwrecks off Brasil:
The site is in Portugese, and there is a site in English.
Parque de Flamengo
Druzki or Derzki Steam torpedo boat of 1907
P-4 class torpedo boat
Radetsky Steam passenger vessel (replica)
Naval Museum of Alberta
1820 24th St. SW
1 July - 31 Aug Mon-Fri 1000-1700
1 Sept - 30 June Tue-Fri 1300-1700, Weekends and holidays 1000-1800
Closed Christmas and New Years
Ogden Gun is now on display.
The Sunshine Coast Maritime Museum
Phone/FAX: 604-886 9058 & 604-886 4114
SWS Moyie Passenger steam vessel
Samson V Maritime Museum
105-1005 Columbia St.
Phone: (?) 521-7656
FAX: (?) 521-2079
Sat, Sun, holidays 1200-1700, extended hours in summer
Admission free, donations accepted
SWS Samson V Snag removal steamer
New Westminster Quay
B-15/U-521 ex-Russian Foxtrot
St. Naramata Steam tug
SWS Sicamous 1914 passenger vessel
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave., north foot of Cypress St.
Summer (Victoria Day to Labour Day) daily 1000-1700
Winter Tue-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700
Ben Franklin Submersible
RCMP vessel St. Roch transited Northwest Passage on two
occasions in WWII, including first successful Pacific - Atlantic
crossing, and was the first vessel to circumnavigate North America.
Look for the stuffed walrus.
Franklin is a mesoscaphe, designed by Jacques Piccard. It drifted the Gulf Stream in its one experiment.
U-521 Foxtrot class submarine
Maritime Museum of British Columbia
28 Bastion Square
Daily 0930-1630 except Christmas
Tilikum Modified Indian canoe
Tilikum was sailed from Victoria, BC to England on a westerly course from 1901 to 1904 by Captain Voss. They have placed in storage the ketch Trekka, circumnavigated the globe in 1955-1958 - the smallest vessel until that time to do so. Oldest operating elevator in North America.
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd., off Ocean Boulevard
Mar-Oct 1000-1730, Nov-Feb 0900-1430
Modest national park with restored shore defences from 1890s to 1954, and nearby the first
permanent lighthouse on the west coast.
Home of the Royal Canadian Pacific Fleet
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum
Admirals Road, off Esquimalt Road, in Naden section
Phone: 250-363-4312 or 250-363-5655
Mon-Fri 1000-1530, closed statutory holidays
Marine Museum of Manitoba
Bradbury Coast Guard icebreaker
Lady Canadian Freighter and fish packer
Chikama II Lake passenger and freight vessel
Peguis II Tug
Jackie S Wooden fishing boat
Other displays outside and on board Keenora and Lady Canadian. Also has the Black Bear Island lighthouse on display, moved from the original site.
The Naval Museum of Manitoba
HMCS CHIPPAWA - 51 Navy Way
Phone: 943-7745 Ext 222
MTBs, display on HMCS Uganda/Quebec, models, memorials, ship's badges, cap tallies, naval memorabilia, WWII photos. Established 1980.
New Brunswick Museum
Sites in English and French
Large collection of ships' figureheads, paintings, etc. During the
late 1800s, around a third of the wooden ships in Lloyd's Register had
been built in the St. John area.
Railway Coastal Museum
Radio Museum - site of Marconi's experiments
Maritime museum - includes displays on pirates, including one John Paul Jones!
HMCS Fraser DDH 233
Cape Breton Island, Louisbourg (south of Sydney)
Fortress of Louisbourg
Phone: (902) 733-2280
Fax: (902) 733-3046
Reconstruction of 18th century French fortress and part of the surrounding city.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Coast defense fort
Maritime Command Museum
Canadian Forces Base Halifax
Extensive information on the past and present ships of Canadian
Navy, including ensigns, colours, ships plaques, photographic archives,
uniforms, ships' logs. Just about anything relating to Canadian Navy
can be found with help from curators.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Jul 1-Oct 15 Mon, Wed-Sat 0930-1730, Tue 0930-2000, Sun 1300-1730
Oct 16-May 31 Tue 0930-2000, Wed-Sat 0930-1700, Sun 1300-1700
Admission free Tue 1730-2000, Labour Day and Thanksgiving (Canadian)
Details both Military and Civil Naval Transportation.
Excellent collection of small boats. Memorabilia from Mont Blanc, a munitions ship that exploded in 1917 and wiped out downtown Halifax. Also artifacts from Titanic - some victims were buried in Halifax.
1675 Lower Water St.
Hours: June-Oct 1100-1900 daily
Sackville is the last surviving and actively commissioned
WWII corvette. Open for tours all summer. Funds are currently being
sought for further restoration of the engineering spaces. Originally a
"short-f'ocsle" corvette, she was refitted during the war - this
alteration is easily seen when inside the messdeck.
The Canadian Parks Service is nearing completion of restoration
of the substantial submarine mining establishment on Georges Island in
Halifax Harbour. The mine storage building, mine railway tracks and
turntable, mine assembly building and workshops have been partially
restored and stabilized. The site including its extensive underground
gun batteries may open to visitors, but only if Parks Canada finds a
private partner to run the interpretation side, as they say they can't
afford to open the site with their own resources.
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
68 Bluenose Drive
Theresa E. Conner Grand Banks fishing schooner
Cape Sable Fishing trawler
Royal Wave Scallop dragger
Smith & Rhuland's yard, where both Bluenoses were built, is nearby but not part of the museum. Bluenose II presently spends summer in Halifax.
Muskoka Lakes Navigation
Segwun Steam boat, hand fed coal
Wanda III Steam yacht
Segwun sails on Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph from late April to early November.
HMCS Haida Naval Museum
Haida DDE 215
Ship saw much service in WWII and Korea. Only surviving Tribal
class. Manned by university students, and the current CO (Cdr Willson)
served aboard her as a young officer. She has more battle honours than
any Royal Canadian Naval ship before or since. Still used as a training
vessel for Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, who spend weekends aboard ship,
and during the summer the guns are fired every day at noon. The ship is
open as a museum.
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
55 Ontario Street, on the waterfront
Jan-Mar: Mon-Fri 1000-1600
Apr-Dec: Daily 1000-1700
A. Henry is open Jun-Aug daily 1000-1600
Alexander Henry Icebreaker
Traditional boats, such as St. Lawrence skiffs and canoes.
Converted from shipbuilding structures. Exhibits on shipbuilding,
underwater archeology. Henry also serves as a bed and breakfast
from late May to Labour Day. Many models, plus workshops and a library.
Also a steam museum with marine and stationary engines and pumps.
Mariner's Park Museum
Junction of County Roads 13 and 9, South Bay, Prince Edward County
Weekends from Victoria Day to Canada Day
Daily from Canada Day to Labour Day
Weekends from Labour Day to Thanksgiving
Retraces early maritime, cultural and shipping history -
particularly sail - on the Canadian Great Lakes. South Bay has always
been a safe haven for sailing ships when Lake Ontario "blows up". In
1967, the top of the False Duck Lighthouse (originally the oldest in
Prince Edward County, built in 1829) was reconstructed.
National War Museum
Highlights of all Canadian involvement in military actions,
including artifacts, equipment from WWI and WWII. Special exhibit on
role of Canadian Peace Keeping Forces around the world. Big model of
the carrier Bonaventure.
Archives and Collections Society
Not-for-profit foundation dedicated to maritime history and
conservation, marine research and nautical education. They hold
thousands of maritime and nautical documents, books, images, charts,
magazines, sound and video recordings and provide comprehensive marine
and nautical research capability.
45 Queens Quay West
Phone: 416-338-PIER or 800-675-7437
July/August - 1000-2000 daily
May/June/September/October - 1000-1800 daily
November to April - 1100-1700
Number of small watercraft in collection. Collection of marine
artifacts relating to the development of Toronto's waterfront.
Reproduction of a ship's radio office from the 1930's. Working ships'
Norgoma Marine Park dock, downtown
Phone: 705-949-9111, ext 141
Norgoma Great Lakes passenger cruise ship
The last overnight passenger ship built on the lakes.
Nancy Island Historic Site
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Hull of the Nancy: built as a private cargo vessel in 1789;
pressed into British service as a supply ship during the War of 1812.
Burned during a battle on 14 August 1814. The hull was recovered in 1928.
Musee Maritime Bernier
55 rue des Pionneirs Est (55 Pioneers Rd. E.)
En Francais et en anglais
Bras d'Or Hydrofoil
J.E. Bernier II Sailboat
History of the Saint Lawrence River's maritime heritage.
Naval Museum of Quebec/Musee naval de Quebec
170, rue Dalhousie
En Francais et en anglais
La Citadelle de Quebec
En Francais et en anglais
Coast defense fort, still actively garrisoned
Large RML gun, other older weapons.
SWS Keno Steam passenger vessel
SWS Klondike 1937 passenger steamboat
Talcahuano Chilean Naval museum
This turret ship belonged to the Peruvian Navy, but was captured by
Chile during the Pacific War (1879) during the Battle of Angamos. It is
one of very few classic ironclads afloat.
Valparaiso Naval Museum
Vinja Del Mar
Naval gun museum (Name, anyone?)
Mostly early 20th century, but include 19th century armored gun carriage.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
History of shipping on the south China coast and the role Hong Kong
has played. More than 500 different exhibits on display, from a 2000
year old Han dynasty pottery boat to a video introduction of naval
architects' vision of the future of the ship. Historical and modern
ship models, paintings, ceramics, trade goods, interactive games.
The Chinese Navy Museum
No8 Laiyang Road
229 Type-033, license-built Soviet Romeo type
Minsk Aircraft-carrying cruiser
Former Soviet ship, sold to China, turned into museum and theme park. Several aircraft parked on deck.
El Museo Naval de el Caribe
Phone: 57 5 664 2440
FAX: 57 5 664 2440
Maritime Museum of Crete
In Greek, with an English secondary site
Nov-Mar 0900-1400, Apr-Oct 0900-1600, except public holidays
Housed in fortress FIRKA, built by Venetians starting in the 1200s.
Exhibits include many varied ship models, various instruments and
equipment, paintings, heirlooms, objects which were pulled up from the
sea bottom, potsherds, pictures.
Castillo del Morro
Phone: 98 11 78 03
In Danish and English
Springeren Delfinen class SS
In Danish and English
Jylland Frigate (Steam screw)
Maritime Museum of Denmark/Museet for Sofart
Sites in Danish, English, and Chinese
Abdon Calderon Gunboat, ex-Cotopaxi
Khufu's funeral ship
Possibly the oldest sailable vessel in the world.
Estonian State Maritime Museum
Phone: 641 14 09 (Intl. +372-641 14 09)
FAX: +372-641 14 14
Summer: 1000-1800, winter 1100-1600
Lembit SS (Mine laying sub)
Suur T�ll Icebreaker
Mare Research ship
Lembit owned by Estonia, saw action under Soviet flag in
WWII. Built 1936 in England. Both museum vessels are in the Pirita port
outside Tallinn, while the museum itself is at the north end of town in
a 15th century cannon tower called Paks Magareeta, or Fat Margaret.
Mare is active and undertakes surveys using side scan sonar, and has found many wrecks for further investigation.
Ahvenanmaa (Aland), Marianhamn
Alands Sjofarts Museum
Ahvenanmaan merenkulkumuseo (Ahvenanmaa Maritime Museum)
Pommern Steel barque
She is kept in sailing condition. The museum is mostly about sailing merchantmen history.
Russian Foxtrot-class SS
Museum. In active service until sold to some Finnish businessmen. In full working order, bridge and tower closed.
Suomen merimuseo (Finland's Maritime Museum)
Site in Finnish and English
Mostly merchant history. On a island 3 km from Helsinki centrum - get there by ferry.
The last Finnish lightship.
Helsinki, Suomenlinna (Sveaborg)
Phone: 161 5295
Island Fortress, built 1750's. 2 km. from Helsinki Centrum, about
15 min by ferry. One of the largest sea-fortresses in the world, with
some 2,000 guns and 8,000 men. 20 kilometers of fortifications. Owned
by Russians 1808-1917. Some part of the islands, fortifications and
guns from that time period. Was attacked by England in the Crimean war
1854. Has also served as prison. There are 700 inhabitants living on
the islands. Protected by Unesco.
There are several museums on Suomenlinna:
Landed. Last survivor of 5 Finnish subs. Saw action 1939-40 and 1941-1944
Coastal artillery museum
Designer of Suomenlinna fortress. Gunnery officer, artist, ship designer.
Naval academy - need permission to visit. (Shouldn't be hard to get)
Finnish naval history 1700 - Guns, mines, machine guns, torpedo, uniforms, models of ships, equipment from Russian frigate St. Nikolai, which sank 1790.
Landing craft, captured during assault on port of Halkokari during Crimean War, is the only Royal Navy vessel still held as a foreign "prize".
Provincial Museum of Kymenlaakso
(In Finnish, there is an English page also)
Served as a AA-ship in WWII, was hit by Russian bomber. World's oldest existing icebreaker.
Vmv 11 Patrol Motor Boat of WWII
Museum of the Ruotsinsalmi Battles in 1789 & '90. Some 500
ships took part in the battles. In '89 Russia won, '90 Sweden-Finland
won. Russian lost 53 of 273 ships and some 9000 men.
Small museum. 18th century diving suit, possibly oldest in the world.
In Finnish and English
Nasijarvi II Steam tug
She still sails, as long as you plan ahead.
This city hosts several museum ships.
Sigun Sail Barque
Floating museum. One of the few wooden sailing merchantmen in the world.
Suomen Joutsen (The Swan of Finland)
Sailing frigate, ex-school ship and sub-mothership of the navy.
Vetaja V Steam tug
Note: most of the web pages listed below are in French
Musee de Debarquement d'Arromanches
Phone: 31 22 34 31
FAX: 31 92 68 83
Site is in many languages
Just down the road from Bayeux, at the beach. Part of floating
harbor is still there (it's *big*). Small museum with a film, scale
models showing how it was made.
Normandy Invasion Museum
On ring road around town, right across from the British Cemetery.
Much larger inside than it looks. Uniforms and equipment of all
principle militaries involved. Rather complete collection of small
arms. A separate wing has vehicles, including pieces of aircraft found
in the the Channel. Labeling is in French, but much of the material
(newspapers, manuals, posters, signs, etc.) is in English.
Musee de le Marine pour l'Atlantique
Face au 60, quai des Chartrons
Phone: 56 44 96 11
FAX: 56 44 74 85
WW2 era cruiser upgraded with AA missiles
Musee de la Marine
Le Chateau de Brest
Phone: 98 22 12 39
Wed-Mon 0915-1200 and 1400-1800
Belle Poule Schooner
Grande Hermine Dundee
Collection of model ship and other memorabilia related to Brest, Brittany and France and the sea.
Provincial branch of the Musee de le Marine de Paris. New objects coming in include a human torpedo and pocket sub S622.
La Tour Vauban
Ile Saite Marguerite
Musee de la Mer
Maritime and naval archaeology museum on an island outside the harbor, accessed via ferries
Musee d'archeologie sous-marine and subaquatique de cap d'Agde mas de la Clap
Musee de la Marine de Seine
Phone: 35 96 27 30
Musee de la Marine de Loire du Vieux-Chauteauneuf et sa region
La Cite de la Mer
Musee de la Peche/Museum of Fishermen
Musee de la Marine de Loire
Palais de Justice
Place de l'Enfer
Phone: 98 92 65 20
St. Denys Steam tug
Musee de la Marine
Boulevard de l'Imperatrice
Musee de la Marine
Branch of the Musee de la Marine in Paris.
Musee de la Marine de Marseille
Branch of the Paris Musee de la Marine.
36 boulevard des Oceans
Phone: (33) 04.91.29.75.00
FAX: (33) 04.91.29.75.07
Alose Naiade class SS
WWI era sub. Sunk in 1918, found and raised in 1975, bought by
COMEX. On exhibit on the grounds of COMEX, so it is virtually
impossible to visit.
France 2 Meteo frigate
Calypso Science vessel
Alcyone Experimental/science vessel
Meteo frigates were stationed in the Atlantic to do meteorological work in the days before
Calypso carried Jacques Cousteau and his crew on expeditions around
the world is in La Rochelle, France, where she will become a museum.
She was sunk by accident at Singapore in January 1996 and was donated
to the La Rochelle Musee Maritime as part of a U.S.$830,000 project.
Alcyone experimented with "turbosail" masts.
The museum also displays wooden sailing ships, Cousteau's famous
"yellow minisub", a tug, a trailer and various fishing related
Musee Naval Maille-Breze
Quai de la Fosse
In French and English
1 Jun - 30 Sept 1400-1800 daily
1 Oct - 31 May Fri-Sun 1400-1700 plus holidays, group tours available any day
Maille-Breze is an ASW destroyer.
Musee de la Marine
Housed in the fortress of Nice, le Tour Bellanda. Provincial branch of the Musee de le Marine in Paris.
Musee de la Marine
Palais de Chaillot
Place du Trocadero et du 11 Novembre
Phone: 45 53 31 70
FAX: 47 27 49 67
Le canot de l'Empereur Imperial vessel
The National Naval and Maritime Museum. This is the primary museum
- there are 9 provincial museums throughout France. There is an
extensive library and sections on the Navy, naval archeology,
fisheries, oceanography, water sports and pleasure craft.
La Bibliotheque du Musee de la Marine (the library) contains over
30,000 volume and 189 periodicals (66 in publication). Open Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday 0930-1715. Call before visiting.
Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Park de la Vilette
Musee de la Marine
Ho de Cheusses
Place de la Galissonniere
Phone: 46 99 59 57
Nov 16 - Oct 14 Thu-Tue 1000-1200 and 1400-1800
Museum is housed in the former residence of the Admiral of the Fleet. Branch of the Musee de la Marine in Paris.
LOUIS XV double-drydock of 1728
Hermione Sail frigate (reconstruction)
Reconstruction of the 1200 ton, 28 gun frigate, built in
Rochefort in 1778, that Major General La Fayette took to America in
March 1780, to help the Insurgents.
Here the various ropes, strings and lines for the French naval ships were manufactured and treated for new and refitting ships.
Musee de Medecine navale
25, rue amiral Meyer
There is also the library for School of Naval Medicine. It contains
historical texts. It is reserved for students and others doing research, so call ahead.
Rue de Bac de Minden (near �comus�e - avenue de Saint-Hubert)
Phone: +33 40 667966
Espadon S-637, Narval class
Housed in a WWII German submarine pen.
Musee de la Marine
Branch of the Paris Musee de la Marine.
Musee de la Marine
Branch of the Paris Musee de la Marine.
Musee Marine Toulon
Branch of the Paris Musee de la Marine.
Ardeche Chain tug
Kurt Heinz Steam tug
Historisher Hafen Berlin
Berlin-Brandenburgische Schiffahrtsgesellschaft e.V.
Phone:++49 30 - 214 73 257
Fax: ++49 30 - 213 80 42
(only German but with pictures)
Andreas Steam tug (still in operation)
Heinrich Zille Excursion (ex-steamer) ship
Libelle Motor Launch - "Barkasse"
Several smaller vessels and large barges.
Zille has its own website at http://www.zille-revue.de/.
Highlights are annual "harbour feasts" with excursions around the city on the ships and theatre/cabaret shows on board the Zille.
Deutches Technikmuseum Berlin (German Museum of Technology in Berlin)
Phone: ++49 30 / 90 254-0
FAX: ++49 30 / 90 254-175
Kaiser Friedrich Steamer
Both are still in operation.
Recently-raised wooden barge from the 19th century.
Models. Large multi-topical museum - takes at least a week to appreciate everything, but the
shipping/navigation dept. is only a small part - still growing.
In German, with a page in English
Wilhelm Bauer, ex-U-2540 Type XXI
Seehund Mini sub
Rau IX Whaler
U-2540 was raised in 1957 by the company Beckedorfand. Sold to
shipyard Howaldtswerke, towed to Kiel. Completely repaired and refitted
by 1958. Given new Type class 241. 1 September 1960 renamed "U Wilhelm Bauer",
Nato "Y 880". Retired from active military duties 1968. On 20 May 1970
returned to active duty by a civilian organization for industrial
testing. Multiple accidents (primarily two collisions with destroyers)
made repairs of the boat too expensive, so re-retired 18 November,
1980. Sold to the Schiffartsmueseu 15 March 1982.
Walk-through tours are available.
The cog was recovered from the mud of the Weser River, and is being preserved.
Parts of submarines on display, such as a TDC and a scope. Many
models ships from sailing ships up to the modern frigates and
destroyers of the Kreigsmarine.
It is advisable to go there between April and October because
only in this period is it possible to visit the ships and the subs,
since they are lying in a harbour basin and therefore are closed for
the public when it may be dangerous to visit them due to weather
In multiple languages
Brandtaucher Early SS
Built by Wilhelm Bauer in the mid-1800s.
German Inland Waterways Museum
Oscar Huber Paddle steam tug
Minden Unpowered dredger
Elbe Canal icebreaker
Crossen Steam dredger
Cereberus Police launch
Fortuna Steam tug
Teniers Steam tug
Heinrichenburg shiplift, an elevator for ships
Bussard Buoy tender
The vessel sails
Apr 16 - Oct 15 0930-1800, Oct 16 - Apr 15 0930-1600
Small addmission fee
U-995 Type VII U-boat
Walk through tour of sub. Memorial for major maritime battles of WWI, emphasizing the Battle of Skagerak. Landed.
German Maritime Museum
1 of 2 props from Prinz Eugen (see below)
Kwajalien Atoll, Marshall Islands
Prinz Eugen CA
Kwajelien Atoll is restricted - US Army's western ICBM test range impact area. The ship rests upside down on the lagoon side of Ennylabegan Island. The ship was fully outfitted for the A tests including full fuel load (which still leaks into the lagoon) and things like plates and dishes (original). (Yes, I know this is United States territory, but he was a German ship.)
Wurttemburg Paddle tug
Mannheim Passenger steam vessel
Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik
(German Museum of Achievement in Science and Technology)
0900-1700 daily, except holidays
Small admission charge.
U1 pre-WW1 submarine, 1st German u-boat
Natalie Steam launch
Several smaller vessels
Technology museum with many hands-on displays of all sorts of transportation vehicles. Ships, planes, trains, submarines. Large number of beautiful models, ship components and drive demonstrators, a tow tank, and mockups simulating ship interiors.
Riesa Steam passenger boat
Geheimrat Garbe Steam tug
Marime Museum of Peenemunde
Island of Usedom
K-24/U-461 ex-Russian Julliett
Walk-through tour of the submarine.
Tarantul RA corvette
Part of a museum about the rocket museum program.
Ruthof Paddle steam tug
In multiple languages
Saturn Steam tug
Georg Buchner, ex-Charlesville
Traditionschiff, ex-Dresden Cargo ship
1 Mai Salvage vessel
Capella Coastal cargo
Langer Heinrich Floating crane
Traditionschiff contains a museum on shipbuilding. Saturn and Wismar are landed. Capella is WWII-era, and sports a concrete hull. Buchner is a floating hostel for workers, and is not open to the public.
Phone:  6232-6708-0
FAX:  6232-6708-20
U-9 205 class u-boat
Schiffarhts- und Marinemuseum
Model collection is part of the display. The site above is in German.
Atlas Dump bucket dredger
Deutches Marine Museum
Phone.: 04421-41061 / 62
http://www.marinemuseum.de/ (in German)
U10 Type 205 u-boat
Stralsund Rail ferry
See under UNITED KINGDOM
Hellenic Maritime Museum
0830-1400 Tue-Sat, 0900-1300 Sun
Saturday no entry fee
Thalis O Milissos Cable steamer
Georg Averoff Armoured cruiser
~10,000 tons, 4x9.2", 8x7.5" main armament, built in Italy 1910
Eugenios Eugenidis Former cadet training ship
Part of the Hellenic Maritime Museum.
Phone: 210 9888211
Poros Naval Base
Velos Destroyer, ex-USS Charrette
Tue-Sat: 1000-1700, Sundays and public holidays: 1200-1700, Mondays mid-June to mid-September.
Closed New Year's Day and Queen's day (30 April).
Full-size replica of early 18th C Dutch East Indiaman, built from
original plans. Also a royal barge, paintings, models and other
historic and historical items.
Y28122 Naval steam tug
Marinemuseum Den Helder
Mon - Fri 1000-1700, Sat, Sun, holidays 1200-1700, Nov-Apr closed Mondays, closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Schorpioen Masted turret ramship
Abraham Crijnssen Minesweeper
Large collection of ship models and artifacts housed in old East India Company magazine. About 1/2 mile east of main railway station.
B-80 ex-Russian Zulu class
Misnamed Foxtrot by owning company.
Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Northern Maritime Museum)
Tue-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1300-1700
Maritime Museum 'Prins Hendrik'
The collection information system of the Museum is available for
browsing. Information about the objects (in Dutch), images of the
objects (most of them photographs of the Nedlloyd collection), and
images of shipmodels.
Elfin Steam torpedo recovery vessel, ex-British Royal Navy
Jacob Langenberg Steam tug
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Gallerys on ancient and modern maritime and shipping history.
Kossuth Passenger steamer
Now a museum
Kossuth River passenger steamer
Now a museum
River Ganga Passenger paddlesteamer
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Soon to be retired vessel
Indian Maritime Museum
Vikrant, ex-HMS Hercules CVL
Kursura Foxtrot SS
See under UNITED KINGDOM
Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum
204 Derekh Allenby
In Hebrew and English
The museum is housed mostly in the ship, which ran the British
blockade before WWII to save Jews from Nazi Germany. The naval portion
of the museum has models of current and former Israeli navy ships, maps
and historical displays on wartime activities; and various memorabilia,
including the surrender flag from an Egyptian frigate captured while
trying to bombard Haifa in 1956.
Museo Navale Romano
Palazzo Peloso Cepolla
Piazza San Michele 12
Closed on Monday
Wreckage and cargo of an ancient Roman ship of I century CE.
Also a reconstruction of such a ship.
Museo di Palazzo Poggi
Via Zamboni 33
In Italian and English
Open: Monday to Friday
Section dedicated to nautical navigation
Ship models, maps, cannons
Comacchio (near Ferrara)
Ancient Roman vessel recovered from the Mediterranean
Fiumicino (near Roma)
Museo delle Navi
Via Alessandro Guidoni
Closed on Monday
Remains of six Roman cargo ships. The museum is located at the entrance of Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Galata Museo del Mare
Villa Doria, Piazza Bonvicino 7
Phone: it+ 010/6969885
In particular until XVIth century
Museo Civico Navale Didattico
Via San Vittore 21
Phone: +39-2-486885 or 487270
Closed on Monday
Many ship models
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
via s. vittore 21
S-51 Enrico Toti Submarine
Ebe Sail training vessel
Also has the bridge of the liner Conte Biancamano, featuring the grand ballroom, the pilothouse, and the navigation lights.
Via Acton 38
Open on appointment
Ancient ship models
Pietro Micca Steam tug
Saved by the G. Spinelli Friends of Steamships Association, still available to work.
Roman warship, multiple Roman-era trade vessels
Museum being built in old Medici arsenal
Museo Sacrario delle Bandiere e Cimeli delle Forze Armate
MAS 15 Torpedo boat
"maiale" (Italian manned torpedo)
MAS 15 fired the torpedos that sank Szent Istvan, the Austro-Hungarian dreadnought.
Note: the museum is located in the same building (the Vittoriano, the monument celebrating the victory in WWI) hosting the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento.
Museo Tecnico Navale della Marina Militare
Piazza Domenico Chiodo
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
The nearby arsenal is open once per year, on Sunday falling nearest to S. Giuseppe's day
Puglia Protected cruiser
Civico Museo del Mare
Via Campo Marzio 1
Closed on Monday
Focused for fishery. Ship models, maps.
Museo Storico Navale
Maritime museum celebrating a couple millenia of Mediterranean naval operations. One section has large, detailed models of Italian naval vessels.
Museo storico navale (della Marina Militare)
Many ancient and modern models; oils, prints and projects.
Port Royal, Kingston
Old Naval Hospital
JMSA PL "Kojima", ex-Shiga WWII IJN escort vessel
Used by US as ferry boat. Became a weather station. Now public hall of Chiba city in Japan.
Naval Academy of Etajima
Yukizake's anchor and rudder. Probably the luckiest Japanese ship of World War 2 - battle record as long as Enterprise, and hit only once by a 13mm bullet. She was given to China as reparation, and served as Tang Yan until she ran around in 1971. Also, a turret and barbette from BB Mutsu, which blew up in 1943.
Huis ten Bosch, near Nagasaki
Dutch replica town
Site in multiple languages
Wapen Van Hoorn Wood paddle steamer (replica)
Kanko Maru Sail/steam (replica)
Kanrin Maru Sail/steam (replica)
De Liefde Sailing ship
Kanrin was Japan's first steam/sail ship. Kanrin Maru presented by King Willem III of the Netherlands to Tokugawa Shogun in the closing years of the Edo Period. Became the training ship for the newly established Nagasaki Naval Institute, from which many influential leaders of that time graduated.
Kanko was the first Japanese vessel to cross the Pacific, with Kaishu Katsu and other famous Japanese aboard. Sails for most of the year between ports all around Japan's coasts.
De Liefde, stranded in Japan in 1600, marking the start of the historical relationship between Holland and Japan. Aboard this vessel the musical show "Bon Voyage De Liefde" is staged.
The Amelia and two-story wooden paddle-steamer Wapen van Hoorn cross Omura Bay to connect Huis ten Bosch and Holland Village (Associated theme park of Huis ten Bosch)
San Juan Bautista Galleon (replica)
Replica of circa 1613 European-style galleon. Original was called the Keicho Diplomatic Mission Ship, built in Japan with Spanish assistance to carry diplomats to Europe for negotiations of trade.
Japanese Naval Academy
Shibauira Mari Steam tug
Museum of Maritime Science
Wooden model of the Yamato outside ~60 feet long. Kawanishi flying boat. Also an early Antarctic research ship tied up there.
NYK Maritime Museum
in a former building of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha shipping company.
Mon-Fri 0930-2100, Sat-Sun 0930-2130
Admission: 800 yen
This 12,000 ton luxury passenger ship was nicknamed Queen of Pacific, operated 1930 to 1960. Interior is open to the general public and contains a restaurant. Served as hospital ship in WWII.
Yokahama Maritime Museum
Nippon Maru Sail training barque
Mikasa BB (pre-Dreadnaught)
Flagship of Admiral Tojo at Tsushima Straits during Russo-Japanese War.
Al Hashemi II dhow
New built. Museum showcasing traditional shipbuilding and seafaring in Kuwait, featuring 30 different traditional dhows, highlighting the emirate's long maritime and trading traditions.
Old Naval Bakery
On Grand Harbor across from Valetta
Malta's maritime history from early times to today.
National War Museum
Fort St. Elmo
Foot of Republic St.
Italian Explosive Motor Boat
Fuselage of the Gloster Gladiator Faith, and the George Cross and Citation awarded to the Island. Many naval photos and a section dealing with the Pedestal Convoy (Convoy of Santa Maria). Shut at 1400 in the summer.
Multiple, mostly Japanese vessels sunk during WWII, open for
diving. Site is managed jointly by the local government, the US Navy
and the US National Park Service.
Hirondelle 200 ton schooner yacht 1873-1892
Princess Alice Aux. schooner built for oceanography 1892-1898
Princess Alice II Similar 1897-1913
Hirondelle II Steamer 1911
All research vessels sponsored by the King of Monaco.
Naval Museum of Monaco/Mus�e Naval de Monaco Terrasses du Centre Commercial de Fontvieille Niveau 2
Phone number: 00 377 92 05 28 48
Fax number: 377 92 16 05 84
Director : Pr. Claude PALLANCA - Claude_Pallanca@monaco377.com
Admission fee. Group rates available. Handicapped access
Presents a collection of more than 250 ships models (antique boats,
merchant ships, tankers, ships of discovery, carriers, submarines...),
nautical instruments and paintings, enriched by several antique boats
of the private collection of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Larry Robbins maintains a list of maritime museums in New Zealand at:
The Museum of New Zealand has a website listing NZ museums by
collection, name, and region, including a section on maritime museums:
Ferguson Whaling Museum
New Zealand National Maritime Museum
Hobson Wharf, Eastern Viaduct
Rapaki 1926 NZMMM crane steamer
Puke 1872 built 26 Foot steam launch
Breeze 1981 built replica trading brigantine
Ted Ashby 1993 built replica deck scow
Rewa 1876 coastal trading gaff cutter
Piri Pono 1929 speedboat
New Zealand's main maritime museum. Rewa is displayed in the Hall of Coastal Shipping.
Royal New Zealand Navy Museum
Phone: +64-9-4455186 or +64-9-4455999
Historical Maritime Park
Museum of Wellington, City & Sea
The Bond Store, Queens Wharf
Daily 0930-1730, Nov-Mar 0930-1800, closed Christmas day
Wahine Disaster Commerative Exhibition
Exhibition Hall, 28 Dundas Street
Commemorates New Zealand's worst maritime disaster
BAY OF ISLANDS
Museum of Shipwrecks
Department of Conservation Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park
Russell Field Centre
Dargaville Maritime Museum
Moored, undergoing restoration. Last surviving wooden troopship from Crimean War.
Bluff Maritime Museum
Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Museum
Balstad, in Lofoten
Svolvaeringen Small whalecatcher
Bergen (west coast)
Haakonsvern Naval Base
Number of German WW2 minisubs as well as tower of submarine B-2 by the UVBI. This is a fully operational naval base, so access is limited. Contact the base before going.
Bergens SJ�FARTSMUSEUM (Bergen Maritime Museum)
1 Jun - 31 Aug, Daily 1100-1500
1 Sep - 31 May, 1100-1400, Saturdays closed.
Phone: 55 54 96 00
Fax: 55 54 96 10
Aarvak Wooden seal catcher
Gahn Steam launch
Dr�bak, just south of Oslo
Coastal Batteries of Oscarsborg
The Krupp guns of 1893, Moses, Aron and Joshva, that helped sink the German cruiser Bl�cher in 1940. There are guided tours during the summer (July/August); contact the local tourist office.
Coastal artillery battery
German 406mm battleship guns
On military grounds: limited access, guided tours in the summer; contact local tourist office.
Borgenes Convoy escort
Horten (60km south of Oslo)
RNN base Karl Johansvern
Rap PT (built 1875)
Utstein S305, coastal sub, German-designed Type 207
Large collection different items related to the Navy, including guns, turrets, torpedo batteries.
Borgenes steam trawler
Ex-RN `Isles` class T-276 Cailiff
Over 140 years old. Built 1856 in Motala, Sweeden. Transported to Mjosa in pieces and assembled there. Oldest paddlesteamer in operation (summer only) in the world.
Mael (near Rjukan)
Dess Ammonia Rail Ferry
Moevig (outside of Kristiansand)
Very impressive with huge bunkers, built for 4 cannons.
Three 38cm German battleship guns originally, one remaining. Guided tours.
Exploration vessel used by Amundsen and Fr. Nansen
Ra, Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdal's ships
Civilian shipping, polar and exploration vessels.
Huk Aveny 35
Restored 1000 year old longboats found in 20th century.
Oslo Castle (central Oslo)
Models and artifacts from the Norwegian Navy, mainly 1905 - 45.
Torpedoes, guns, Hs293 guided missile, Enigma cipher machines,
historical library for researchers.
Norsk Veteranskibsklub (Norwegian Veterans' Ship Club)
Boroysund Coal-fired passenger/cargo ship
Styrbjorn Coal-fired seagoing tug
Both are undergoing restoration.
Forlandet, ex-Foca Whalecatcher
Southern Actor Steam whalecatcher
British vessel, as no Norwegian whalecatchers remain.
Finnmarken Coastal express ship
Coastal express museum.
Housed in an old ammunition bunker which was part of the German defences (battery Tromso south - 3x10.5cm). Mainly
photographs and a variety of salvaged fittings from Tirpitz. Early colour
photographs showing Tirpitz arriving, the old Norwegian CDBs (coverted to flak
ships) which screened her and Tirpitz exploding after the bomb hit to the
The exhibition is mainly signed in Norwegian and German, but the
curator also speaks very good English (ex-Norwegian Navy man) and will show you
28cm gun towers
C turret from Gneisnau. Also on military area, access may be limited; contact local tourist office.
The Royal Norwegian Navy operates the museum vessel Hitra, a fully restored subhunter (ex-US SC 718), used for commando operations on Norwegian coast during WWII.
Pakistan Maritime Museum
Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road, Near Bahria Auditorium
Phone: (92-21) 4251687, 4942188
Baghochan Traditional riverine boat
The vessels are anchored in a large artificial lake. The bagochan
was built on the museum grounds by artisans using only six tools. There
is a replica of the Manora lighthouse, a mock-up of a Daphne class
submarine's operations rooms, and a central building housing galleries
and naval artifacts.
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama
Peruvian Naval Museum
Collection of models of the Peruvian warships engaged in the Pacific War.
Teniente Primero Manuel Clarero Naval
America Steam ship
Mortar battery, 12" gun, pair of 10" guns on disappearing mounts, Japanese heavy AA guns.
Soldek Bulk coal carrier
Served with Free Polish forces in Royal Navy during WWII.
Gryfia Rail ferry
Polish Military Museum
Complete military museum, including naval displays. Has static
displays of aircraft, armor, artillery, naval weapons outside. Uniforms
and a Salyut inside. Inexpensive, plus a student discount. All labeling
is in Polish.
Museu Mar�timo e Regional de �lhavo
Avenida Dr. Rocha Mada�l
Phone and FAX: 351+034 321 797
Sun - Tues 1400 - 1730, Wed-Sat 0900-1230 and 1400-1730
Dedicated to the "Portuguese White Fleet" and the fishing industry
in Portugal and Aveiro region. Many artifacts from the fisherman: pilot
charts, stories from aboard, schooners' pictures, fishermens' pictures,
letters, ex-votos, objects carried from the places were they have been
like Greenland and St. John's of Newfoundland, compasses, ceramics,
anchors, artifacts from the Eskimos, etc. Also paintings with scenes of
the life aboard, the captains of the schooners, the life of fisherman's
families, and others.
Museu de Marinha
Praca do Imperio
Phone: 351-1-362 00 10
FAX: 351-1-363 19 87
Summer Tue-Sun 1000-1800, winter Tue-Sun 1000-1700, closed national holidays
Admission: adult 1 ticket, children 10-17 less, under 10 and over 65 free
Galeota Grande State Royal Barge
Galeota Pequena Royal Barge
Prince Joao's barge
Galeota da alfandega
Prince Miguel's barge
Royal and state barges dating back to the 1700's.
Dom Fernando II e Gloria Sail frigate
Under restoration. To be displayed in Lisbon once completed. Recently handed over to museum.
P-4 class torpedo boat
Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia
Built by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co; entered service autumn
1900, originally intended to provide service between Baranchuk and
Misovaya to form a link between the eastern and western portions of the
World Ocean Museum pier
Naval museum, on the base
Takes some doing to visit.
Novosibirsk Komsomolets B-396 Submarine (Project 641B, NATO code name TANGO)
They've also got a small Ekanroplan, (Caspian Sea Monster) and a hovercraft.
Museum of the North Fleet
On ulitsa Tortseva at very north part of town not far from the Kola fjord. Very large and well kept collection of uniforms, ship models, parts of ships and old & new naval paraphenalia. Of interest is the collection of photos, uniforms and weapons relating to Soviet naval special forces during WWII.
Lenin Nuclear icebreaker
Wooden boat from Peter The Great's navy
Corner of Petrogradskaya Storona, on the Petrogradskaya Nab
One of three surviving pre-Dreadnaught cruisers. Fired shot to signal storming of Winter Palace in 1917.
Phone: +7(812)556-5266, 356-5177
Wed-Sun 1000-1600, closed last Thursday of each month
D-2, ex-Narodovolet pre-WWII submarine
One of the first subs built by the Soviets.
Central Museum of the Navy
In old stock exchange
Northern Fleet Museum
Phone: (815) 37 77124
This legendary WWII veteran is on land in Severomorsk. Severomorsk special entrance permission may be required.
Pacific Fleet Museum
S-26 E-2 type sub
Landed. Designed in 1930s by Germans working through Dutch front company. Served in WWII.
History of British military presence.
A smallish museum with a collection of local small boats, and a large display on the modern port of Singapore. It has a Vietnamese boatpeople's boat in its sailing condition (i.e. not restored and looking like as nasty a thing to travel in as such boats were).
naval armament and equipment of 1950s.
Maritime museum "Sergej Masera" Piran
Cape Town Harbour
South African Maritime Museum
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Phone: +2721 4192505/6
FAX: +2721 4197332
Daily 1000-1700, except Good Friday and Christmas day
Somerset Boom defence vessel
Exhibits include several small vessels and other maritime history.
Naval West Yard
Assegaai, formerly SAS Johanna van der Merwe SS
South African War Museum
Bartolomeu Dias Maritime Museum
Tel: 27 (0)44 6911067
Mon-Fri 0900-1645, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 0900-1600, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Based on Portugese vessels of the 15th Century. Sailed from Portugal to Mossel Bay in 1987.
Also a shell Museum and aquarium.
South African Navy Museum
The Old Sail Loft, West Yard
0900-1700 year round except Xmas day and one or two other public holidays.
Contains the displays from Fort Wynyard and Martello Tower, which
have been closed due to rationalization. For more information contact
Commander Mack Bissett, FPO, Simon's Town.
Royal barge, 17th century
Barge of Carlos IV, circa 1790
Queen Maria Cristina de Borbon's barge
Museo Mar�timo de Barcelona
Reales Atarzanas (Royal shipyard)
Don Juan de Austria Rowing galleon (replica)
Replica of the ship that fought at Lepanto. Lots of ship models and other artifacts. Former Royal Shipyard.
Museu de la Ciencia
Teodor Roviralta, 55 Barselona, Spain
Phone: 212 60 50
FAX: 418 87 51
Tiburon type - very small sub. 5 man crew, two torpedo tubes, 60 tons displacement.
Launched Sept. 8, 1888. A remarkable example of 19th century engineering, fully capable as a warship. The submarine displays the lines of an Albacore hull and a small conning tower, along with a cruciform tail similar to most current subs. Named after her designer, Issac Peral.
Museo Naval, Paseo Prado
1030 - 1330 daily
Great paintings and large ship models; extensively covers period from Armada to Trafalgar.
Cuidad Real province
Main Archive of Spanish Navy
El Viso del marques
Not open Sunday or Monday
Decorated with 16th century frescos illustrating Marques de Santa Cruz' victories over Turks, etc.
Menorca, Balearic Island
SA-42 Midget sub, either FOCA-1 or FOCA-2
Torrevieja fishing wharf dock
Delphin S-61 (sub)
Eric Nordevall II Project
Replica of 1836 paddle steamer
Goteborgs Maritima Centrum (Gothenburg Maritime Center)
Packhuskajen, Lilla Bommen
Phone: +46 31 101290
Solve Coastal Monitor
Nordkaparen SS - Draken class
Sjofartsmuseet med akvariet (The museum of shipping and the aquarium)
Karl Johansgatan 1-3
Phone: +46 31 612901
Indoor museum. Exhibitions covering all aspects of civilian shipping.
Nya �lvsborgs F�stning (The New Ilvsborg Fortress)
Ferry from Packhuskajen, Lilla Bommen
Located in the entrance to the river Gotaalv. Successfully defended the city from naval attack during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Exhibitions includes display on Thordenskiold, the Norwegian naval
commander who led the attacks on Gothenburg, and museum covering the
excavations of the 18th century East India tradeship Gothenburg, which after 3 years in East India sank just outside the fortress.
Terra Nova, Eriksberg
Replica Swedish East Indies vessel, based on the G�theborg
Phone: +46 (0)31-779 34 50
FAX: +46 (0)31-779 34 55
Phone: 46 (0)455 539 00
FAX: 46 (0)455 539 49
Jarramas Full-rigged ship
T38 Motor torpedoboat
Boxholm Wood-burning steamship of 1904
Tours of the lake from late June to mid-August.
Sj�fartsmuseet (Science and Technology Museum)
Phone: +46 40-34 44 38
FAX: +46 40-12 87 50
S-194/U-194 SS, ex-Russian Whiskey class
Sjohistoriska Museet (National Maritime Museum of Sweden)
Phone: +46 (0) 8 519 549 00
FAX: +46 (0) 8 519 549 49.
http://www.sjohistoriska.nu/ In Swedish and English
Good selection of models of commercial and military subjects from all times
There is also a web page dedicated to the Swedish naval architect Fredrik Henric af Chapman at http://www.chapmannet.nu/
Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)
Phone: +46 8 6664800
http://www.vasamuseet.se/ (In Swedish)
Vasa Wood ship-of-the-line
Sankt Erik, ex Isbrytaren II Icebreaker
Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. She was found in 1956,
raised in 1959 and is being refurbished. Oldest preserved
ship-of-the-line in the world.
Svensk dykerihistorisk f�rening
http://www.sdhf.se/ (In Swedish)
Diving museum, set up in first submarine escape training tank in Sweden. Includes displays of very old diving gear.
Lake Fryken, V�rmland province
Freja Lake steamer
Built in 1867, capsized and sunk 1896 in lake Fryken. Recovered 1994, in service as a tourist boat.
Verkerhshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum)
Rigi Paddle Steamer
Build 1848 by Ditchburn and Mare at Greenwich.
Wilhelm Tell Passenger steamer
Now a restaurant.
TAIWAN/REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Chinese Warships Museum
In Chinese only
Evergreen Maritime Museum
9:00-17:00 Closed Mondays
Ship models, Marine Paintings, Nautical Instruments and Maritme Taiwan History.
Suphanna Hongse Royal(?) barge
Museum commemorating attempt by the British and French to force the Dardanelles in March 1915.
Replica of the Nusret, which laid the minefield that stopped the attempt.
Istanbul (not Constantinople)
Deniz Muzesi (Maritime Museum)
Near the ferry landing in the Besiktas section and on Cezayir Caddesi (Cezayir Street)
Phone: +90 (212) 261 00 40
FAX: +90 (212) 261 01 30
Collection dates back to the naval exploits of Barbarossa. Many
exhibits and aritfacts covering the history of the Ottoman Empire and
the Republic of Turkey. There is a section of a U-boat that was
recovered from the Black Sea coast, and parts of the battlecruiser
Original vessel, in need of restoration. It will be restored by the nearby town of Tarsus.
Ko� Industrial Museum
From 1911. Awaiting restoration.
T.C.G. Gayret Muzesi
ex-USS Eversole DD
Note that most of the following are memorial ships and not museums:
Komsomoletz class MTB
BKA-134 Riverine armored cutter
G-5 class MTB (actually post-WWII minesweeper of type)
BKA-81 Riverine armored cutter
AA defence motor boat, "tender" type
BKA-334 Riverine armored cutter
Zheleznjakov Riverine monitor
BKA-550 Riverine armored cutter (possibly a replica or mock-up)
Smolensk, ex-Polish Krakow Riverine monitor
Scuttled in Desna river.
Mariupol, near Zhdanov
BKA-44 Riverine armored cutter
MTB of unkown type
Historical Regional Museum
Phone: 22 84 90, 25 52 02
M-305, ex-256 Submarine, Russian Quebec class
Sub had sunk due to an accident in 1957. Was raised to become a museum in 1984. Working but dangerous AIP propulsion system.
TKA-383 G-5 class MTB
TKA-52, TKA-725 G-5 class MTBs
BKA-41 Riverine armored cutter
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
The Ahmed bin Majed Navigator Museum
Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Road
Open Afternoons 4-6 (usually), Not Friday
Small, private Museum; a collection of everyday articles of the
peoples of the Gulf (esp Ras al-Khaima) for whom the sea figured very
largely: the dividing line between maritime objects and land-based
objects is rather blurred.
UNITED KINGDOMI have deferred this section to a site created by Drs. Janet West and M. H. Evans, a wife and husband team. Their site is very comprehensive, and brought up to date in 2015. It lists over 250 museums and 450 historic vessels (many are part of museum collections, and a large number are small vessels) in the British Isles, including Ireland. To save space I'll just give a pointer.
The web site:
The file is in the public domain and may be freely used, distributed and copied for non-profit-making purposes.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Due to the huge size of the list, I have separated the USA section to its own page:
Display of a medium caliber gun from the Graf Spee, salvaged in 1997.
Vietnam History Museum
Artefacts retrieved from 5 sunken vessels in the Southern Vietnam sea.
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