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International Maritime Museum

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Address: Kaispeicher B | Koreastrasse 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 30092300
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Learn about the history and future of shipping, and Hamburg’s importance,...

Learn about the history and future of shipping, and Hamburg’s importance, at this tremendous museum. Artifacts include ship models, paintings, uniforms and nautical devices.

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Multiple floors to walk thru. Take time for this one

We were compressed for time and only had 50 minutes to spend. You could easily do 90-120 minutes depending on your interests. Well laid out. Dont miss the mini-subs out the back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a former seafarer, I was keen to visit here. It is good, reasonably priced and passes a few hours. Pity more English translation was not offered.

Thank IrishJimbo
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic example of a museum collection founded by the drive of one man. The legacy of the late Peter Tamm is in need of interpretation and development if it is to be sustainable and appeal to a broad audience.

Thank Roy and Sarah C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were compressed for time and only had 50 minutes to spend. You could easily do 90-120 minutes depending on your interests. Well laid out. Dont miss the mini-subs out the back door or the periscope.

Thank Esther F
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum for its proximity to the hotel and my interest about ships. It is Indeed well furnished with a variety of finds , reproductions and art , all over the floors, 9 of them! I could have spent the whole day there if only I had more time. A top notch museum. Certainly it would be more... More 

Thank Thomas d
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spread over 9 floors (or rather decks) this is heaven for anyone remotely interested in maritime history. Many intricate ship models, uniforms, medals, marine artefacts and ephemera means that you can spend many hours just browsing the objects here. The entire 8th floor is given over to tiny ship models and is fascinating. Well worth a visit if you are... More 

Thank Alistair K
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a half-day exploring and enjoying the nine floors of Hamburg's International Maritime Museum with it's rich collection of seafaring history from ancient boats to the latest oceanic research. On the top floor is an outstanding collection with thousands of ship models, most in 1:2000 or 1:1250 scale - historic and modern naval vessels, as well as intricate sailing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan time to get through all the floors. We were there with a group in conference and got a quick tour staying floor 9. Did not have time to get through all the floors as the other group was to start 45 minutes later and we would go for the simulator. Real nice museum. Our guides had plenty of cool... More 

Thank karibou_blue
Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamburg is very proud of its maritime history, so it comes as no surprise that there would be an extensive museum there dedicated to just that. There is a lot to take in here spread over nine floors. Was there midweek in December and it was very busy, so get there early and be prepared to spend a couple of... More 

Thank 6TeamB4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is huge, spread over 9 floors. The english translations attached to all the models/paintings etc was few and far between. It seemed to have some on the top floor (where they suggest you start) but then on some of the really interesting pieces it did not. A lot of the displays were still very interesting to look... More 

Thank joseppimanc
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very comprehensive - it far exceeded our expectations. Ship models made out of bone, ivory, silver and gold. Ship models from every era, country, and peoples. Paintings. Naval uniforms from around the world. History of navigation with instruments on display. History of passenger travel and emigration. Naval battles and battleship models. Ship building. Military insignia. Fascinating!!

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