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Address: Paseo del Muelle, 24, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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+34 943 43 00 51

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Rich maritime history

Located in a 18th century house next to the aquarium this small museum is devoted to the local rich maritime history. Interesting information but a bit too didactic and drawn out... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Angelo G

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Marmande, France
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

an interesting little musem of maritime history and tools and a great aquarium. no parking but easy to get to walkink or taxi. Scary sharks alive and dead. Next door is the old maritime which is now a free exhibition space.

Thank daisy667
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum is closed on Mondays. Opening hours a bit erratic but eventually we managed to see the exhibition. Its is on until the end of the year. Entitled Women and the Sea it is an in depth look at the role women have played in San Sebastian maritime history. Take your time to enjoy the comprehensive exhibition.

Thank Giselle M
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157 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Located in a 18th century house next to the aquarium this small museum is devoted to the local rich maritime history. Interesting information but a bit too didactic and drawn out for our liking. Surely worthwhile for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Thank Angelo G
Preston, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Opening hours are odd but definitely worth a visit. The display was about women and the sea and they had a leaflet in English that we could borrow. You don't need long but on a rainy day - a must.

Thank David A
Brussels, Belgium
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422 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We discovered this museum while exploring the harbourside of San Sebastian where the Aquarium is. The sign on the facade of the museum showing a woman standing on the edge of a cliff staring at the ocean attracted our attention, so we went inside. The English title of the exhibition is *Women and the Sea* and goes from Jan. 29... More 

Thank Exelcis
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Perhaps things get lost in translation but this should be more appropriately named "Fisheries Museum" as just about all of the otherwise modest number of exhibits relate to fisheries rather than naval matters. If that's what interst you by all means go and visit, otherwise dont bother.

Thank LBR85
Izmir, Turkey
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The naval museum hosts many items belonging to the rich naval history of the town, naturally. The highlight for me was the one-hour film they showed on the history of cod-fish hunting. Must see!

1 Thank Figen D
Feltham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We visited the musem and not the aquarium which may be why our experience differs from other reviewers! The exhibition is on two floors and consists solely of artwork relating to the area, some modern and the more interesting going back to the 18th/19th centuries. It was good but has no comparison to any other maritime museum we have been... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

The Naval Museum is at the top of Monte Igueldo and a good walk upwards. The views from the top are spectacular. The museum is interesting but there are few descriptions in English.

2 Thank Taisteal

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