Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
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Visiting Hours :
10 am to 7 p

Contact No :
49-471-48 20 70

Location :
Bremerhaven , Germany

Display Objects :

Its task is to collect, record, research and present documents and artifacts pertaining to German maritime history. For this purpose, the DSM is equipped with laboratories and technical facilities for the examination, conservation and restoration of different types of water craft as well as other objects.

It also houses a wide range of artifact collections and a dedicated archive and specialist library with adjacent reading room. The DSM is publisher of two periodicals as well as four scientific monograph series.

Description :

  • The Deutsches Schiffahrts museum is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany.

  • It is part of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. The main museum building was opened on September 5, 1975 by then-president Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971.

  • In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was found in the Weser river in the 1960s, was presented to the public after undergoing a lengthy process of conservation in a large preservative-filled basin.