maritime museum

museum specializing in the display of objects relating to ships and travel on large bodies of water

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English Maritime museum

A maritime museum (sometimes nautical museum) is a museum specializing in the display of objects relating to ships and travel on large bodies of water. A subcategory of maritime museums are naval museums, which focus on navies and the military use of the sea.

The great prize of a maritime museum is a historic ship (or a replica) made accessible as a museum ship, but as these are large and require a considerable budget to maintain, many museums preserve smaller or more fragile ships or partial ships within the museum buildings. Most museums exhibit interesting pieces of ships (such as a figurehead or cannon), ship models, and miscellaneous small items associated with ships and shipping, like cutlery, uniforms, and so forth.

Ship modellers often have a close association with maritime museums; not only does the museum have items that help the modeller achieve better accuracy, but the museum provides a display space for models larger than will comfortably fit in a modeller's home, and of the museum is happy to take a ship model as a donation. Museums will also commission models.

There are thousands of maritime museums in the world. Many belong to the International Congress of Maritime Museums, which coordinates members' efforts to acquire, preserve, and display their material. There is a risk that too many maritime museums might dilute the experience for the public, while a poorly managed museum might put other municipalities off from the idea of hosting such a museum.At 19 acres (7.7 ha), Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, US, can lay claim to the title of largest museum; it preserves not only a number of sailing ships, but also many original seaport buildings, including a ship chandlery, sail loft, ropewalk, and so forth. However, the UK's National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is also a contender, with many items of great historical significance, such as the actual uniform worn by Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.

A recent activity of maritime museums is to build replicas of ships, since there are few survivors that have not already been restored and put on display. Another is operating a museum harbour, most notably in Germany and the Netherlands but elsewhere too, that offers mooring to privately owned historical vessels, which can be watched but not boarded.

Source: Maritime museum

German Schifffahrtsmuseum

Ein Schifffahrtsmuseum (auch Schiffsmuseum, Seemuseum) beschäftigt sich allgemein mit Schiffen, mit der Schifffahrt und deren Geschichte. Im internationalen Sprachgebrauch wird oft der Begriff Maritimes Museum (z. B. englisch maritime museum) verwendet, der wesentlich umfassender ist als das ähnlich klingende deutsche Wort Marinemuseum und zum Beispiel auch die Meereskunde umfasst. Eine bessere englische Übersetzung wäre nautical museum für Schiffsmuseum und naval museum für ein Marinemuseum. Daneben gibt es auch U-Boot-Museen. Eine besondere Form ist das Museumsschiff. Thematisch ähnlich angelegt ist ein Hafenmuseum. Inhaltlich gibt es zahlreiche Überschneidungen, insbesondere was die Ausstellungsstücke anbelangt. Neben den staatliche Museen gibt es – oft anknüpfend an ein Museumsschiff oder einen bestimmten Standort – zahlreiche private Museen.

Eine Besonderheit ist das Deutsche Schifffahrtsmuseum in Bremerhaven: Die Gesamtanlage mit Gebäuden und Museumsflotte steht seit 2005 unter Denkmalschutz.

Source: Schifffahrtsmuseum

Spanish Museo marítimo

Un museo marítimo es un museo especializado en la exhibición de objetos relacionados con los barcos y la navegación en mares y lagos. Un museo naval se centra en las marinas de guerra y el uso militar de la mar. Existen muchos museos navales y marítimos en todo el mundo, entre ellos:

Source: Museo marítimo

French Musée maritime

Un musée maritime est un musée consacré aux activités marines et lacustres de l'Homme.

Source: Musée maritime

Japanese 海事博物館


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Chenese 海事博物館


Source: 海事博物館

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instance ofNaval Museum of Madrid
instance ofThe Mo Sheringham Museum
instance ofMaritime Museum of Montenegro in Kotor
instance ofSS Great Britain
instance ofWellington Museum
instance ofMusée national de la Marine
instance ofFisheries and Maritime Museum
instance ofNew Bedford Whaling Museum
instance ofMuseum of Ancient Shipbuilding
instance ofInternational Maritime Museum Hamburg
instance ofViking Ship Museum
instance ofPakistan Maritime Museum
instance ofCaptain Cook Memorial Museum
instance ofHafenmuseum Bremen
instance ofNational Maritime Museum Cornwall
instance ofMuseo Marítimo del Cantábrico
instance ofYM Oceanic Culture and Art Museum
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instance ofShetland Museum
instance ofMuseum of London Docklands
instance ofBoston Navy Yard
instance ofChatham Historic Dockyard
instance ofSeaCity Museum
instance ofMerseyside Maritime Museum
instance ofMuseum of Maritime Science
instance ofNational Waterfront Museum
instance ofDossin Great Lakes Museum
instance ofAalborg Søfarts- og Marinemuseum
instance ofNational Maritime Museum
instance ofCharlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre
instance ofBrest national naval museum
instance ofLighthouse of Genoa
instance ofColumbia River Maritime Museum
instance ofSydney Maritime Museum
instance ofCape Cod Maritime Museum
instance ofSouth Australian Maritime Museum
instance ofCaptain Cook Birthplace Museum
instance ofMarine Museum at Fall River
instance ofMaritime Museum in Odessa
instance ofKingston Marine Museum/Kingston Dry Dock
instance ofnaval museum
instance ofRiver and Rowing Museum
instance ofAustralian National Maritime Museum
instance ofMaritime Museum of BC
instance ofNational Maritime Museum in Gdańsk
instance ofHolyhead Maritime Museum
instance ofAberdeen Maritime Museum
instance ofHull Maritime Museum
instance ofHurtigruten Museum
instance ofHet Scheepvaartmuseum
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instance ofFleetwood Museum
instance ofEssex Shipbuilding Museum
instance ofSeal Point Lighthouse
instance ofNational Coracle Centre
instance ofArdnamurchan Lighthouse
instance ofBattleship Cove
instance ofErie Maritime Museum
instance ofMilford Haven Museum
instance ofStonington Harbor Light
instance ofMaritime Museum of San Diego
instance ofQueensland Maritime Museum
instance ofBengtskär lighthouse
instance ofChios Maritime Museum
instance ofNational Museum of the Pacific War
instance ofWatchet Boat Museum
instance ofDunkirk Port Museum
instance ofMichigan Maritime Museum
instance ofBermuda Maritime Museum
instance ofMuseo del Mar (Peñíscola)
instance ofBrighton Fishing Museum
instance ofNorthwest Seaport
instance ofDartmouth Museum
instance ofTime and Tide Museum
instance ofNational Fishing Heritage Centre
instance ofPeabody Essex Museum
instance ofSheffield Island Light
instance ofClassic Boat Museum
instance ofApalachicola Maritime Museum
instance ofVoyager New Zealand Maritime Museum
instance ofMaritime Museum of Tasmania
instance ofNorwegian Maritime Museum
instance ofSan Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
instance ofChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
instance ofHovercraft Museum
instance ofMystic Seaport
instance ofIstanbul Naval Museum
instance ofMaritime Museum of Finland
instance ofMaritime Museum of Barcelona
instance ofNantucket Whaling Museum
instance ofUSS Midway Museum
instance ofRamsgate Maritime Museum
instance ofMalta Maritime Museum
instance ofVasa Museum
instance ofViking Ship Museum
instance ofCenter for Wooden Boats
instance ofMonterey Maritime and History Museum
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