Wind and waves, explorers and pirates. Over 40,000 miniature models, a treasure trove of vessels of gold, silver and amber. Navies of the world, navigation and communication at sea, cruise ships and container ships, the “Queen of the Seas” Queen Mary 2, comprised of a million Lego bricks, an underwater robot, a real ice wall to touch, films from the deep sea, and samples from the seabed. Hamburg’s oldest, well preserved storage building, the landmark Kaispeicher B invites you, in the harbor city, on a journey through 3,000 years of maritime history. There are museum tours with captains, I like to come with my private skipper.
Additional special features: the feeder launch at the entrance, available audio-guides, and the restaurant & bistro, the central location also accessible by boat
Exhibited are the world’s largest collections of the former Institute for marine and naval history of Peter Tamm, a German journalist and manager. Over time he gathered ship models, miniature ships, construction plans, paintings, watercolors, graphics, uniforms and weapons. The area of the historic naval uniforms and awards is regarded as the most historically significant.
For a quick get-to-know of the museum you can purchase the Störtebeker Ticket valid from 16:30 till closure for only € 6.
Newest exhibit: the oldest Flaschenpost (message in a bottle) in the world with postcards from 1913 and a diorama of Helgoland. Another highlight – to be a captain for once – their new ship simulator in use for the first time!