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DSM digital

Man, ship and more

Special exhibitions and highlights in 2021.

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Digital opening: MAPS KNOWLEDGE SEA - discover digitally

Immerse yourself in the world of navigation and maritime charts.




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The Bremer Kogge - 600 years of history to marvel at

Learn more about the best preserved medieval merchant ship in the world.

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Man & Sea

What ecological, economic, technical and social circumstances have influenced the relationship between man and the sea?

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Packing moving boxes

60,000 exhibits and 380,000 archival records move into the new research depot.

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The museum is under reconstruction! Visitor information

Opening Hours


TUE – SUN 10 am – 6 pm

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The museum will be closed from November 2 until further notice.

Corona prevention: We close - and stay open for you digitally

Due to the new corona regulations of the state of Bremen, our museum will be closed from Monday, November 2, until further notice. In the meantime, we invite you to make greater use of the digital services of our museum.

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New home for exhibits


Pack - unpack - arrive: The 380,000 archival records and 60,000 museum objects are in for an eventful time. By the end of the year, they will be moved bit by bit into the new research depot, which is already an eye-catcher in the fishing harbour. The wooden plank façade is reminiscent of the cog. The DSM team is facing the mammoth task of moving all the exhibits, from the button collection to the lifeboat, into the new home and assigning them a suitable place in the 2300 square metre depot.

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News from the museum


Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference: Seeing the "Other"? - Theories & Histories of (Post-)Colonial Visual Cultures, 8 - 9 april 2020. Find more details to the programme



Virtual start of the new research project for the Hanseatic League

The LIFTE research project starts on Tuesday, October 20, with a virtual kick-off that interested parties can follow on the Internet.

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From Antiquity into the Future

What are the duties of a digital curator? Isabella Hodgson reveals it. A native of Bavaria, she has only been part of the DSM since November 2020, but she cultivates a decades-old maritime connection.

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Free use of the online ship dictionary

NEW: Students of nautical science, researchers and fans of the maritime world will be pleased, because the online ship dictionary can be used free of charge from now on. With just one click, technical terms from the fields of marine engineering and shipping can be quickly translated from German into English and vice versa.

to the ship dictionary


Provenance research at the German Maritime Museum: An old engine and its history in Nazi Germany

In the framework of provenance research, the German Maritime Museum discovered that the single-cylinder four-stroke engine was unlawfully confiscated from the former company owners during the Nazi era.

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Provenance research on the looted property of Jewish emigrants is extended to Hamburg

The DSM's research work on the whereabouts of Nazi looted property will be extended to Hamburg and financially supported by the German Center for Cultural Heritage Losses.

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First German tide calculator goes into operation

History comes alive: The 105-year-old tide calculator has been restored. Since May 2019, restorer Tim Lücke has cleaned thousands of gears, ball bearings and tidal gears using the new dry ice blasting method.

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Exhibition KOGGE meets PLAYMOBIL ends after great success next Sunday

Only until next Sunday: Many small and large guests have visited KOGGE meets PLAYMOBIL.

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Foto: Bernd Ohlthaver

A ship with an eventful history

Wooden freighter, training ship, hotel ship and restaurant: the SEUTE DEERN has had many functions in her 100-year history. Learn more about her history and her fateful anniversary year.

about the history of the SEUTE DEERN


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Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


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