New special exhibition "Cog meets PLAYMOBIL - The story of a ship told anew" from 26 June 2020

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Special offers for pupils and families with children in times of the Coronavirus crisis

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SEA CHANGES – World & Sea in transition

Special exhibition on marine and climate change

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360° POLARSTERN –  A virtual research expedition

Discover driving, research and Life aboard the POLARSTERN.

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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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The museum is under reconstruction! Visitor information

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The German Maritime Museum in transition - research becomes exhibition


The climate is changing - meteorologically, but also socially.


Climate change raises questions and fuels debate. Researching shipping plays an important role in understanding and calculating the consequences of global warming on the oceans.

Our exhibitions offer insights into research, driving and life on board the famous icebreaker POLARSTERN. "360° POLARSTERN - A virtual research expedition". Extended until 14 October 2020.

World and sea in change - this is the theme of our new exhibition SEA CHANGES, which you can view together with the POLARSTERN exhibition in our new building.

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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



News from the museum


Web-Special "Cog meets PLAYMOBIL"

The special exhibition "Cog meets PLAYMOBIL - The story of a ship retells" will be accompanied by a virtual extension of the exhibition from 26 June 2020 in the form of digital panoramas from a micro perspective of the toy figures with interactive elements and several search games.

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An App to the museum for everyone?

People with dementia or other cognitive impairments should be able to visit the museum more easily. The German Maritime Museum makes itself available as a Living Lab for this purpose.
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Research and exhibition project

"Seeing the other?" The perception of the foreign in photographic travel and memory albums

The project "Seeing the Other?" discusses, among other things, the medium of photography and photographic "memory pictures".

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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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