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Ship watching

Cog hall and ships daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: 6 euros, reduced 3 euros

Visiting a ship: 1 Euro

Coming soon

Exhibition "Space for Conjecture" starting in October 2021


XXL move New research depot ist ready for occupancy

The new research depot in Bremerhaven's fishing port is ready for occupancy.


The "Bremen Cog": 600 years of history to marvel at

The "Bremen cog" is the best preserved medieval merchant ship in the world.


The museum is under reconstruction! Visitor information

Opening Hours

Cog hall and ships daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Erweiterungsbau closed for exhibition construction


6 Euro

reduced 3 Euro

+++ Please show your vaccination certificate, daily updated test or proof of recovery at the entrance. Thank you. +++


Cog Hall and Ships open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Digital offerings



Whether video tours, virtual exhibitions or experiments to try out: Discover our museum from the comfort of your own sofa.

visit the museum from home



Star from 1380



The cog is the centrepiece of the museum. Behind the wreck, which is more than 600 years old, lies a research thriller: discovered by chance in 1962 in the mud of the Weser, the complex salvage took three years. Afterwards, a team of restorers assembled the 2000 individual parts. To prevent the brittle oak wood from shrinking, the wreck floated in a tank filled with preservative for 18 years; in 1999 the liquid was drained and the construction removed. The cog remains an exciting object of research for scientists from all over the world and is considered the best-preserved trading ship of the Middle Ages








New and yet familiar: We are expanding our range with special museum treasures: Clocks and chains made of SEUTE DEERN wood.

+++ Currently all watches are sold out. We are waiting for supplies. If you are interested, you are welcome to register on the waiting list via the contact form. +++ We are pleased about the great demand and ask for a little patience.




Hygiene in the museum in Corona times



Cog hall and ships can be visited

The exhibitions are open as usual daily from 10 am to 6 pm. In order to protect guests as well as museum employees, certain hygiene and contact rules must be observed. Among other things, there are distance markings, transparent hygiene barriers at the cash desks, disinfection facilities at the entrances as well as at the listening stations and a pre-marked circular route. As with public transport and shopping, it is also compulsory to wear mouth and nose protection when visiting museums.

+++ Please show your vaccination certificate, daily updated test or proof of recovery at the entrance. Thank you. +++


More information about our measures



News from the museum


Save the Date

Conference on the topic of provenance

The DSM's Provenance Research Department is planning the symposium "The Handling of Relocation Goods of Jewish Emigrants in European Ports" on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Interested parties can register soon.


Welcome to DSM

New commercial manager

Katharina Horn is the new Commercial Director at the DSM as of September 1. We wish the science manager a good start and welcome her warmly.


Special funds from the federal government

Making history fit for the future

Our historical treasure trove of documents is being made fit for the future. Several student employees are taking care of 81 shelf meters of archives full of diaries, files, nautical charts, letters and the like. Now it's time to gently clean, sort and remove damaging staples.

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New virtual exhibition

Digital intoxicate

The exhibition "Cocoa, Coffee, Tobacco - Intoxicants in the Past" can be visited online.

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DSM researches the colonial history of Norddeutscher Lloyd

A new research project sheds light on the role of the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd in the transport of cultural goods from former German colonies during the German Empire.

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International Conference / Call for Papers

A civil ocean - maritime space

International Conference of the Network of Maritime Museums of the North Sea, April 28-30, 2022, in English. Call for Papers until October 1.




Eight museums - one action plan



Analog and digital: In joint events, the eight Leibniz Research Museums show how new knowledge is created under the motto "A World in Motion". Discover here the activities that have been realized at the DSM thanks to Action Plan II. Have fun immersing yourself in worlds of knowledge.

Action Plan activities




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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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


Opening hours

Cog hall and ships are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

how to reach us

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


T. +49 471 482 07 0

Contact person

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