Cog hall and ships are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
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The German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven is a research museum of the Leibniz Association, and a place of education and dialogue. Maritime questions of relevance to society as a whole are the core of our work. In researching and communicating these questions, we insist on the highest quality requirements and ensure these through a Scientific Advisory Board. The guidelines for our work are formed by international museum standards. Equal opportunities, freedom from barriers and child-friendliness are implemented in our daily work. We enter into active dialogue with our visitors and thus optimise our services and offerings.
During excavation work in a Bremen harbor basin a medieval cog is discovered. This laid the basis for the foundation of the German Maritime Museum.
Our German Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 as an independent foundation legally responsible under civil law, and opened in 1975 as a museum.
The museum was incorporated in 1980 into the joint research promotion by the federation and the states ("Blaue Liste"/today "Leibniz Association).
Until 2000 our research focus is oriented on technical and natural scientific aspects, especially on the conservation of large waterlogged finds.
The research focus shifts to the history of research and science.
The German maritime museum experiences structural and organizational changes, construction and renovation activities begin. It gets the name affix "Leibniz Institute for German…
2013 the DSM is embarking on a new course. The new research and exhibition programme "Mankind & the Sea" gets visible through the opening of the newly designed cog hall.