Friends of the German Maritime Museum


Dedicated promotional organisations support the museum's work


The history of the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven is characterised by civic engagement.

Our work at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven is supported by civic engagement. The very founding of the German Maritime Museum was provided with a great boost by the Förderverein Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum e.V. and the Kuratorium zur Förderung des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums e.V. (Board of Trustees). The chairpersons of the Förderverein and the Kuratorium are still members of the Foundation Council as well as of the "Bauliche Neugestaltung" (constructional re-design) steering group of the German Maritime Museum.

The Verein Technikmuseum U-Boot WILHELM BAUER e.V. founded in 1984 also supports our museum. The association operates a technological museum inside the hull of the U 2540 submarine that is moored in the museum harbour. The SEUTE DEERN initiative group founded in 2015 advises the German Maritime Museum with regard to the preservation of the SEUTE DEERN, the unique restaurant ship in the museum harbour.

We warmly thank all those who have dedicated themselves to our museum in this or in other ways, and invite all others to participate and become a part of the community. Please feel free to contact us or one of the associations below.


Our friends


Förderverein Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum e.V.

With around 2,500 members, the Förderverein Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum e.V. is one of the largest support associations for a cultural institution in the Federal Republic of Germany. read more

Board of Trustees for the Promotion of the German Maritime Museum e.V.

The Board of Trustees - initiator of the idea of establishing a German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven and one of the four founders of the museum read more

Technical Museum Submarine WILHELM BAUER e.V

The submarine WILHELM BAUER is moored in the Old Port of Bremerhaven. It is maintained by the Verein Technikmuseum U-Boat WILHELM BAUER e.V. read more

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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