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Cogg Hall: MO till SU 10 AM till 6 PM + Ships daily 10 AM till 5.45 PM + free entrance for refugees + Безкоштовний вхід для українців


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Our research focuses



In Thematic Field 1 (Shipbuilding in the socio-economic context), the long-term social and economic structural changes in shipbuilding are examined.

Shipbuilding in the socio-economic context

We study the significance of shipping for the collection of data and the generation of knowledge. After all, without ships, there would be a lot we wouldn't know about the Earth.

Ships as media of knowledge generation

There are many reciprocal effects between shipping and the environment: ships not only serve marine exploitation, they have also contributed to global and irrevocable change to the seas.

Shipping and the environment



Research projects



LIFTProv - The handling of Jewish emigrants' resettlement goods in Hamburg

The research project aims to trace the path of Jewish emigrants' personal belongings from the moment they leave their homes to the moment they are bought. read more

Maps - seas. New research project on nautical charts at DSM

Sea charts were - and still are today - the basis of navigation on the seas. The BMBF supports the research of historical nautical charts from our collection. read more

Relocation goods confiscated in Bremen ports

Relocation goods confiscated in Bremen ports read more

All projects

The Museum collection


ship models

life saving appliances

Canvas and posters


nautical instruments

graphics and drawings



Fishery and whaling

The library

The library holds a comprehensive collection of titles on German maritime history and marine exploitation. Stock can be read free of charge in the reading room.

To the library


Our collection in stock-room and archive

Our collection of objects and archives is the basis for our exhibition and research work. You can see various pieces from the collection in the exhibition or online.

To the collection in the stock-room and archive



Cooperative research


Cooperative research

Guest Researchers, German Maritime Museum Fellows, Senior Experts and Promotion of Young Scientists at DSM

Research and exhibition at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven are based on internal and external cooperation. The project-oriented cooperation is based on interdisciplinarity, internationality and networking. It serves quality assurance and the development of innovative methods.

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Our researchers



Get to know us. To the employee profiles.

Opening hours

Cog hall: Monday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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