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15th Oct. - 14th Apr.: Thu-Sun 10am-5pm
The maritime museum is located in a former fish market hall at the Kiel harbour. Is there a better place to vividly present the maritime history of Kiel, the town of the navy, industry and workers?
Young and old can discover many things in the permanent exhibition: models representing ships from all times, nautical instruments, ship paintings, figureheads, the legendary Kiel marine suit for boys and inventions like a model of the first German submarine, an original sonar, dioramas and the emperor’s panorama 3-D-picture-show. In addition, monumental seascape paintings, other maritime paintings and the kitchen-cum-living-room of a shipyard worker are presented.
Take your time for a visit. You are rewarded by an exciting tour of maritime Kiel. At the adjoined museum pier you can visit three veteran ships: the lifeboat "Hindenburg", the fireboat "Kiel" and the buoy ship "Bussard" from 1905. In the latter take a look at the original steam engine and boiler room.
No entrance fee!
Guided tours of the maritime museum for all of the family on every 1st Sunday of a month at 11.30 am, Guided group tours by appointment
Information: museum leaflet, on the maritime museum and ist collections: Jürgen Jensen, Das Kieler Stadt- und Schiffahrtsmuseum (1980), selected publications on maritime topics
Responsible body of the maritime museum is the town of Kiel.Supportive association is the “Förderkreis Kieler Schiffahrtsmuseum e.V.”
Arriving by car
Town centre/harbour: 100 metres from the „Ostseekai“, can be reached by all busses running to the town centre