Maritime museums along
the West Coast of Europe
from Skagen to Gibraltar

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The Fisheries and Maritime Museum Esbjerg

The West Coast of Europe exhibition was for the first time on display at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, Denmark from late October 2008 till May 2009.

The Fisheries and Maritime Museum - the partner museum in the West Coast of Europe Project - is the largest institution of its kind in Denmark focusing on Danish fisheries and marine biology, the tidal wetlands (Wadden Sea), west Jutland coastal shipping and the North Sea offshore industries. The theme of the museum is People and the sea.
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark Helsingør (Elsinore)
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark opened in 2012 and is the Danish national maritime museum.

Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven
The German Maritime Museum is Germany's major maritime museum.

The Netherlands
Maritiem Museum Rotterdam

The West Coast of Europe exhibition was from 13 February to 10 October 2010 on display at the Maritiem Museum Rotterdam.

The Maritime Museum Rotterdam is situated right in the heart of Rotterdam, five minutes' walk from the Coolsingel and the Erasmus Bridge. Moored alongside is the museum ship 'Buffel'.
Fort des Dunes Dunkerque

The West Coast of Europe exhibition was from 3 June to 30 August 2009 on display  in the historic setting of the Fort des Dunes, 6 kms north ofin Dunkerque, France.

Musée Portuaìre Dunkerque
The West Coast of Europe exhibition was from 5 February to 18 April 2010 on display at the Harbour Museum in Dunkerque.

The aim of the Habour Museum is to help you discover the world of a great port and the life of the men and women who worked in it. It is situated in the heart of the historic port in an old tobacco warehouse. There are often special events and shows as part of any temporary exhibitions or the festival of the sea.

Tied up alongside the museum, several old ships are in the process of being restored or are already open to visitors. Among them are the three-master the Duchesse Anne, the only tall ship you can visit in France.

Spain (North Coast)
Museu de Marinha Lisboa
The Maritime Museum of Lisbon is dedicated to all aspects of the History of navigation in Portugal. The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navy and is located in the touristic district of Belém.

The museum occupies a part of the neo-Manueline Western wing of the Jerónimos Monastery (together with the National Museum of Archaeology) as well as a modern annex built to the North of the monastery.

Spain (South Coast)
Maritime museums elsewhere
Museu Marítim Barcelona
The Museu Marítim de Barcelona is a nautical museum situated in historical Barcelona's royal shipyard complex, with the purpose of illustrating Catalan seafaring culture and maritime history.