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Museo Volvo Ocean Race

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Address: Muelle 10 | Puerto de Alicante, 03001 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 34965138080
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Description: The Volvo Ocean Race Museum is a modern installation where visitors can...
The Volvo Ocean Race Museum is a modern installation where visitors can enjoy a close-up view of the world's longest and toughest professional sporting event and learn about the heroes who battle the oceans in this race around the world. Take a trip through the history of the regatta and the marine world in this state-of-the-art interactive space - the only museum in the world dedicated to a race considered the Everest of Sailing.
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Excellent couple of hours

I visited recently with my husband and 2 young children. He is very interested in sailing but I am not! However, this museum was excellent! The kids loved the simulator and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited recently with my husband and 2 young children. He is very interested in sailing but I am not! However, this museum was excellent! The kids loved the simulator and the opportunity to see a racing yacht and there were plenty of hands on exhibits. We had a drink in the cafe/ bar at the end which was lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was an interesting free museum. There were several inter-active displays where you can pretend to sail boats! Also a simulated ride in one of the racing boats. The displays were in english as well as spanish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is found near the Melia Alicante Hotel on the marina in Alicante.Not very prominently advertised except for the Volvo Yacht parked at the front!!!The area is very quiet even when the marina itself is crowded.The museum forms part of a small complex which appears to have been hit by the recession and looks a bit sad and uncared for.Inside... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I enjoyed this exhibition, very informative with videos and interactive things to try out. You can try your hand at navigation and it explains about sailing terms and the on board experience of the sailors and endurance required in this race. Unfortunately on the day I visited the two racing boats outside, the sailing "simulator" and the cafe on the... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I knew nothing of the Volvo Ocean Race before I visited this visitor centre however I now consider myself fully educated regarding the event due to the amazing interactive experiences present within. Exhibits are very much hands on and a bonus was the live view of the actual race control room. Classy, informative and free.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Good to see what it is all about. Would definitely like to be around when the yachts are in the marina prior to setting off.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Brilliant hands on and interactive exhibition with well informed staff who took great trouble to make sure that you had a good time. Best bit is that it's TOTALLY FREE! ! Awesome and to cap it all there's a great balcony bar to have a drink afterwards to soak up the sun. What a great find , make time to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a second great visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Museum in May 2015. We loved the new photo exhibition – I still think I prefer the 40 years one that preceded it, but this latest gives a real flavour of life on board. The Museum itself is on the small side but it's something of a hidden gem and... More 

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Totton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A really great free visit to find out about the race, loads of info and interactive bits. Seeing the control room for the race was amazing.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even for people who have no interest in sailing this is an engaging place. At one end of the Volvo Ocean Race HQ and with windows looking directly into Race Control this is a very well put together interactive experience. It really gives a fascinating insight into what it is like to be on a yacht doing 30 knots in... More 

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Address: Muelle 10 | Puerto de Alicante, 03001 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 34965138080
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante

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