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Museo Volvo Ocean Race

Address: Muelle 10 | Puerto de Alicante, 03001 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 34965138080
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Ranked #8 of 28 Attractions in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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Loughborough, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stumbled on this museum while walking round. Amazed that it was free. There was a live link to a yacht in English which we really enjoyed. There are some interactive things which children and adults can enjoy.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Really interesting and informative for sailors and non sailors. Great visual and interactive stations.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were in Alicante to watch the start of the VOR, so this was a must see for us. It would be better to see when the crowds are down, as they hurried us through (20 min.) and we weren't able to linger and read all the different exhibits. It looked amazing, and I would love to go through again... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Free entry, but very very busy, Lots of activities to part-take in Seeing the start of the race day was a memory to remember

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Rozenburg, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For all sail lovers this is a must see/visit. It tells you the story about the Whitbread race and the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), the longest and toughest sailing race around the globe.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are interested in sailing or the sea you will enjoy the Volvo, formerly Whitbread, Round the World Race Museum. Alicante has now become the Start for the Race and the big crowds this year are a testament to its significance for Sailing and the interaction between sailors and the Oceans. The museum is a good introduction to the... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Although I'd heard of the Volvo Ocean Race, this museum is a real eye opener and I'm so pleased that I visited it whilst in Alicante. In particular I could have stayed for hours to watch the video in the temporary space at the back of the museum and to gaze on the stunning photos.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited the Volvo Ocean Race Museum and is well set out and very educational to non sailors like us. The race is due to start the start of next month (October) and is held every 2yrs and the entrance to the exhibition/Museum is free. We had a good couple of hours inside and was very enjoyable and luckily for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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99 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was on holiday in Spain, staying about 50 miles south of Alicante, and came up to this city 'blind' with the idea, that just to go out and take in what is on offer in front of you, I arrived in Alicante in my hired car, a very hard place to find parking by the way, so be prepared... More

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Biddulph, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you have the slightest interest in sailing, make the time to visit this museum. The Volvo Ocean Race starts from Alicante this autumn, and for now, Museum entry is free. The pictures and videos give a real insight into what the competitors have to put up with living in a stripped-down Ocean Racer. There are interactive displays and even... More

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