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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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2nd great visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here it provided a great insight into just how much hard work and determination goes into every aspect of racing these fantastic vessels, looks brilliant and must be an experience you will never forget.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this mueum which is stylish and high tech. Super videos from crew members. Wonderful photos/videos from media journalists on board. Can view the Nato-style HQ unit monitoring progress of all sailing boats taking part in this year's race. Living history! All quite breath-taking. Design of exhibition and building itself has a Scandinavian slant. Nice... More 

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alicante
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Free entrance for this museum located in the port of Alicante with a lot of information on the Volvo Ocean Race. A must to visit when you are in Alicante.

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West Midlands England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were in Alicante for the day on a cruise and this museum was on the way into town from the ship. A modern building with a huge racing yacht outside (so you cant' miss it). Entrance is free and there are interactive screens answering your questions about the yacht race and life on board including more personal issues that... More 

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Zabrze, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For those, who are interested in Ocean Race, it is an brilliant place.The museum shouldn't be even called a 'museo' because it has a lot of interactive exposures, you can touch everything which is not very liked in different museums:) It will not take a long time to walk around and the entrance is free so why not visit? The... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Unexpectedly good value , other places like this can sometimes be a bit of a let-down but this was excellent, pleasant staff, simulator was very realistic, displays great, in particular the ability to actually go on a boat was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is well worth a 90 minute visit. Interactive displays are both fun and informative. Seeing the HQ of race control was impressive and the Brazilian entrant outside showed the size and power of these crafts.

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