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Northern Maritime Museum

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Address: Brugstraat 24-26, Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 050/312-22-02
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Everything about ships and Groningen

The museum opened on 13h at Sunday, when we took a visit. With museum card we had free admission. The exhibition starts with a nice computer animation of Groningen a few centuries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Europe
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum has a lot of potential and is indeed a gem for ship aficionados, but if you don't understand Dutch then you'll be left out to sea. It is nice that they have an intro film, but it goes on for way too long. The museum does use some multimedia devices, but some of them don't work or are... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum opened on 13h at Sunday, when we took a visit. With museum card we had free admission. The exhibition starts with a nice computer animation of Groningen a few centuries ago. It gives a good impression of life in ancient Groningen. The museum is quite extensive with all kind of ship models, artifacts about nautics and ship building.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You must love the history of ships to get the full value. There are a few other interesting exhibits as well about cutting turf and life of the families of seafaring men but mostly it is all about the ships. The explanations are almost exclusively in Dutch and even those are not very elaborate. For instance, among the furniture of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in a beautiful, very old residence, this museum offers a fascinating trip back in time. Starting with a computer animated film, that takes one back to 1470, the museum has plenty to learn about the history of northern shipbuilding, trade and life on board. It even smells of wood and hard work. Not to miss.

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Groningen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Tobacco museum has closed, but the Northern Maritime museum goes from strength to strength. The collection is of more than merely local interest, and the fascination with old boats and engines starts as you go into the courtyard through which you enter the museum. A great place to keep the kids amused, and for reminiscences.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Absolutely fascinating. Pity all the information was in Dutch and not also in English, but never the less, good value. Lots of stairs though! Didn't see the tobacco museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

***At the time of visiting the Niemeijer Tobacco Museum had closed*** The maritime museum has an excellent range of exhibits on all things sea (and canal) related. There is an excellent 20 minute film that runs on a continuous loop that shows what Groningen would have looked like in the 15th Century, whilst the commentary is only in Dutch you... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Nice historical overview of shipping in this part of the Netherlands. Shipping was big here and a lot of ship building was done and still is.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Northern Maritime museum is located in two adjacent medieval buildings, connected by an elevated passage. Strolling through those buildings is really enough reason already to visit the museum, from small rooms into big rooms with ancient fireplaces over staircases into other rooms. The exhibits you encounter on your walk through the museum tell the story of shipping and shipbuilding... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a nice museum that gives an interesting look at Groningen's past. They have a new exhibit called 'Groningen in 1470' that features an interactive tour of medieval Groningen.

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Address: Brugstraat 24-26, Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 050/312-22-02
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Groningen Province  >  Groningen

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