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Musee Portuaire

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Pleasant harbour

Spending time around the Dunkirk harbour is a must, plenty to see and do, lots of information and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
For lovers of all things nautical

Very pleasant afternoon spent here. Exhibits which include a large number of models are expertly... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2019
matthew g
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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1 MUSEUM, 3 SHIPS, 1 LIGHTHOUSE With 1,600 square meters (over 17,000 square feet) of exhibitions, 4 centuries of history, 500 works (models, videos, paintings, …) and 5 locations to visit (the Museum, 3 ships and the Risban lighthouse), we offer...more
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9 Quai De La Citadelle, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was alright. It gives a history of Dunkirk Port from several hundred years ago to the present. Many models of ships from various ages.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending time around the Dunkirk harbour is a must, plenty to see and do, lots of information and even a Dunkirk history walk if you have time, well worth the time.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Very pleasant afternoon spent here. Exhibits which include a large number of models are expertly displayed. Their lighting is very good. To those of us not fluent in French, it can be a bit of a disadvantage but even I managed to get the gist...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank matthew g
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We walked down from the Town Hall, and admired the boats, and read the information about the port. Owing to the museum's lunch break, we didn't have time to go in, but it is an interesting area anyway.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed October 23, 2018

whilst this seemed like a good museum from the outside we were greatly disappointed inside. very minimal English signs/descriptions. the app they told us to use on our phones didn't work and we were in and out in probably 20 minutes as looking around things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We took a nice walk around this place which harbours historic training boats. Children will surely like to see the plenty of Jelly fishes floating in the water close to walkways.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

After being in the Dunkerque 1940 museum we were really looking forward to this. How bitterly disappointed we were. Practically nothing was in English which was so surprising given the large part England played in this port. Would not go again and would not recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ElisaPirenz
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This was the most expensive place we visited in Dunkirk, but if you or your kids love ships/boats then you’ll have lots of fun exploring. You get to go above and below deck, including having a swing in the hammocks. The museum building has lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I guess having the Royal Naval College in Greenwich it was always going to be hard to compare. This was quite a small but well laid out and clean museum managed by really nice friendly and helpful staff. This was really a overview of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

This Museum was an added bonus to our trip to the town. Lots of nautical exhibits as you would expect. Although the day we went the tall ship was not open to visitors that day. We really enjoyed: The quayside activity exhibits, the sandbank &...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Roger B
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