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Address: Prinsensgade 1, Aero, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 62 53 23 31
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A very good museum of local history.

It would be possible to spend many hours in this wonderful museum, we were there for about an hour very well thought out. It has just been extended and it is very well done. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 29, 2016
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Vejle
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Vejle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

It would be possible to spend many hours in this wonderful museum, we were there for about an hour very well thought out. It has just been extended and it is very well done. I guess we will return one day on a visit as i worked as a marine engineer for some years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The museum is an integrated part of the town of Marstal, low-key but highly fascinating when you finally get here. If you are looking for maritime authenticity, this is the place to go. Marstal was once the maritime center of Denmark, and the museum will give you a feeling for the joys and tragedies of life on the high seas.

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Thank Schade_chr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Surprisingly large building, stuffed full with models of sailing ships, paintings of ships and the sea, maps of Danish trade routes, general nautical paraphernalia, made up cabins and ships bridges to explore, plus an outdoor area. And under 18s go free, so great value. Perfect to get a feel for Aero nautical history and a refuge if it rains in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Very interesting ship museum. Had a wonderful time. Takes you exploring the history and the people are very nice, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Thank Kathryn P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

The small museum is certainly telling a story and a wonderful one too! Go to this beutifull Island of Aeroe and go the biggest city Marstal there you will get an overview of how the sea can tribute to grow of an industry. A pity that so few go by this Island. Really worth a visit.

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Thank FinnogL-L
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

A great`maritime museum, with lots of pictures, models and information about boats. There is also a wonderful maritime-themed playground and there is sailboat building for kids as well.

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Torslanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Not too far away in History Marstal was a power center for Danish and European commercial freight shipping. Schooners and later small powered freighters carried cargo all over the world. Bringing things to modelsize often helps understanding, and the fact that this shipping adventure originates from a mere 4000 population town certainly makes the story almost model size and very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

I Had made contact with Erik the Curator of the museum to see if he could assist me in furthering my search, which he did willingly. His knowledge of the history of seafaring, ships and history of this beautiful island is incredible, the museum is well laid out and it is easy to follow the history of shipping through the... More 

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Thank Karin K
Holsted, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

A visit at Marstal Søfartsmuseum is a must, when you come to Ærø. It will give you a view into the life on the Sea for the last 500 Years. And of course you also need to read the chronicle about the birth of the modern Denmark, a novel by Carsten Jensen, which also give life to Marstal.

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Accra, Ghana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

The artwork and ship models are quite beautiful in this maritime museum ("Museum of Seafaring"). We also enjoyed the full-scale models of rooms on ships (including a bridge and sleeping quarters). The problem is that there are almost no English translations of the Danish explanations throughout the museum. Of course, that's not an issue if you read Danish. But I... More 

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