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Museum of Fishing & Shipping

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Address: Tarphagevej 2, Esbjerg 6710, Denmark
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+45 76 12 20 00
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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probably the best sight in Esbjerg

The museum gives a good insight of the history of the fishing harbour - Esbjerg was the biggest fishing harbour in the Northern Europe. The museum also has some aquariums with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 9, 2013
Esbjerg, Denmark
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

my subject so i would enjoy it no matter what ! interesting and informative i would go back again happily

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2014

When you visit, be sure to walk down to the beach to see the Man meets Sea statues - they are really something & great photo opportunity. Museum has cafe which was good and fab exhibits.

Thank VicBo123
Ao Nang, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Located in Sædding just north of Esbjerg. Sealarium has just been renovated, so there's been a much bigger pool and the water follows the tide, and there is a good chance to get close to the seals. Some good exhibits inside the museum and include a lifeboat behind the museum. There is a cafeteria.

Thank Leslie888_13
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are on vacation with the family (children) it is a great place to go visit. A lot to see and learn for the children.

Thank Bjerre1980
Esbjerg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The museum gives a good insight of the history of the fishing harbour - Esbjerg was the biggest fishing harbour in the Northern Europe. The museum also has some aquariums with fish from the North Sea + you can watch the seals beeing feeded

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

There was more here than we expected. BUT!!!! The seals were lovely but the talk at feeding time was only given in Danish & German and if you sat or stood on the viewing steps you couldn't see what was going on because everyone standing by the pool blocked the view. Would be a good idea to ask visitors to... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Not very big, but kills a couple of hours and some quite interesting displays on vikings and present day fishing. The seals are good and theres an alright little cafe with sea views

1 Thank Travel83_13
Bexley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I don't think we've been the first to visit here while trying to kill time waiting for the ferry to Harwich on a Saturday afternoon when the shops are shut - but this attraction proved to be much more interesting than I was expecting. My 3 year old son loved seeing the fish - including having the opportunity to stroke... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

For an afternoon in Esbjerg, with limited time before the ferry departs - add this to your list. If you're interested in the world around you - you need to see the brilliantly displayed live fish exhibits and seals and mink. kids will enjoy patting the ray Nice cafe overlooking the famous Men meet the Sea statue. Easy bus ride... More 

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Subic, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

i raise up in the area and we went back for holiday. It is very nice to see all about fishing on the west coast as it is not possible more at Esbjerg Harbor and the time I was a small boy. Our daughter alsom enjoy the fish from vadehavet and the seals. for my wife it was also new,... More 

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