Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum

Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum

Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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In het NAVIGO-Nationaal Visserijmuseum maak je kennis met de Vlaamse vissersfamilie, de heroïsche IJslandvaarders en de garnaalvissers te paard. De rijke museumcollectie verenigt erfgoed, kunst, ambacht en natuur van de Noordzee. Wist je dat je er ook echte Noordzeebewoners kunt ontmoeten?
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  • pierrevanhoren
    Koksijde Bad, Belgium233 contributions
    Hmmmmmmmmmm les crevettes
    Superbe musée , sur ce dur métier de pêcheurs, une visite vraiment instructive a faire un jour ou le soleil se cache, et puis voir les dates ou l'on peut assister en vrai aux pêcheurs à chevaux , et cuisson immédiate des crevettes sur la plage , Hmmmmmmmmmmm un régal
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2016
  • Katrien D
    Linden, Belgium412 contributions
    Geweldige ervaring
    Parking is hier niet, je kan je het best parkeren in de straten rondom het museum. Wij hebben onze tickets online geboekt en betaalden 7 euro voor een volwassenen en 2 euro voor kinderen onder de 18 jaar. Kindjes krijgen een leuk boekje mee waarmee ze in elke zaal een opdracht moeten uitvoeren. Heel leuk en plezierig! Een tour houdt een dik uurtje in beslag.. de aquarium op de onderste verdieping is een schot in de roos. Nadien kan je een hapje eten of drinken in een taverne naast het museum.
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2020
  • Claude188655
    Liege, Belgium390 contributions
    Ne manquez pas la visite de ce musée.
    C’était le mercredi 26 février 2020. Ce n’est pas la première fois que nous nous rendons au Musée national de la pêche. Toutes nos visites précédentes se sont déroulées avant les travaux de transformation du musée et il aura fallu attendre cinq ans pour le redécouvrir. Autant le dire tout de suite, le nouveau musée est magnifique. Quelques éléments sont restés identiques, comme l’auberge du « Peerdevisscher » et la maison du pêcheur. Pour l’anecdote, l’histoire de la pêche aux crevettes à cheval me concerne personnellement puisque l’oncle par alliance de mon père était pêcheur à cheval et agriculteur à Oostduinkerke. La tante de mon père s’appelait Emilie PORTAEL ; hélas je ne me souviens plus du nom de son compagnon. Par contre, je me rappelle très bien de son robuste cheval et de sa maison qui ressemblait à la celle présentée à l’intérieur du musée. Tout ça se passait dans les années cinquante. Bref, ne manquez pas la visite du musée quand vous passerez quelques jours à la Côte belge.
    Bonjour, Merci pour votre visite. Ça fait plaisir de lire que vous avez apprécié votre visite! Bien à vous, Au nom de l'équipe du musée.
    Written April 24, 2020
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    Written March 21, 2020
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Staessen
Ichtegem, Belgium925 contributions
Jun 2020
Interesting museum where you learn everything about the hard life of the fishermen. Also there are fishtanks with live Northsea fish to watch. Pity there were visitors there who made a hell of noise, talking to each other, more chit-chat, not really interested in the museum itself and therefor disturbing the visitors who were interested in the museum, not keeping the indicated direction in the context of corona and distance, not controlling their children who were walking and screaming around. The attendent of the museum didn’t intervene and just let these people do this. This really bothered us.
Written June 25, 2020
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Oct 2019
The museum tells the story of fishing near the coast as well as the trips all the way to Iceland to catch cod. Most of the exhibition is in a modern building, but one also visits a typical fishing cottage, which are on the grounds. The audioguide (not sure if also in English) tells here the story of the people who lived here and made just enough from the fishing and also the processing thereof. There is a large section devoted to the fishermen going to Iceland, a tradition that started in 1644 and lasted till 1990 in Belgium. Inside there is also the oldest (now renovated) wooden fishing boat in Flanders. Explanations and stories are also given in English.
The museum also organises viewings of the shrimp fishermen still using horses, a technique developed in the Middle Ages, and which nearly died out in the late '90s.
Written October 31, 2019
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Dear Katrien, Thank you for your visit. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of the museum team.
Written April 24, 2020
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marc d
Oostduinkerke, Belgium183 contributions
Jul 2019
Quite intresting small museum. Describes the history of the local fishermen that worked the entire North Sea all the way to Iceland. The history of blood, sweat and tears. With large fishtanks with all the fish of the North Sea. Top attraction, not only on a rainy day
Written August 7, 2019
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Dear 459marcd, Thank you for your visit. We are pleased to hear that you had a nice visit to the NAVIGO museum. Kind regards, On behalf of the museum team.
Written August 19, 2019
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flexi2008
Kortrijk, Belgium280 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
First week of August so we were not prepared for bad weather... Still we had to keep 2 eight year old boys and a toddler (21 months) busy and happy. After plopsaqua the day before we had to think of something else... So the day turned out navigo museum in the morning and cinema in the afternoon (finding dory: keeping true to the fish theme ;)
But the museum was really nice!!!! The boys were impressed and learned a lot about fishing and its belgian history! But they were most impressed with the north sea aqariums! I am sure they will remember this visit!
Written August 4, 2016
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minsterman66
Chippenham, UK113 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
We were staying locally, so wanted something not too taxing on our last full day out. Having spent the morning on the local beach, we came to this little museum and found a right gem. Because it was the first weekend of the month, it was actually free to enter. Be aware that it only opens on an afternoon on weekends, so this fell in nicely with our plans. There was so much information that it gave you a real good feel for what life must have been like for the Flanders fishermen and how much modern life has wrecked centuries old traditions. well worth 90 minutes of your time. The fisherman's cottage has low doorways, so care is needed even though they are clearly labelled.
Written August 4, 2015
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Robert54_10
Frimley, UK68 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Fantastic insight into what is was like to have been a local fisherman in years gone by. Well laid out, starting with an old fisherman's cottage to modern display which you are guided round.
Written October 31, 2014
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TillyC-S
Frimley, UK429 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Starting with the fishermen's cottage and moving on to displays and information boards this museum is a treasure to be seen.
We received a very warm and friendly welcome. Most of the display boards have an 'ENGLISH' section and below ground there are fish and rays to while away some time.
Good for all ages and includes a shop.
Would recommend.
Oh, and we got in as seniors 55+ 😊
Written October 28, 2014
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Diane v
Antwerp, Belgium213 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
the museum is recommandated, you start with an old fishershouse, with a great scenery, you find every thing exactly like it was before, in the earlier days. it is really very interesting to see, how it was, also a large part with nice aquariums, and a large explanation of the inside of a ship!
Written September 27, 2014
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Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM