Port Museum (Port-Musee)

Port Museum (Port-Musee), Douarnenez: Address, Phone Number, Port Museum (Port-Musee) Reviews: 4.5/5

Port Museum (Port-Musee)
4.5

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ChristineBindert
Cascais, Portugal960 contributions
Should be on your itinerary: great museum
Aug 2020
The museum is great and temporary exhibitions are also really nice. Even if you are not into batting well who visiting. A must see if in Douarnenez!
Written September 11, 2020
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nickpickles
Wadebridge, UK244 contributions
outstanding museum
Sep 2018 • Couples
Set alongside the old quay this museum,dedicated to sailing and the sea ticked all the boxes in every way.
The exhibits, both large and small , wonderfully complimented the large old rooms and overall I rated this a first ranked establishment. You'll need something over an hour to appreciate this attraction. Enjoy
Written October 6, 2018
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Werdnasrellevart
Prince George, Canada95 contributions
Thoroughly Enjoyed
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you're in Douranenez I wouldn't miss this museum. Initially we went to history of the boats on shore and although good for history with lots of excellent exhibits it was a bit disappointing as all written commentary was in French (as it probably should be as we were in France but we like to be spoiled!!). We probably spent about an hour admiring the exhibits then went outside.
Outside on the water were several restored boats. I really enjoyed this since it gave me an appreciation of what life was and is on working boats. Since my whole working life has been on land, it is refreshing to see what work is like on the sea.
Written October 5, 2018
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raypask
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
More than a museum of boats
Sep 2018 • Friends
Sure there are boats, reflecting the region's very long and successful fishing industry (the Romans exported sardines from here), but they are moored in the quay where you can board and wander round several, and they are inside the museum together with a few fishing boats from other places( look for the wooden carved crocodile outriggers on the one from Papua). Included is an exhibition from Roman times and an oral history of the impact of the declines of the region's fishing industry. Great for children too - there's worksheets in French to locate and discover things.
Written September 27, 2018
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BURGWIN
Melbourne, Australia3,393 contributions
Tiny little museum ...
Aug 2018
... worth a visit, particularly for the special exhibitions.

We‘ve enjoyed „L‘empreinte de Rome“: It explains the ways the Romans lived (the notabilities lived in huge villas at the coast - the rest in rather big cities that lost around of 80% of their population at the end of this period, at around 400 AD) and made their living in Brittany (sardines made into fish sauce that had to be transported to Rome ...).
Written August 5, 2018
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Steve T
Colne, UK712 contributions
Cant beat anything thats for nowt!
Jul 2018 • Family
This wouldnt be my normal cup of tea. As I'm a landlocked landlubber. But we were given free tickets from the hotel we were staying in. We spent about an hour inside, there's plenty to see if your into maritime life and sailing. What I did enjoy was scrambling around the three or four floating exhibits they had on the water. It was interesting to see how life was on a working vehicle. If someone like me could spend a couple if hours here, someone who's really interested in maritime adventures would live it here.
Written July 30, 2018
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henryborgbarthet
Valletta, Malta450 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2018 • Friends
The museum is split in two parts a floating one and a land one, while we looked at the floating exhibits from the quay, we opted to see the quay side one, one can easily miss the entrance but once inside it turns out to be a extremely interesting museum, boats from all over the world are on display, Interesting dioramas, and an extensive collection of sailing craft. Worth a visit!!
Written June 19, 2018
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tonel477
Douarnenez, France31 contributions
A museum to fall in love with
Aug 2017 • Family
The museum is both inside a building facing the harbour and afloat.
The stories told are about sailors and about those ashore..
Each year temporary exhibitions propose the most exciting layouts.
The boats and topics are international. You might find a boat from your home country!
I'm Norwegian and severel boats are Norwegian too!
Only regret, we would like the boats afloat to navigate...
Written December 6, 2017
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Jenny D
London, UK2 contributions
Extensive maritmie museum
Sep 2017 • Couples
We went on the last weekend of the season and entry was free. This museum is situated on the port waterfront. Inside the exhibitions cover all the local activities extensively including sardine fishing and canning; rescue services; boat building and engineering work. There is a large hall full of historic sailing boats. Another hall shows boats form around the world. At the time of our visit there was a very good photographic exhibition. When you've seen all there is in the musueum, there are 4 ships to visit in the port, including the only steam tug in France.
Written November 12, 2017
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Julie A
London, UK67 contributions
A very interesting maritime museum
Aug 2017 • Family
We visited this museum over the summer with our 3 kids and would recommend the visit. It is a very well organised and interesting museum with a number of boats that can be visited over the front dock (outside part). The part inside the museum is super rich in information and items. There is so much to read and learn about! Best to take kids over the age of 8 though.
Written August 31, 2017
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