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Excellent exhibition, the boat was the star

We went again, having been two years ago. Well worth seeing the exhibition again, also the 15... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia M
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Skegness
Great visit

Cannot say enough good words about this. Ex trawlerman and was on my bucket list and not at all... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
frank p
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Cannot say enough good words about this. Ex trawlerman and was on my bucket list and not at all disappointed. This museum and exhibition is far and away the best I have seen. Whoever designed this museum and whoever wanted this built should be applauded. All the people in the UK with heritage trawlers need to visit this and just see how and what can be done.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank frank p
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

It did not take much time for my kids to understand how people worked on a fishing boat in the early days. Exhibition is organized in a combination of audio-visual way. The whole visit is about 20 minutes. It is located near everything, train station, tram, bus and shopping district, so take this visit as a ‘break’ away from the crowd. Yet, from the boat site, walk towards the sea, there are some trailers selling seafood snacks, a cup of various shrimps, a bowl of spicy snails, dried fish, etc. It’d be a nice anytime snack.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

To be frank, I decided to visit it only because it's the first thing you see the moment you step out of the railway station. But the moment I stepped inside, what a surprise it awaited.

The ship is all about the fishing history and culture of Oostende. It has a lot of historical notes, real pictures of firshermen at sea, fishes, crazy waves and everything. After a point, you feel like you're living there life for a moment.

The ship's interiors are well preserved and the depiction of the different areas and responsibilities of the crew is as extremely realistic.

One can easily spend an hour inside the ship and learn about the beautiful past of this revered Icelandic trawler and the fishing industry it served in it's glory days.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

ITS WAS NICE TO LEARN ABOUT THE ship when it was put into service , what its purpose was and how it lasted so long before it was put out of commission and place there as a site for learning about it..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Llewellyn Brian T
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Ostend has long had a tradition of cod-fishing in the Iceland waters. A hard, uncomfortable job, with however a good financial yield at the time, which motivated sailors and their sons to enter the fishing fleet. The hard life on board is well illustrated in sound and pictures. I would say take your time to read the explanatory panels next to the displays and you'll come back well-informed and impressed.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JPGuillaume
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