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Musee portuaire

9 Quai de la Citadelle, 59140, Dunkirk, France
+33 3 28 63 33 39
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Overpriced but good if you are a great fan of boats and/or the boating industry's history.

Beautifully displayed, three floors, all sorts of boat models and notices with bits of information... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Lille, France
Good maritime museum

All exhibits are beautifully displayed, most with labels in three languages. Staff spoke enough... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
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9 Quai de la Citadelle, 59140, Dunkirk, France
+33 3 28 63 33 39
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beautifully displayed, three floors, all sorts of boat models and notices with bits of information about notable sailors etc. Am not personally facinated by most of the history and there are no displays geared for children so would recommend this to a boat and history...More

Thank Srk_ark
Reviewed 1 February 2017

All exhibits are beautifully displayed, most with labels in three languages. Staff spoke enough English to understand each other. Out on the water there is a three masted tall ship (Duchesse Anne) kept in very good condition.

Thank AllWhoWander2016
Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you programm to visit the Harbor Museum consider you will need at least an hour and a half Don't hesitate to buy a ticket for the 3 boats which are in front of the museum,in the harbor. This is really worthwhile and instructive. Be...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016

From the reviews it would seem we one lucky ones who received audioguides,there were very good so try to get one. We did have to leave a driving licence in return though which is slightly odd. the temporary display is all about the port and...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Isee from other reviews headsets were available to talk your through the exhibits - we were never offered the headsets! Nevertheless my limited French was improved but I would have got so much more out of this if I knew the headsets were available! A...More

Thank CresSurrey
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Two interesting ships to visit after lunch. First the 3 masted sail training ship originally built for the German Navy and now renamed the Duchesse Anne. But the other is perhaps more interesting - the old Sandettie light vessel built after WW2 for the French...More

2  Thank momo442015
Reviewed 1 November 2015

A deep walk in the history of the Dunkerque port. It's possible also to vist the Bateu Feau a phare vessel together with the sail ship Princesse Anne. Really interesting really attractive

Thank dardanelli
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was one of the top recommended things to see in Dunkirk. If you like maritime things then this is for you. They have an extensive collection of large boat models, I assume all were hand made. When you enter the museum they give you...More

1  Thank elindoo
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The temporary operation Dynamo exhibition was absolutely superb! Really interesting visit but a shame we couldn't visit the ship outside

Thank Sibike
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A perfect overview of the maritime history of the city, through art, audiovisual, models, popular objects... All very tastefully gathered into this interesting building with a semi-industrial feel. The temporary exhibition on WW events in Dunkirk is very down to earth but also worth a...More

Thank cosmo_and_co
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