Contemporary model of a 50 gun frigate, Science Mseum, London

 

Historic ships and museums

 

The best information on historic ships, life in the age of sail and ship modeling you get by visiting museums or restored ships like HMS Victory or replicas like the British frigate Rose.


I put in a list of some museums which I visited in recent years and where I was allowed to make photographs. The pages give a short characterisation of the museum, a link to its homepage, and photos of some of the exhibition objects.


If you have a chance it is worthwhile to visit:
Portsmouth historic dockyard, the center of the Great Age of Sail, with
   HMS Victory of 1765, Nelson's flagship, in dry dock,
   HMS Warrior of 1860, the world’s first iron-hulled warship powered by steam,
   the rediscovered hull of the Mary Rose of 1545, and her museum,
   the Royal Naval Museum
the Cutty Sark in Greenwich,
the Vasa Museet in Stockholm, 

the frigate Jylland in dry dock in Ebeltoft, Denmark,
the replica of Endeavor, the ship of James Cook,
the replica of frigate HMS Rose of 1757,
the replica of the Dutch VOC ship Batavia of 1628,
the replica of the 1340 cog ship of Kampen,
the trireme Olympias and the Hellenic Maritime Museum in Piraeus, Greece,
the Science Museum in London,
the Musee de la Marine in Paris,
the Museo Naval in Madrid,

the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam,

het Scheepvaartmuseum, also in Amsterdam,

the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum in Bremerhaven,
the Deutsche Museum in Munich,
the Museu de Marinha, Lisbon,
the Orlogsmuseet in Copenhagen,
the Vikingeskibsmuseet Roskilde, Denmark,

the Bergen Maritime Museum in Bergen, Norway,
the Museo Storico Navale in Venice,

the Sjöhistoriska Museet of Stockholm,

the region of Andalusia and Gibraltar, with replicas of Columbus ships in La Rabida,
the Museum of Hamburg History in Hamburg,

the Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp,

the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam,
the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Victoria,
the Internationales Maritimes Museum in Hamburg,
the Eesti Meremuuseum (Estonian Maritime Museum) in Tallinn,

the Golden Hinde II, a Replica of Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon, in London,

the Deutsche Sielhafenmuseum (sluice harbour museum) in Carolinensiel at the North Sea coast,
the British National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, London.

  

 

Batavia, replica of a VOC ship of 1628