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


Historic tall ships and museums


The best information on historic tall ships, life in the age of sail and ship modeling you get by visiting museums or restored ships like HMS Victory or replicas of sailing ships 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 frigate HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool, England,
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 Musée de la Marine in Paris,
the Museo Naval in Madrid,
the Vikingskipshuset (Viking ship museum)in Oslo,
the Museo Marítimo in Barcelona,
the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam,
and het Scheepvaartmuseum, also in Amsterdam,
the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum in Bremerhaven,
the Deutsche Museum in Munich,
the German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven,
the Museu de Marinha, Lisbon,
the Orlogsmuseet in Copenhagen,
the Norsk Maritimt Museum in Oslo,
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 Maritime Museum of Trieste,
the Malta Maritime Museum,
the Musée de la Marine in Port-Louis,
the Musée de la Marine in Brest,
the Museum of Hamburg History in Hamburg,
the Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp,
the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam,
the Dubrovnik Maritime Museum in Croatia,
the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Victoria,
the Fries Scheepvaart Museum in Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands,
the Internationales Maritimes Museum in Hamburg,
the Eesti Meremuuseum (Estonian Maritime Museum) in Tallinn,
theGolden Hinde II,a Replica of Sir Francis Drake's Famous Galleon, in London,
the Maritime Museum in Faro, Portugal,
the Deutsche Sielhafenmuseum (sluice harbour museum) in Carolinensiel at the North Sea coast,
the British National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, London,
the Vippefyret in Skagen, Denmark.



Batavia, replica of a VOC ship of 1628

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