Musee Portuaire, Dunkirk

4.4
#1 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Hauts-de-France
Housed in a former warehouse and several historical vessels, Musee Portuaire documents the city's experience as a major port, its development and role in the nation and region, and what it's like to work at sea. Explore the museum's extensive collection of artifacts, displays, and exhibits, which showcase a variety of personal effects, historical items, and seafaring memorabilia related to maritime industries. View the lives of dockworkers, sailors, and fishermen through a series of multimedia displays, such as photographs and videos, which are interactive. Afterward, make your way to the three ships that form the museum's floating portion: a barge, a lightship, and a heavy-duty, three-masted vessel. You can climb aboard these ships and view the living conditions for yourself. Arrange your visit to Musee Portuaire and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dunkirk using our Dunkirk trip itinerary planner .
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  • An exciting and passionate Museum... A didactic course but that avoids the heavy pensums. An original and relevant way to discover the maritime façade of Flanders. And, more importantly, the Supreme visit of the boats like the Duchess Anne (a majestic three-masts) or the flagship boat... Really interesting and to do during a stopover Dunkerque.
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  • The museum traces the history of the area seen from the sea. Models, tables, maps... but above all it is necessary to visit the boat school "Duchess Anne" and the boat fire. Ideal for a family visit from 3 years
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  • It did a great job of explaining the whole history of Dunkirk and its port. There's a lot that has happened here that most people do not know about. The majority of the exhibit however is not about the WWII part of history, it instead focuses on the entirety. Very Engaging and informative. You can learn a lot.
  • Excellent history of the port. Very attractive environment.
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