Maritime & Nautical Museums in the World

The map below shows just the Maritime & Nautical Museums and Collections we have in our directory at the moment.

Please select a marker on the map, a pop up will display the Museum or collection located there, and a link for more details.

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Maritime & Nautical Museums in alphabetical order

  • Australian National Maritime Museum, Australasia, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia

    Australia’s centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology.

  • Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, Europe, Munich | München, Germany

    In exhibition spaces covering a total of 12,000 square metres, you can experience 275 historical trains, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and coaches.

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, North America, New York, New York State (NY), USA

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history. Examine original artifacts, explore interactive exhibits.

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego, North America, , California (CA), USA

    The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India.

  • Museu de Marinha | Maritime Museum, Europe, Belém, Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal

    The collection of the Navy Museum has more than 18,000 pieces. Around 2,500 were selected to feature in their permanent exhibition.

  • Museu Maritim | Maritime Museum, Europe, Barcelona, Spain

    The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is a space for interpreting and sharing Catalan maritime culture.

  • Museums Discovery Centre, Australasia, Castle Hill, Australia

    A collection of artifacts from 3 Australian Museums.

  • Muzeum Ziemi Pałuckiej, Europe, Żnin, Poland

    Website in Polish only. Looks like they have a collection of motorboats and other exhibits. Small Museum with friendly service in a medieval city.   Image: Globeassassin [CC BY-SA 3.0 pl (]

  • Powerhouse Museum, Australasia, Ultimo, Australia

    A must do in Sydney!

  • Shearwater Aviation Museum, North America, Shearwater, Nova Scotia (NS), Canada

    The museum acquires, conserves, organizes and researches the history of Canadian Maritime Military Aviation.

  • Sjóminjasafnið í Reykjavík | Vikin Maritime Museum, Europe, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located in the harbour in Reykjavík, in a fish freezing plant. It has undergone a major renovation and was reopened on June 8th 2018.

  • Swiss Museum of Transport, Europe, Luzern, Switzerland

    All types of transport from bicycles to the locomotive the Crocodile. More than 30 historic aircraft. ‘Monteverdi’ car exhibit, large numbers of historic vehicles.

  • The Naval Museum – Marinmuseum Karlskrona, Europe, Naval Museum - Marinmuseum,Karskrona, Sweden

    A part of the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums agency. This Museum houses, Submarines, Ships, Naval vessels, and hundreds of artifacts. Free entry during opening hours Audio guide available.

  • USS Pueblo, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial, Asia, Pyongyang, Harbin, Heilongjiang, North Korea

    This is a U.S. Navy ship captured in 1968. It is now moored in Pyongyang and used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum.

  • Vasa Museum | Vasamuseet, Europe, Stockholm, Sweden

    The Vasa Museum is one of Scandinavia’s most visited museums. There you will find the unique and well preserved warship Vasa from 1628, embellished with hundreds of wooden sculptures.