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Musee portuaire

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Address: 9 Quai de la Citadelle, 59140, Dunkirk, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 28 63 33 39
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Today
10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Good maritime museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AllWhoWander2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 carefull uou can only visit in the morning the boat named LA GUILDE

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Thank EMMAGREMY
west sussex England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

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 the processing of bananas which was a very interesting start to our visit. It was... More 

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Thank Catherine S
Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 vast number of exhibits, history and information – very good. We didn’t visit the ships... More 

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Thank CresSurrey
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 lighthouse administration and one of 22 coastal stations reporting for the nightly Shipping Forecast on... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 headsets in whatever language you need and as you move from room to room you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Sibike
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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 20-30 min detour.

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ascot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Great museum with excellent information of Dunkirk through the ages inc 1940 war. There was an extra part to celebrate 75th anniversary of Dunkirk rescues. Do visit

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