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Museum of Fishing & Shipping

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Address: Tarphagevej 2, Esbjerg, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 76 12 20 00
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Good place for the old and young

My visit was with the grand children. We got there at the time the seals were being fed in the open air pool they are kept in. You can also take a lift or the steps down below and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Odense, Denmark
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Odense, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My visit was with the grand children. We got there at the time the seals were being fed in the open air pool they are kept in. You can also take a lift or the steps down below and watch them from under water through the glass sided tank,the kids loved this.There was also a running commentary, both in Danish... More 

Thank Townsey_1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Sealife combined with the Danish fishing history. A cool exposition about the fishing industry through the years. Nice pieces giving you a good idea of the early life. Impressive acquarium with specimen who actually live in the Wadden Sea. Don't miss out on the feeding of the four seals!... More 

Thank MikelvLith
Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Heading towards the west-coast from Esbjer, we visited this museum which offered a variety of different fishes and a lot of history about boats and fishing in Denmark. There is also a piknik park for your own food and a place for kids. We spend like 2 hours here and it was good. At the same time you can visit... More 

Thank MikkoMakkonen
Hillerød, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

If you are interested in the fishlife in the danish sea, it's a okay place to go. And also to see the seals. But after 1-2 hours, it's about enough, and on a rainy day no fun seeing the outside. If you are really into fishery it's an interesting place.

Thank ReinkeDK
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We went here today and had a great time. We arrived just as the seals were going to be fed and it was fun to watch especially the male seal that went up to the keeper and almost tapped him on his leg to tell him that he wanted more herring to eat. The museum has a nice lay out... More 

Thank Pia S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We had a quick 10 minute stop to see these statues. Interesting structures. You can see out across the shipping area. We were there late in the evening, so there weren't any other people around.

Thank Suzy E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Overall the museum was quite interesting - particularly the outside displays. We found all the steps difficult and would have appreciated more sitting opportunities around the museum. The greatest disappointment was the cafe - no improvement since our last visit 3 years ago. Payed Costa prices for coffee from a coffee machine which we had to pour ourselves ( no... More 

Thank Christine G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We enjoyed a few hours here and it was certainly worth a visit.The dolphin display was a highlight. Children did seem to be well catered for here.

Thank alanblue722
Esbjerg, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet is one of the best places to go, if you want to know how life by the North Sea was and is. Several permanent exhibitions on the subject, plus an aquarium with fish from the North Sea. Add an outdoor sealarium, where you can watch the seals play, a playground for the kids and generally very friendly... More 

Thank Torben K
Heteren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Parking can be difficult ! The museum is quite large and easily found, this one gets you a drink for free with the "happy pass" should you have it. There's a lot to learn about the evolution of the port of Esbjerg, but your kids, like mine, will be taken with the seals in the bassin, especially around feeding time,... More 

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