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Harbour Museum

Harbor Museum ticket included in the Hamburg City Pass - save 5,50 €

Hafenmuseum Hamburg Taucher im Wasser im Hafenmuseum in Hamburg Aussenansicht auf das Hafenmuseum in Hamburg

The Harbor Museum Hamburg tells the story of the exciting development of the Port of Hamburg on the basis of numerous exhibits and originals. In various permanent exhibitions, the story of the development of the Port of Hamburg is told. On the basis of many exhibits, some of which can also be visited from inside, more than 100 years of material culture from cargo handling, shipping and shipbuilding are introduced to young and old.

Opening hours Harbour Museum

1 April – 31 October:
Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm 

Admission fee Harbour Museum

 Adult: 5.50 €
Teen (15-17 years): 0.00 €
Child (3-14 years): 0.00 €

 Free admission with the Hamburg City Pass.

Address Harbour Museum

Address:
Head-end of building 50A
Australiastraße 50a
20457 Hamburg
Deutschland

+49 (0)40 73091184 

Direction Harbour Museum

S3. S31 to Veddel
Bus 256 to Australiastraße 

Special conditions of use Harbour Museum

Closed: Tuesday, 1 May and 1 November – Easter

Note: Closed during winter. 

Highlights Harbour Museum

  • large number of exhibits
  • Material culture of the last 100 years from the cargo handling, the shipping and shipbuilding 
  • Special highlights in the three permanent exhibitions

Near Harbour Museum

Information Harbour Museum

The Harbour Museum Hamburg is located in the free port on the last remaining ensemble of quay sheds being today under preservation order. The structure of the quay was built 100 year ago and once ensured the optimal handling of goods between the ship moored to the quay and the traffic on land. Until the end of the 1960s, the South America traffic was processed on the Bremen quay. Today, the terminal buildings have a totally different structure due to the use of containers. 

The Hafenmuseum Hamburg has rented the southern part of the shed 50 A and the adjacent open-air exhibition space from the foundation Hamburg Maritime. A variety of exhibits is shown here. 

The collection comprises examples of the material culture from the last 100 years such as the handling of goods, shipping, shipbuilding and sea engineering. The floating objects of the museum are accessible across the pontoon bridge. 

Voluntary experts explain the complete collection: Experts having spent their entire working life in the port. Even today, some are still working there. Freelancers support them introducing above all young visitors to the exciting history of the port and to changes of work. 

Since 1986, the individual pieces for the Hamburg Harbor Museum have been brought together from different sources. The collection belongs to the maritime collection area of the Museum der Arbeit and since 1999 has been a branch office in the Hansa Port. 

The museum is divided into several permanent exhibitions. In the shed 50A, the items on the shelves will be displayed sorted by theme. From goods handling with packaging to transport and stop means, as well as samples, everything can be visited here.  

In the outer area of the Harbour Museum Hamburg, various examples of quay cranes and the beginnings of container handling are presented. 

At the Bremen quay the floating museum objects can also be visited from the inside. On special occasions, the exhibits are put into operation and demonstrated. 

The Harbour Museum Hamburg has some nice highlights to offer. One of these highlights is, among other things, a scavenger vacuum cleaner, which worked for 80 years in the port development. The sucker is a non-powered pumping device, which transported the dredged material. The amount of sand that this device has carried away during his working hours would raise Europe's largest river island Willhelmsburg by half a meter. Since 1996, the Schutendampfsauger is in the possession of the harbuor museum and is lovingly cared for and presented regularly. 

Another highlight is the pilot room of Brunsbüttel. This was built in 1895 in connection with the Kiel Canal. In 2012, the original furniture was relocated to Hamburg, as the pilot room had to make room for a new building.

Anyone how is interested in the history of the Port of Hamburg and would like to know more about the work in the harbor, than this is the place.

The admission to the Hamburg Harbour Museum is already included in your Hamburg City Pass.