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Musee Portuaire

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Beautiful location - Boats & Jelly Fishes!

We took a nice walk around this place which harbours historic training boats. Children will surely... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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If you like ships, you’ll like this

This was the most expensive place we visited in Dunkirk, but if you or your kids love ships/boats... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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1 MUSEUM, 3 SHIPS, 1 LIGHTHOUSE With 1,600 square meters (over 17,000 square feet) of exhibitions, 4 centuries of history, 500 works (models, videos, paintings, …) and 5 locations to visit (the Museum, 3 ships and the Risban lighthouse), we offer...more
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9 Quai De La Citadelle, 59140, Dunkirk, France
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

whilst this seemed like a good museum from the outside we were greatly disappointed inside. very minimal English signs/descriptions. the app they told us to use on our phones didn't work and we were in and out in probably 20 minutes as looking around things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We took a nice walk around this place which harbours historic training boats. Children will surely like to see the plenty of Jelly fishes floating in the water close to walkways.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

After being in the Dunkerque 1940 museum we were really looking forward to this. How bitterly disappointed we were. Practically nothing was in English which was so surprising given the large part England played in this port. Would not go again and would not recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ElisaPirenz
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This was the most expensive place we visited in Dunkirk, but if you or your kids love ships/boats then you’ll have lots of fun exploring. You get to go above and below deck, including having a swing in the hammocks. The museum building has lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I guess having the Royal Naval College in Greenwich it was always going to be hard to compare. This was quite a small but well laid out and clean museum managed by really nice friendly and helpful staff. This was really a overview of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This Museum was an added bonus to our trip to the town. Lots of nautical exhibits as you would expect. Although the day we went the tall ship was not open to visitors that day. We really enjoyed: The quayside activity exhibits, the sandbank &...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

€32 Euros for an adult and two children was massively overpriced. The Pirates exhibition promised much but delivered little lots of boat models showed that Dunkirk is indeed full of boats. Receptionists had very little English language skills and my French understood elsewhere in France...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank bamber77
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The place is very interesting for kids >3. Especially if you combine visit at the museum with visiting two ships just outside. A lot of interesting facts and a very friendly staff make it a good place for a visit. You will need about 4...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jedrzejkrzysztofd
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beautifully displayed, three floors, all sorts of boat models and notices with bits of information about notable sailors etc. Am not personally facinated by most of the history and there are no displays geared for children so would recommend this to a boat and history...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Srk_ark
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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