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“Great Museum”

Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum
Ranked #6 of 59 things to do in Groningen
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Owner description: The northern Maritime Museum is situated in two beautiful medieval buildings in Groningen. The museum shows the history of the ship transport in the north of the Netherlands and the history of Groningen. Additionally, you can visit changing art and history exhibitions throughout the year in our museum. To know how Groningen looked like in the Middle Ages, you can view the special virtual reconstruction of medieval Groningen.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 30 June 2013

***At the time of visiting the Niemeijer Tobacco Museum had closed***

The maritime museum has an excellent range of exhibits on all things sea (and canal) related.

There is an excellent 20 minute film that runs on a continuous loop that shows what Groningen would have looked like in the 15th Century, whilst the commentary is only in Dutch you can still get a good feel for what the place would have been like

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Nice historical overview of shipping in this part of the Netherlands. Shipping was big here and a lot of ship building was done and still is.

Thank Christiaan H
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Northern Maritime museum is located in two adjacent medieval buildings, connected by an elevated passage. Strolling through those buildings is really enough reason already to visit the museum, from small rooms into big rooms with ancient fireplaces over staircases into other rooms. The exhibits you encounter on your walk through the museum tell the story of shipping and shipbuilding through the ages. It is a must visit for everybody even remotely interested in ships. What I found most interesting (because I am an engineer) is the exhibit of late 19th and early 20th century maritime engines, mostly used for the inland navigation. You can admire the big one cylinder to three cylinder engines, and follow the evolution from steam to the hot bulb kerosene engine to real two stroke Diesel technology. Oh, I almost forgot. In a small theater located in a room just as you have entered the exhibition an computer animated history on a huge screen is shown in continuous loop of Groningen in 1470. Very interesting.

2  Thank Hendrik_NL
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a nice museum that gives an interesting look at Groningen's past. They have a new exhibit called 'Groningen in 1470' that features an interactive tour of medieval Groningen.

3  Thank GRN105
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Visit Holland! THEREFORE, visit Groningen! The province is always neglected in favour of Amsterdam.

Thank Robert188633
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