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“Great for family with children”

Fisheries- and Maritime Museum
Ranked #4 of 115 things to do in Esbjerg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for family with children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

If you are on vacation with the family (children) it is a great place to go visit. A lot to see and learn for the children.

Visited July 2013
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Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“probably the best sight in Esbjerg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

The museum gives a good insight of the history of the fishing harbour - Esbjerg was the biggest fishing harbour in the Northern Europe. The museum also has some aquariums with fish from the North Sea + you can watch the seals beeing feeded

Visited July 2013
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Better than average, worth a visit BUT”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

There was more here than we expected. BUT!!!! The seals were lovely but the talk at feeding time was only given in Danish & German and if you sat or stood on the viewing steps you couldn't see what was going on because everyone standing by the pool blocked the view. Would be a good idea to ask visitors to use the steps/seating provided. Interesting exhibits including rope making and net making and a good collection of vessels. The aquarium is good but the touch pool was disappointing mainly inhabited by bottom feeding fish (plaice, flounder, sole etc) only one ray and a couple of dog fish that could be touched if they ventured close enough.

Good cafe the food looked lovely and was sensibly priced.

Children do not have to pay an entrance fee

Visited July 2013
Thank Gina A
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Chester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

Not very big, but kills a couple of hours and some quite interesting displays on vikings and present day fishing. The seals are good and theres an alright little cafe with sea views

Visited September 2012
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good way to spend some hours waiting for the ferry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

I don't think we've been the first to visit here while trying to kill time waiting for the ferry to Harwich on a Saturday afternoon when the shops are shut - but this attraction proved to be much more interesting than I was expecting.

My 3 year old son loved seeing the fish - including having the opportunity to stroke a Ray. Most of the species are from the North Sea - so make a change from the tropical varieties usually on show at aquariums.

The other exhibitions were also interesting - particularly the history of the southern Jutland coast and the experiences of wartime occupation. There's also quite a good play area.

The cafe has a good view of the sea - although it offered more of a cooked menu rather than rolls and snacks.

Just a word of warning - the seal area is being refurbished until next Spring.

Thank BexleyStuart
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