Port Museum (Port-Musee), Douarnenez

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Step aboard one of the four boats in the floating outdoor museum, Port Museum (Port-Musee), to learn the maritime history of Europe, Asia, and further abroad. Explore everything from the bridge to the engine room, from the crew’s quarters to the hold. Learn everything boat related from the secret of boat construction from hollowed tree trunks to the dawn of the engine. You can also view the complete collection of antique and contemporary sails. Plan to visit Port Museum (Port-Musee) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Douarnenez attractions using our Douarnenez vacation builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very complete Museum in the discovery of the fishing profession. Very intereressant to visit the boats and get account conditions of difficult life on board.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Went here after lunch. It's an inside outside musical and covers maritime history. Kids loved it. Well worth the €20 family ticket. Beautiful town steeped in history.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Impressive collection of boats from around the world inside the Museum, we learn a lot without making it tedious. We visited the boats to dock while participating in a 'treasure hunt' in solving a series of puzzles, success for children and parents.
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  • August 28, 2017
    Great museum with lots of boats you can actually visit and so much to learn about boats in general. Would suit adults and kids from the age of 8. Definitely worth a visit!
  • September 9, 2016
    Great place to visit with children or as adults. The boats that are moored up are amazing to visit. Three visits in five years.... wonderful.
  • August 18, 2017
    Our kids loved this Museum, because he is very playful. It is huge and there are many very interesting information. Explore some boats a lot like our children.
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  • August 2, 2017
    A museum not to be missed. The tour helped us into the heart of life in Douarnenez between 1910 and 1930. The guide has captivated young and old during that hour and a half. Ships to dock have concluded a tour of the more informative.
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  • August 29, 2017
    Don't miss: the guided tour of the Museum. The Museum either is interesting, but a bit dated in its Museum and with a too disparate collection (history of the city, naval architecture, historical and art photography). Floating boats are interesting to visit, especially to give an idea of the living conditions of the sailors. But the highlight is the guided tour by a young guide a little "geeky", but enthusiastic, which presents in a little more than an hour a fascinating story of the history of fishing and the social struggles of Douarnenez. Not to be missed!
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