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Musee Portuaire, Dunkirk

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Housed in a former warehouse and several historical vessels, Musee Portuaire documents the city's experience as a major port, its development and role in the nation and region, and what it's like to work at sea. Explore the museum's extensive collection of artifacts, displays, and exhibits, which showcase a variety of personal effects, historical items, and seafaring memorabilia related to maritime industries. View the lives of dockworkers, sailors, and fishermen through a series of multimedia displays, such as photographs and videos, which are interactive. Afterward, make your way to the three ships that form the museum's floating portion: a barge, a lightship, and a heavy-duty, three-masted vessel. You can climb aboard these ships and view the living conditions for yourself. Arrange your visit to Musee Portuaire and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dunkirk using our Dunkirk trip itinerary planner.
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  • EUR 25 family ticket for the 3 boats only (we didnt take the kids into the main museum because they probably would have been bored). The light ship was interesting. The Duchesse Anne was... 
    EUR 25 family ticket for the 3 boats only (we didnt take the kids into the main museum because they probably would have been bored). The light ship was interesting. The Duchesse Anne was...  more »
  • Very nice and entertaining museums, with a lot of nice explanations! Very good activity to do in Dunquerke 
    Very nice and entertaining museums, with a lot of nice explanations! Very good activity to do in Dunquerke  more »
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  • Worth a few hours. Get the boat tours too. The museum itself leaves a little to be desired if you don’t speak French but the boats are great for visitors.
  • A 3 storied museum full of details and scale models of ships from the olden days till recent, almost 4 centuries history. It is split into a permanent museum and a temporary museum. Kids with interests in ships/boats/barges will like this place. Requires about 90-120 minutes. Opposit to the museum are the two monuments - Duchesse Anne & Sandettie (Ships). A combo ticket with museum and the boat for the family would be a good option. Keep aside 150-180 mins of total time for seeing these.

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