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Marstal Søfartsmuseum

Visiting Marstal Maritime Museum is like a journey through Danish maritime history from the 1600s up until today. 

At Marstal Søfartsmuseum you can almost taste the salt water!

Here you can experience what it's like to be on board a real yacht, go to the top in a ship's mast or sit in the saloon of a steam ferry.

The museum has more than 300 ship models and a sea of ​​curious things brought home by sailors from the seven seas, for example a shrunken head that also appears in Carsten Jensen's novel "We, the drowned".

At the museum you will also find an extensive collection of marine and Greenlandic painter J. E. C. Rasmussen, and you will find an extensive regional and maritime history archive in the administration building.

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Free guided tours

In July and the first week of August there are free guided tours of the museum with a local guide.

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Activities for children

The exhibitions themselves contain a number of "childish elements": Take a look at the exciting model ships, take the helm of a coaster and crawl into a hatch.

In the museum's maritime book, you'll find a good friend in Anker, with whom you can solve tasks throughout the museum.

In the museum yard, you'll find an old coaster, the MS Martha; she is now part of the museum's playground. Here you can also enjoy your packed lunch.

During school holidays you can also build small ships of recycled materials. Check our calendar for more details.