NileGuide Expert tip:
The exhibitions in the Maritime Museum have been changed and there is no longer a harpoon gun or a whaling ship. However, parts of the exhibition are now especially for children, with costumes to be used during the visit and an area designed as a ship to play in.
An old penitentiary from 1725 was converted into this Norwegian maritime showcase that offers all the models of sailing ships, marine instruments, and figureheads any sea dog would want. Nautical artifacts rescued from the Frigate and The Pearl, which sank off Norwegian waters in 1781, are on display. The exhibition includes a play area for children where half the first floor resembles the deck on a ship. Children are also welcome to draw pictures here and to borrow costumes during their visit. Opening hours are 12.00- 16.00 every day between 15th June - 15th August, and on Saturdays and Sundays the rest of the year.