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© Michel Dubau
© Michel Dubau
© Michel Dubau

Museum of the Sea and the Navy


THE MMM IS CREATING A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE SEA WORLD AND THE ARTS On the shores of the Garonne, in the heart of the maritime history of Bordeaux, that once was the biggest port of Europe, the Musee Mer Marine takes center stage. We call it museum thanks to its wide and high standard collections. It aims at passing on history and knowledge; a place that foster exchanges and art in general. Art is hidden not only in exploration techniques but also in the sailors’ daily lives.

With more than 10,000 marine objects (scale models and life-size boats, navigation instruments, maps and atlases) and pieces of art, the Musée Mer Marine collection covers several millennia of history of navigation. With the support of historians, oceanographers and artists, this heritage has been put to the service of an unpublished narrative, which places human adventures of the sea in the vast evolution of the oceans, since the geological times to the environmental concerns of the 21st century. A modern and interactive scenography mixing collectibles and multimedia devices, some acting as living witnesses of history, others as playful tools of understanding and of shared emotions.

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Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 6 pm (7 pm on the week end) Open on Tuesday in July and August

  • French, English


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Museum of the Sea and the Navy
89 rue des Etrangers

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