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outstanding museum

Set alongside the old quay this museum,dedicated to sailing and the sea ticked all the boxes in... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Thoroughly Enjoyed

If you're in Douranenez I wouldn't miss this museum. Initially we went to history of the boats on... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Set alongside the old quay this museum,dedicated to sailing and the sea ticked all the boxes in every way. The exhibits, both large and small , wonderfully complimented the large old rooms and overall I rated this a first ranked establishment. You'll need something over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

If you're in Douranenez I wouldn't miss this museum. Initially we went to history of the boats on shore and although good for history with lots of excellent exhibits it was a bit disappointing as all written commentary was in French (as it probably should...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Werdnasrellevart
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Sure there are boats, reflecting the region's very long and successful fishing industry (the Romans exported sardines from here), but they are moored in the quay where you can board and wander round several, and they are inside the museum together with a few fishing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raypask
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

... worth a visit, particularly for the special exhibitions. We‘ve enjoyed „L‘empreinte de Rome“: It explains the ways the Romans lived (the notabilities lived in huge villas at the coast - the rest in rather big cities that lost around of 80% of their population...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This wouldnt be my normal cup of tea. As I'm a landlocked landlubber. But we were given free tickets from the hotel we were staying in. We spent about an hour inside, there's plenty to see if your into maritime life and sailing. What I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The museum is split in two parts a floating one and a land one, while we looked at the floating exhibits from the quay, we opted to see the quay side one, one can easily miss the entrance but once inside it turns out to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank henryborgbarthet
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The museum is both inside a building facing the harbour and afloat. The stories told are about sailors and about those ashore.. Each year temporary exhibitions propose the most exciting layouts. The boats and topics are international. You might find a boat from your home...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tonel477
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went on the last weekend of the season and entry was free. This museum is situated on the port waterfront. Inside the exhibitions cover all the local activities extensively including sardine fishing and canning; rescue services; boat building and engineering work. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We visited this museum over the summer with our 3 kids and would recommend the visit. It is a very well organised and interesting museum with a number of boats that can be visited over the front dock (outside part). The part inside the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jaf_in_the_box
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum has fascinating exhibits relating to the sardine industry which was the core of the local industry as well as displays about the SNSM (French Lifeboat service) and exhibits of a range of local and other craft. The access to floating exhibits is excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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