Fisheries and Maritime Museum - Esbjerg

Spend a day at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg. There is lots to experience and
even more to look at

An ocean of stories

The Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg, is Denmark's museum about the sea - people's relationship with it, the culture surrounding it, and life beneath its surface.

A completely new feature this year is our large offshore exhibition, which gives you a fantastic glimpse of everything from oil and
gas extraction to what life is like on an oil rig.

Remember your Be Happy Pass and become a driller for a day and save 15% in the café MS Smag

Present your Be Happy Pass when paying entrance, then you will receive a drilling exercise book that tells you about how it is to work on a giant oil rig in the North Sea. When you have completed the task you will get a price showing that you are a real driller.

The seals
The seals are our permanent residents. Come to one of the daily feeding sessions at 11.00 and 14.30
where you can observe Denmark’s largest sea mammal at very close quarters.

An Incredible Danish Fishing Venture

Hear exciting stories told by the fishermen themselves.


We can additionally offer you all the year round: environments from Esbjerg Harbour, bunker from the Second World War, wooden

ships outdoors, aquariums, hands-on pool, birds, whale skeletons, exhibition about the Wadden Sea, invasive species, large play area
and café.


Opening hours:
01.02. - 25.06. 10.00 - 17.00
26.06. - 27.08. 10.00 - 18.00
28.08. - 31.10. 10.00 - 17.00
01.11. - 31.01. 10.00 - 16.00

The museum is closed on following days: 24., 25. and 31.12. and 01.01.

Children under 18 have free access.
The price for adults vary between DKK 125 - 145 according to the time of year.

Access in a wheelchair to all indoor exhibitions, the aquaria, the seal enclosure and the cafe.




Bus to the Fisheries and Maritime Museum

Bus line A from the train station and the central square/Skolegade.

Bus line 13 from the Fanø ferry terminal via the train station.

Every half hour.



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Tarphagevej 2
6710 Esbjerg V


+45 76122000


  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
    • Easy access
  • Discount

    • Be Happy Pass
  • Facilities

    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Coach park
    • Packed lunch permitted
    • Service Dogs allowed
    • Activities for children
    • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Fishing
    • Cultural history
    • Industry
  • Type

    • Maritime museum



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