Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Natural History Museum
Head to Fisheries- and Maritime Museum to learn about Denmark's fishing industry and how it has been influenced by Viking history and culture. Examine the live fish of the North Sea, some of which you can touch, or check out the informative maritime section where you can learn about Esbjerg's viking history and Danish fishing practices. Learn how to make rope and nets at the instructional exhibits throughout. Head outside to see the seal aquarium; check the seal feeding times in advance. You can also arrange to do fishing or walking tours of the Wadden Sea from this museum. A visit to Fisheries- and Maritime Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Esbjerg planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wow, amazing museum with kids, staff is super super friendly, and seriously the food at the „cafe“ is simply amazing. Best food so far in Denmark! Thank you for a lovely rainy day !  more »
  • Very nice place with a lot of interesting fish and ships. Also the offshore part is great. Good outdoor area with plenty of space and a playground for the small ones. Great place for both children...  more »
  • We had a great day here. There was arranged activities for kids that were both fun and extremely educational (for us adults as well). The guide was fun and very sweet and totally made our day. Teaching our kids how to properly hold crabs, tie knots and other cool stuff. The food at the restaurant was pretty good, and once again there were friendly and service minded to the extreme. The place is a very good place to spend an entire day...the outdoor playground is pretty cool.
  • Not as enthused as others. The museum is not accredited which makes you wonder how good the animals really have it in there. There is one part where you can touch the fish even which I’m sure is not so great for them. Also the tanks seem overcrowded. The museum looks very dated and looks like it’s never been renovated. On the positive side I found the offshore exhibition pretty good.

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