Last Update:  29 June, 2004


The Maritime History Virtual Archives

Maritime and Naval Museums in Britain and Ireland


The 1000 Islands Antique Boat Museum (Clayton, New York)

Ålands sjöfartsmuseum (The Åland Islands Maritime Museum, Finland)

All Submarines on Public Display Around the World

The American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial and Museum (Tampa, Florida)

The Australian National Maritime Museum (Sydney)

The Battleship Alabama BB 60

Battleship Cove (USS Massachusetts and other museum ships, Fall River, Mass.)

The Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society

The Battleship North Carolina BB55 (Wilmington, North Carolina)

Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum (Biloxi, Mississippi)

The Buckie Drifter Maritime Heritage Centre (Scotland)

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (Home to USS Little Rock (CLG-4), USS The Sullivans (DD-537), and USS Croaker (SSK-246), New York)

The California Surf Museum (Surfing museum, Oceanside)

The Canadian Canoe Museum (Peterborough, Ontario)

The Center for Wooden Boats (Seattle)

The Central Naval Museum of Russia

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Columbia River Maritime Museum (Astoria, Oregon)

The Confederate States Navy Museum, Library & Research Institute (Mobile, Alabama)

The Connecticut River Museum (Essex)

Cubberley & Shaw Maritime Museum News (Information about maritime heritage activities throughout New England)

The Cutty Sark

The Danish Merchant Marine Museum

Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Bremerhaven)

The Evans-West Lists of Nautical Museums (Links to lists of naval, maritime and military museums in Britain, Ireland and their islands)

Fotevikens Museum (Sweden)

The Four Masted Barque Passat (Preserved in Lübeck, Germany)

The Four Masted Barque Pommern (Preserved in the Åland Islands, Finland)

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (British Columbia)

Gwynn's Island Museum (Virginia)

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum (Virginia)

The Historical Museum of Southern Florida

The Historic Naval Ships Association's Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide

The Historic-Vessels Discussion List (For exchanging information and advice, and debating topical issues in the ship and classic boat preservation world)

The Historic Vessels Forum at Delphi (Discussion of historic vessels, including preservation, restoration, building of replicas, funding, operating, etc)

Historic Warships at Birkenhead, England (The Frigate HMS Plymouth, the submarine HMS Onyx, the type 9B U-Boat U534, the Mersey Bar Lightship, LCT 7074)

History-Sources' Lists of Maritime-Museums in the UK

The HMCS Haida Naval Museum (WW II Tribal class destroyer, Toronto

HMS Belfast (1938 cruiser, London)

HMS Victory on the Web

HMS Victory, the Virtual Tour

HMS Warrior (With a virtual tour, Portsmouth, England)

Independence Seaport Museum (Home of USS Olympia, Philadelphia)

The International Sailing Craft Association Museum (ISCA, a collection of ethnic working boats from around the world, Lowestoft, England)

The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (New York, New York)

The Iowa Class Preservation Association

The Jacksonville Maritime Museum (Florida)

The Japanese Battleship Mikasa (Admiral Togo's flagship at the Battle of Tsushima)

The John A. Noble Maritime Collection (An art and maritime history museum centered around the art and writings of John A. Noble, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York)

The Kendall Whaling Museum (Sharon, Massachusetts)

Kilens Skeppsbyggnadsmuseum (Shipbuilding, shipbuilders & ships of Sideby in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland)

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (Basin Harbor, Vermont)

The Limfjord Museum (Løgstør, Denmark)

The Lisbon Maritime Museum

Lighthouses and Ships within the National Park System

Loco Motion (A non-profit organisation trying to preserve and restore any small WW II vessels)

The Maine Maritime Museum (Bath)

The Maine Watercraft Museum (Thomaston, over 130 traditional smallcraft representing a cross section of boats produced in Maine since the late 1800s)

Maritime Institute of Ireland

The Marine Museum at Fall River (Massachusetts)

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes (Kingston, Ontario)

Marine Museum Research Resources (Searchable databases, finding aids selected internet links and articles)

The Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Virginia)

Mariners Park Museum (Prince Edward County, Ontario)

The Maritime and Yachting Museum (Stuart, Forida)

The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler (State University of New York Maritime College)

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia (Victoria)

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Nova Scotia)

The Mary Rose Trust

Museo Marítimo de Asturias (Luanco, Spain)

The Museum of German Inland Navigation (Duisburg)

The Museum of History and Industry (Seattle)

The Museum of Submarine Telegraphy (Porthcurno, Cornwall)

The Museum of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City, North Carolina)

Mystic Seaport ("The museum of America and the sea")

The Nantucket Life Saving Museum

The National Maritime Museum (San Francisco)

The National Maritime Museum Association (NMMA)

The Naval and Maritime Museum (Valparaíso, Chile)

The Naval and Maritime Museums List International (Except the USA)

The Naval and Maritime Museums List United States of America

The Naval Museum of Manitoba (Winnipeg)

The Naval Undersea Museum (Keyport, Washington)

Nelson's Dockyard National Park (Antigua, West Indies)

The Netherlands Maritime Museum (Amsterdam)

The New Bedford Whaling Museum

Newburyport Maritime Society (Newburyport, Massachusetts)

The New England Pirate Museum (Salem, Massachusetts)

The New Netherland Museum (Croton-on-Hudson, New York)

The New Zealand National Maritime Museum (Auckland)

The North Carolina Maritime Museum (Beaufort)

Northwest Seaport (The 1897 lumber/codfishing schooner Wawona, the 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss & the 1904 lightship Swiftsure ex Relief #83, Seattle)

Nova Scotia Museum (Family of 25 museums, including maritime and fisheries)

The Old Coast Guard Station (Virginia Beach, VA)

The Oregon Maritime Center and Museum (Home of the steam sternwheel tugboat Portland, Portland)

Pacific Marine Gallery

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum (USS Yorktown CV-10, USS Laffey DD-724, USCGC Ingham WHEC-35, USS Clamagore SS-343, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina)

Peabody Essex Museum (Maritime art and history)

The Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport, Maine)

The Pitcairn Islands Study Center (A museum/research facility on the campus of Pacific Union College, Angwin, California)

The Plymouth Naval Base Museum (UK)

Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum(Point Orford, OR)

Port (The National Maritime Museum information gateway)

The Portland Harbor Museum (The maritime museum of the port of Portland, Maine)

Portsmouth Historic Ships (Mary Rose, Victory, Warrior)

Pre-Dreadnought Preservation (A list of preserved warships and their present locations)

The Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum (Rotterdam, featuring the 19th-century turret-ram ship Buffel)

Project Liberty Ship (The John W. Brown)

The Provincial Museum of Kymenlaakso (The 1907 icebreaker Tarmo, the 1933 wooden patrol boat VMV 11, Kotka, Finland)

PT Locations (Where Are the Last of the PT Boats?)

The Risør Museum (Home of the replica 1810 gunboat Øster Riisøer III, Norway)

The River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames (UK)

The Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria)

The Royal Danish Naval Museum (Copenhagen) - new URL

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (Gosport, Hampshire)

The Sailing Yacht Canada Restoration Program (1898 42' New Brunswick built racing sloop)

The San Diego Maritime Museum

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (California)

Save the St. Roch (RCMP vessel that conquered the Northwest Passage twice, west to east and back from east to west, and circumnavigated North America, now in Vancouver, British Columbia)

Schifffahrtsmuseum Schloss Tessenow (Models and reference library, Germany)

The Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther)

The Shetland Museums Service (The Shetland Museum, The Croft House Museum and the Böd of Gremista Museum)

Shore Village Museum - Maine's Lighthouse Museum (Rockland)

Smith's Master Index to North American and World Maritime Museums on the Web

The South African Maritime Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum (The Four Masted Barque Peking, New York city)

SS Argentina(New Orleans, Louisana USA)

The SS Catalina Preservation Association (Los Angeles-Santa Catalina Island steam ferry)

The SS Milwaukee Clipper Preservation Website

The Sunshine Coast Maritime Museum (SCMM. Gibsons, British Columbia)

Swedish State History Museums

The Sydney Heritage Fleet (Formerly the Sydney Maritime Museum, Australia)

The Sydney Maritime Museum (Recently renamed: Australian National Maritime Museum)

Texas Maritime Museum

The Texas Seaport Museum (Home of the barque Elissa)

The Tugboat Luna Preservation Society (First commercially-owned diesel-electric ship-docking tug, Boston)

The Turkish Naval Museum (Istanbul)

U-505 (Type-IXc WW II U-boat at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry)

The United States Naval & Shipbuilding Museum (USS Salem CA-139, Quincy, Massachusetts)

The USS Blueback (The US Navy's last non-nuclear submarine, at The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland)

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park (Honolulu)

The USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum (American Civil War river gunboat, Vicksburg, Mississippi)

USS Constellation

USS Constitution

The USS Kidd, DD-661 and the Nautical Center of the Louisiana War Memorial (Fletcher class destroyer)

The USS Olympia Preservation Group

The USS Pampanito SS-383 (WW II submarine, San Francisco)

The USS Texas

The Vancouver Maritime Museum (BC)

The Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York (Located aboard a restored Lehigh Valley Railroad barge)

The Western Australian Maritime Museum

The Westport Maritime Museum (Gray's Harbor, Washington)

The Windermere Steamboat Museum (Windermere, Cumbria, UK)

The World Wide Web Virtual Library Index of Museums