International Maritime Museum Hamburg

Welcome aboard!

You can find us at:


TEL.: +49 (0)40 300 92 300


We are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

The museum is open on the 25th of December and January the 1st, but closed on the 24th and 31st of December.

The Museum Shop and the specialised bookstore WEDE are open daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm.

Hamburg’s maritime heart beats here

Since 2008, the listed Kaispeicher B has been home to the Peter Tamm Collection. The world’s largest private maritime collection was transferred to a charitable foundation in 2003 and is now presented to the public on nine exhibition decks. Ship models – including models made of gold and silver – merchant shipping, cruise dreams, naval history and marine research – precious exhibits from all over the world tell living history and stories from three thousand years of seafaring.

Die Schiffsminiaturen auf deck 9 des Internationalen Maritimen Museum Hamburg. Sie erfahren mehr Darüber im Audioguide.

The Kaispeicher B at Magdeburger- and Brooktorhafen was built in 1878/79 on behalf of the Silospeicher Kommandit-Gesellschaft J.W. Boutin according to plans by Bernhard Georg Jacob Hanssen and Wilhelm Emil Meerwein. The ten-story brick building is thus about ten years older than the buildings in Speicherstadt – and today it is Hamburg’s oldest warehouse and the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt.

Schiffsmodell der Wapen von Hamburg III auf Deck 2. Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg.

The Kaispeicher B has been a listed building since 2000 and is maintained by the Peter Tamm Sen. Foundation. In 2005, the City of Hamburg granted the foundation use of the building for 99 years.

Familien Besuchen die Modellbauwerkstatt des Internationalen Maritimes Museum Hamburg am Familiensonntag "Schiffbauwerkstatt".

Feel free to browse through an overview of our exhibitions, including our audioguide free to use with your own device and headphones in the museum through our free open WiFi:

Admission prices:

  • Adult €17.00
  • Concessions€ 12.00
  • Small family 1 adult + max. 4 children €20.00
  • Family 2 adults + max. 4 children € 36.00
  • Groups from 10 persons, per person € 12.00
  • School classes per student € 3.50
  • Preschool groups per child € 2.00
  • Störtebeker ticket from 16.30 pm € 8.00
  • HamburgCard holders € 13.00

While no time slots have to be booked and the waiting time at our cash desk is normally quite short, you can purchase an online ticket that you can show to our security colleagues in the foyer and proceed directly to the exhibitions. The online tickets are for sale at our

Die letzte englischsprachige Führung der Lange Nacht der Museen Hamburg 2023 im Maritimen Museum war auch gut besucht.

Public guided tours

Our Museum Treasures:
Tuesdays, 11 am to 12 pm
meeting point: foyer
Adults € 3.- / families € 6.- plus admission
Ship simulator:
On Wednesdays and Sundays at 12 and 2 pm
visitors can try out our high-tech ship simulator
Adults € 5,- / Families € 10,- plus admission
Captain’s guided tours on changing specific subjects:
On Thursdays , 11 am to 12 pm
Adults € 3.- / families € 6.- plus admission
Maritime lectures on changing specific subjects:
On Saturdays, 3pm to 4pm
Adults € 3.- / families € 6.- plus admission
For details and changing topics please refer to our event’s calendar.

Please book our museum education programs for through the Museumsdienst Hamburg:

Telephone: +49 (0)40 428 13 10

Visits for groups and booking guided tours

Groups of over 10 persons get a reduced entrance fee in the museum, wether they book a guided tour or not. We kindly ask you to book the visit of larger groups in advance, even without a booked guided tour:


Please book our offers via the Museumsdienst Hamburg.


Telephone: +49 (0)40 4281310

Prices of the guided tours:

  • 60 minutes EUR 75,-
  • 90 minutes EUR 93
  • 120 minutes EUR 111,-

Foreign language surcharge for English / French EUR 12.00

Sunday and public holiday surcharge EUR 12.00

Admission fee: EUR 17.00 (from 18 years) / reduced EUR 12.00

Group admission from 10 persons: EUR 12.00

Ship handling simulator:

Would you like to go on a great voyage with your group?
Charter the ship handling simulator and our crew for this purpose!

The cost for a 60-minute trip with a maximum of 15 people is € 90 plus museum admission. School groups pay for a maximum of 15 people € 50.-/hour, plus € 3,50 entrance fee for pupils.

On Sundays and public holidays, as well as for foreign language tours, there is a surcharge of € 12.

The trips are suitable for technically interested children from the age of 12.

For bookings please write to:

Die Wiedereröffnung des Internationalen Maritimen Museum Hamburg findet am 3. Juni 2021 statt. Dann werden die Tore des Kaispeicher B, zwischen Speicherstadt und Haffencity für alle, die sich für Schifffahrt und Maritimes interessieren, wieder geöffnet.

Support our work

Maritime history is the history of mankind. Help us to maintain and further develop the International Maritime Museum in the listed Kaispeicher B as a living place of history. Whether with a one-time donation or a membership in the circle of friends – only together with you we can present the Peter Tamm Collection in all its facets to the public and provide a wide range of cultural offerings. Every donation helps us.

Support the International Maritime Museum Hamburg and the work of our foundation with your

Support the International Maritime Museum Hamburg and become a member of the Circle of Friends:

  • Membership fee (annually) € 72,00
  • Membership fee couples/families (annually) € 120,00
  • Companies, enterprises, institutions (annually) € 500,00

Antje Reineward +49 (0)40 300 92 30 14
Annette Moritz +49 (0)40 300 92 30 34


Baupläne enies Schiffes, enworfen con Cäsar Pinnau für die Hamburg Süd. m Archiv des Internationalen Maritimen Museum Hamburg.

Online Archive

The digitalisation of the extensive archives of the museum is an ongoing process. Feel free to check the online archive or get all information in how to request researches and digital files in the

Event Locations

Are you looking for the most spectacular location for your event at the heart of Hamburg? Get in touch with us and we will be glad to inform you over the variety of solutions for your event.

Telephone: +49 (0)40 300 92 30 12


You would like to report on us or our support for your journalistic work? Get in touch with our press officer

Jens Meyer-Odewald
Telephone: +49 (0)171 14 000 11

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The International Maritime Museum Hamburg is active in most large social media platforms. We give regular updates on the activities of the museum and write short background articles on the pieces of our astonishing collection. Join us online!