Over nearly a century, the Maritime Museum has collected approximately 60,000 museum objects that tell stories of maritime activities, both civilian and military, through the ages. The collections have enormous breadth and contain objects of every size – from entire icebreakers and saloon boats to detonators and brass buttons.

Some of the objects in our collections are shown in our exhibitions. Others are on loan to other museums or other institutions with maritime connections. Most of the objects, however, are kept in storage.

In recent years, we have moved many of our stores. It has also meant that we inventoried everything as packing for transports. Since December 2013, all is in place in their new stores. Some objects have already been unpacked, but much remains and we continue to unpack throughout 2014.

By finding new connections between objects and creating new groups for them, we are gaining a thorough knowledge of what the museum has chosen to do over the years with our shared cultural inheritance of maritime activities.

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We are photographing everything we can and continuously making more objects available online through the database DigitalMuseum.

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Objects and warehouses can be shown by special arrangement.

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