History and vision

Saatsee und SchuteThe Hafenmuseum Hamburg houses the maritime parts of the collection of the Museum der Arbeit being collected since 1986. Since 1999, the extensive collection was concentrated and accumulated in the Hansa port as a branch of the Museum of Labour. Since 2008, the Hafenmuseum Hamburg is a site of the Historic Museums Hamburg. The Hafenmuseum Hamburg with its unique concept, popular programme and interesting activities promises to have a lot of potential in the future.

The foundation Hamburg Maritime is the owner of the historical 50s sheds, taking care of the buildings’ appropriate restoration as well as of the freighter MS BLEICHEN, the historical port railway and the cranes being repaired.

Both foundations set the goal to develop the Hafenmuseum Hamburg further to a large Port hands-on Museum during the next years.