Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM)

Apart from the library and a depot, the German Maritime Museum also maintains extensive archives with technical drawings, nautical charts, photographs, films, prints, posters, as well as all kinds of documents and records. A systematic catalogue means that one can always gain immediate access to the records.

 Thematically, the main emphasis of the archives is on the areas of merchant shipping, merchant shipbuilding and fishing. The collections on the navy and official shipping, for example of the water and shipping authorities, are also significant, but less extensive.

Access to the archives

The archives of the German Maritime Museum are available for use in any research work but it is necessary to arrange an appointment in advance.

Scientific information

Photo service


Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
- Archiv -
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven
Tel: +49-471-48 207 0
FAX: +49-471-48 207 55