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Maas Binnenvaartmuseum Maasbracht

Museum

Maasbracht, with the largest inland port in the Netherlands, is rightly the centre of inland navigation. At the port of Maasbracht is the Maas Binnenvaartmuseum.

In the museum there are numerous items that recall the rich history of the boatmen's fair and the present and past of inland navigation. You will find a model of the "ship's cemetery". A disaster that struck inland navigation on 30 September 1944 in which 240 ships in the port of Maasbracht were sunk by the enemy using dynamite. An episode unparalleled in the history of inland navigation. The museum contains various scale models of ships that sailed the inland waterways in the distant past.

In recent decades, inland navigation has also had to deal with all kinds of social and economic developments. In the museum you can see how these developments had repercussions on the industry. Through various photo exhibitions you will discover how the skipper and his family, often under difficult circumstances, lived and worked.

WHEELCHAIR AVAILABILITY

The Maas Binnenvaartmuseum has two manual wheelchairs available for visitors with mobility problems.

Contact information

Maas Binnenvaartmuseum Maasbracht
Havenstraat 12
6051 CR MAASBRACHT
Netherlands
0475 465 873

Opening hours

Sa , Su: 14:00 - 17:00 hour.

Facilities

ITS-classified
no
Disabled access
yes
Adapted for the disabled
yes
Toilet accessible for wheelchairs
yes
Own car park
no
Guided tours
yes
Demonstrations
yes
Photography permitted
Photography with flash permitted
Wheelchair available (on request)
no
Disabled parking space
no
VVV member
yes
Type of museum
shipping and shipbuilding
Spoken languagesEnglish
Spoken languagesFrans
Spoken languagesGerman