Port Museum Hamburg PEKING

The Port Museum Hamburg is located in the free port on the last remaining ensemble of quay sheds being today under preservation order. The structure of the quay was built 100 year ago and once ensured the optimal handling of goods between the ship moored to the quay and the traffic on land. 

What's on


Here on the quayside, huge cranes reach for the skies and historical goods wagons roll on the original tracks of the port railway. In the port basin we see a coal-fired floating steam crane, the bulk cargo ship MS Bleichen and other interesting historic vessels.


Start of the summer season: March 28, 2021

Opening hours

The Hamburg Port Museum will be in winter break from November 1, 2020. During the summer season from March 28th to October 31st, 2021, the Port Museum will be open again.

Current information on visiting PEKING

The PEKING is not yet accessible for visitors, as outstanding work has to be done on board and at the berth. However, you can visit the PEKING from the quay of the Port Museum and take a look from the outside.

Please note that there is only very limited parking at the port museum. However, you can also travel comfortably by public transport - all information can be found here. At the weekend, the historic bus route 856 takes them to us - you can find the timetable here (German only).

Virtual tour of PEKING!

Even if the ship is currently not accessible, you can now take a walk on the PEKING from home and look around all decks and in the hold! In cooperation with Google Arts & Culture, we have created virtual tours of the four-masted barque PEKING. With the help of the arrows you can navigate directly in the picture.

You can also immerse yourself in the history of the ship at



We are closed because of winter break

Once we reopen, we are happy to ask you to follow our guidelines for protection against SARS-CoV-2. You are allowed to visit our exhibitions as there is plenty of space to keep the distance. Unfortunately we cannot offer guided tours or other events in our museums. The museum café will stay closed for safety reasons.

Permanent exhibitions

Opening hours

The Hamburg Port Museum will be in winter break from November 1, 2020. During the summer season from March 28th to October 31st, 2021, the Port Museum will be open again.


The museum is only partially barrier-free.


6,50 € for adults

4 € for groups of more than 10

4 € for vocational college students over 18, students under 30, apprentices and trainees, job seekers, social security recipients, young people doing voluntary work in their gap year, owners of Hamburg card or of Hamburg’s holiday – only on presentation of the corresponding pass.

Free admission

Free admission for children and young people under 18, members of the press, carers accompanying a disabled visitor, members of the Deutsches Museumsbund, members of the foundation council and the board of trustees of SHMH, board members and foundation council members of the state museums, ICOM, BVGD, members of the Friends of the SHMH, members of the Verein für Hamburgische Geschichte, BBK, Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker

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Getting here

The museum has a good connection to the public transport. Please notice that the terrain is very extensive.


Our services

Eat & drink


“Kaffeeklappen”, a kind of canteen, existed in the Port of Hamburg since 1888. The dockers could get a warm, cheap meal there. In the 50s sheds, there were also a Kaffeeklappe called “Kaffeehalle N° 7” at Veddeler Damm / Bremer Kai which was built in 1910. Today, the museum’s Kaffeeklappe in shed 50 A supplies visitors with coffee and cake as well as with other cold and warm drinks.



Our museum shop "Zampelbüdel" was named after the linen bags used by the dock workers to transport their personal belongings for daily use. Here you can buy souvenirs such as books and postcards, key rings, ship models, maritime clothing, coffee and tea varieties and many other port-related souvenirs.
The opening hours are the same as for the Port Museum.

Maritime Circle Line


Visit the Port Museum Hamburg on the waterway - with a launch of the Maritime Circle Line.