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.
We are open!
We are happy to reopen our museums (18 May 2021) and 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 cafés will stay closed for safety reasons.
NOTE: From Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, the mandatory test will no longer apply.
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: May 18, 2021
Welcome to the Port Museum Hamburg!
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Current information on visiting PEKING
As announced at the arrival of the PEKING in Hamburg in September 2020, a visit to the ship will not be possible before autumn 2021. The necessary expansion of the berth to completely connect the ship to shore and the final clarification of the permit situation will take more time. Small guided groups tours are planned for autumn 2021. A digital tour through all areas of the extensively restored ship is already being offered. Please see below.
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 g.co/HafenmuseumHamburg.
About 1900, the increasing transhipment and the ships becoming bigger required an extensive rebuilding and extension process of the Port of Hamburg. From 1908 until 1909, the sheds 50 and 51 were built along the wall of the Bremen quay. Each of them was 271 metres long and 48 metres deep. Furthermore, a dwelling house for the quay officials was built in 1911. More or less at the same time, the sheds 52 and 53 were built at the Australia quay along the India port.
On the Bremen Quay …along the museum’s pontoon bridge, you find the floating exhibits tied up. The floating crane Saatsee from 1917 and the steam-powered suction machine Sauger IV from 1909 with their impressive steam engines are started up for special events and presented to the visitors.
The floating crane Saatsee from 1917 and the steam-powered suction machine Sauger IV from 1909 with their impressive steam engines are started up for special events and presented to the visitors.
The MS Bleichen is a traditional cargo ship. By using the characteristic onboard cargo gear, the transfer of individually packaged goods before the invention of the container can be demonstrated.
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 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
The museum has a good connection to the public transport. Please notice that the terrain is very extensive.
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.