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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Maritime Museums and Museums Ships 

Maritime Museums and Museum Ships

Maritime Museums and Museum Ships

Maritime museums specialise in the exhibition of objects relating to all types of ships and naval history. There are thousands of maritime museums and hundreds of museum ships in the world. The list of Maritime Museums featured on “Joy of Museums” includes:

Maritime Museums

Museum Ships 

Maritime Quotes

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“Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.”
– Charles Cook

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“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”
– Thomas Jefferson

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“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”
– Aristotle Onassis

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“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.”
– Edmund Gibbon

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“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

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“The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.”
– Ovid

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The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
– Thomas Jefferson

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“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

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“Then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago.”
– Herman Melville,

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“It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”
– Sir Francis Drake

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“The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.”
– Jules Verne

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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”
– Joseph Conrad

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“The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with the sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?”
– Jules Verne

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“It is not the ship so much as the skilful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”
– George William Curtis

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“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards the ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

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“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.”
–  Hammond Ines

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“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”
– Seneca

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“It is extraordinary to see the sea; what a spectacle! She is so unfettered that one wonders whether it is possible that she again become calm.”
– Claude Monet

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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
– William Arthur Ward

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“When a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land.”
– Samuel Johnson

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“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
– William Shakespeare

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“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
– Kenneth Grahame

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Explore other Specialist Museums

Money, Banking and Mint Museums

Library Museums

Historic House Museums

Portrait Galleries

Cultural Museums

Sports Museums

Religious Museums

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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”
– Joseph Conrad

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