CELEBRATING 50 YEARS! The Maritime Museum was founded in 1968, is a historical and nautical museum representing the span of sea history, including the famous Fall River Line and RMS Titanic and houses more than 150 scale models, 30,000 photographs, videos, uniforms and a research library (by appointment only).The The Maritime Museum is a vital key in connecting the maritime history of Fall River to the greater story of naval heritage. The main gallery exhibition entitled, Sails, Paddles & Screws: The History of Maritime Travel and Culture showcases the museum's collection to the public in a reinvigorated way through interactives and the latest in museum exhibit design and programming. The exhibit includes three distinct sections: 1.) Sail- which includes such topics as the Age of Exploration, the Portuguese experience, whaling, maritime folktales; 2.) Paddles- The Fall River Line, technological advances in sea travel, minorities and women and the sea; 3.) Screws- Ocean liners, RMS Titanic, United Fruit and other local imports, class and the sea, and warships. Also new for 2018 is "DIVE!" an interactive exploration of reefs and shipwrecks -sponsored by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation. The Maritime Museum has spent the last year re-inventing itself with improved lighting, a Kid's Cove learning area and a host of innovative programs.
Your admission ticket is good for both the Maritime Museum and Battleship Cove!
Chart your course with a host of educational and fun programs highlighting the continuing story of maritime heritage. Programs include Common Core aligned educational tours for students, historical lectures, hands on activity days, art classes, maritime themed days, and concerts.
For 2017, the museum will unveil the new exhibit "Closing the Gap: The Role of the Azores during WWII," a sparkling and fresh look to the facade of the building, and a new retail store!
The Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove is an ideal location for your classic New England wedding, function or party. An unforgettable venue for any occasion throughout the year. You are sure to find that every aspect of the museum will create the most gracious and elegant setting to celebrate with your guests!