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The shipping museum Flensburg is a branch of the municipal museum founded in 1979, which was inaugurated in 1984 in the former customs packing house on the ship bridge as a highlight of the 700th anniversary of the city; it offers an overview of the history of the city and the seafaring tradition of Flensburg.
The former customs packing house was built in 1842/43 according to designs by the royal Danish building inspector Meyer. Until it ceased to function as a bonded warehouse in 1972, it was used for the storage of bonded goods by Flensburg merchants, with rum being one of the main products. The state of Schleswig-Holstein handed it over to the city of Flensburg in 1979, which took it over for a museum on the city's maritime history. It thus became a branch of the Municipal Museum, founded in 1876, for the 100th anniversary of which it was decided to establish the Maritime Museum.
1980–1983 the listed building was largely restored historically, made accessible for the disabled and presented to the public in 1984. In March 2012 the Maritime Museum was reopened after a two-year complete renovation and redesign of the exhibition. In addition to the Zollpackhaus, the exhibition now also occupies the Zollamtshof (West India trip, Butterfahrt and Flensburg shipyard) and the newly built exhibition building on the courtyard (changes in technology and everyday life on board over the past 100 years).
May 7, 2019
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