The Houston Maritime Museum offers insight into maritime history through historic ship models, the Luykx Navigation Instrument Collection and numerous nautical items. The Houston Maritime Museum is the first of its kind in Houston. Exhibits include over 150 ship models, over 100 types of navigational instruments, and numerous maritime artifacts. Lectures on oceans, explorers, cargo ships and fishing vessels provide new and exciting learning experiences for visitors of all ages.
Merchant Marine Veterans
This area commemorates the sacrifices that Merchant Marine Veterans made and acknowledges the important role they played during World War II.
Luykx Navigation Collection
This collection, which contains over 100 maritime navigation instruments, shows the evolution of navigation tools.
World War II Naval Models
A collection of ships models that shows the various types of vessels used by the Germans, Japanese and Allies during World War II.
With these models, maritime history from ancient time to the present is shown. Educational material is presented along with each model to explain why she gained a place in history.
Items ranging from 500BC amphorae to modern sextants are on display, plus nautical items collected from ports around the world.
This non-lending library, specializing in maritime books and magazines, is available for patrons wishing to do research.
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Museums and Attractions
- Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm
- Admission: $5 Adults $3 for ages 3-11
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- Reception Capacity 100
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- Banquet Capacity 60