The Maritime Museum was founded in 1968 as a historical and nautical museum representing such items as the famous Fall River Line and RMS Titanic. Known nationwide for its renowned Titanic exhibit, it is one of the world's largest of its type dedicated to that subject.
The main gallery exhibition is entitled "Sails, Paddles & Screws: The History of Maritime Travel and Culture" and showcases the museum's collection to the public in a reinvigorated way through interactive display and the latest in museum exhibit design and programming.
The exhibit includes three distinct sections:
The Age of Exploration,
The Portuguese Experience,
The Fall River Line
Technological advances in Sea Travel
Minorities, Women, and the Sea
United Fruit and other local imports
Class and the Sea
The Maritime Museum is open seasonally:
April 1 to Labor Day:
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm.
Labor Day to September 29:
Oct 1 to April 1:
Open year-round for event rentals and will accommodate any group visit requests with enough notice.
Entry is included with Regular Admission to Battleship Cove
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!
225 person capacity standing, or 150 seated
Small galley kitchen. Preferred caterer list available
Screen and projector
On-street parking availability.
For more information about our programs at the Maritime Museum, please contact us at 508-678-1100 or via email!
Come see the exhibit "The Birth and Death of a Titan: the Story of the TITANIC," in which visitors will walk through her passageways, check out the menu options, and learn about fellow passengers as they explore the 28' TITANIC model featured in the 1953 20th Century Fox film of the same name.