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Maritime Museum:

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:

1.) Sail


  • The Age of Exploration,

  • The Portuguese Experience,

  • Whaling

  • Maritime Folktales 


2.) Paddles


  • The Fall River Line

  • Technological advances in Sea Travel

  • Minorities, Women, and the Sea 

3.) Screws

  • Ocean liners

  • RMS Titanic

  • United Fruit and other local imports 

  • Class and the Sea

  • Warships.




The Maritime Museum is open Friday- Sunday 10:00 am-3:00 pm for the winter.  

Maritime Museum Admission Only:

Adult: $10

Children 4-12: $8

Open year-round for event rentals and will accommodate any group visit requests with enough notice.


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!

Amenities include:

  • 225 person capacity standing, or 150 seated

  • Small galley kitchen. Preferred caterer list available

  • Screen and projector

  • Sound-system

  • Outstanding backdrop

  • On-street parking availability.


For more information about our programs at the Maritime Museum, please contact us at 508-678-1100 ext. 123 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.

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