The Maritime Museum’s collections are extremely rich and varied. They include pieces ranging from a ship that still sails to a postal stamp, or from a steam engine to a 14th-century manuscript. Of course, they also include everything you expect to find in a maritime museum: binnacles, anchors, model ships, navigational tools, etc. In other words, all sorts of documents and objects from the miniscule to the huge, from all different periods and made of all sorts of materials. For decades, the Museum has gathered examples of the maritime past, a heritage that reminds us of the lives of seafarers, the histories of ships and maritime activities in peacetime or war.
We would like to offer a selection of objects and documents that are notable for their historical interest, their rarity or their aesthetic value. These can give you a general idea of the content of the Museum’s collection. However, do not forget that there is a great deal beyond this selection, with thousands of artefacts and documents that you can discover using our search engine or other resources.
We encourage you to take a stroll through some of the key pieces in our Museum’s collection, grouped into twelve categories to help you keep your bearings.
Model of the container ship Carmen Dolores HModel ships
Model made at the workshop of Modelos Navales Riera in 1994, representing one of the container ships of the Naviera Pinillos company built the same year. The Carmen Dolores H, built at the Scheepswerf “de Hoop” shipyards in Lobith (The Netherlands), was designed for coastal shipping of containers and refrigerated cargo, with a capacity of some 7,000 gross tons. It bears the name of the daughter of the principal shareholder of the shipping company, Alberto Herrera, and when the ship changed hands in 1997 it was renamed, becoming Lola B in honour of Lola Boluda, daughter of the new owner.