Monday, 20 July 2009

Antwerp Ship Museum, May 2009 - A photo post

The ship museum, in Antwerp, is located on the banks of the River Scheldt. It is called Nationaal Scheepvaartmuseum in 't Steen in Flemish. Steen is a castle in Antwerp and houses the smaller inside displays of the museum, unfortunately the castle has been closed, till 2011 as far as I can tell, presumably it is being renovated. The exterior displays of the museum, with many boats and some small ships, is still open to the public, in the daytime and has no admission charge. I went there in May, with some visiting relatives. Unfortunately I did not possess a camcorder at the time but I did take some photographs.

Boats at the Antwerp Ship Museum

Only in Belgium

A beer bottle shaped hydrofoil, there are photographs by the craft proving that it does work.



A Lady's Life said...

Nice boat museum. I love the first big one.
Sure could use a floater these days. lol

BBE said...

Oh! there are a couple of bigger ones in there than that, my lens did not go to a wide enough angle to fit them in though.

It is a nice museum but it is also ashame that the indoor part is closed at the moment, it was very good.