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History and mission
Heir to the historic rooms arsenals, large collections of Paris, Versailles and the Hall of practical work of the school of structural engineers, the National Marine Museum is both a museum of art and history, science and technology, human adventures and Popular traditions, a maritime culture center open to the wider public. It is intended to be the showcase and Heritage Conservatory of all marine.
With the museum of the Fleet in St. Petersburg, he shares the privilege of being one of the oldest maritime museums in the world by the size and diversity of its collections. Recognizing the vital educational role it must play to accommodate future generations, it is considering a completely new presentation of its permanent galleries within a few years
Dissemination and sharing of maritime knowledge
Around its permanent collections, larger models arsenals, tables whose series ports Vernet, Witnesses of objects of maritime activities, and its temporary exhibitions, the National Marine Museum educates the public maritime fact.
The museum is in close liaison with universities, with research centers including the CNRS with which a naval archeology department was created in 1983. He is a member of ICOM and also of the International Congress of Maritime Museums ICMM.