The National Maritime Museum has one of the largest maritime collections in the world. The museum has an active policy of increasing the knowledge of this heritage and handing it down to the next generation of experts.
Cape Leeuwin ahoy!
The Vendée Globe is the world's toughest solo sailing race, and Cape Leeuwin is an iconic point on the radar of Pieter Heerema during that race. Accidentally discovered by the Dutch centuries ago, this was the ‘Southern land’ that had been sought for so long. Who discovered Australia? And was it really the fabled ‘Southern land’
Drive | 100 years of collecting
The exhibition Drive | 100 years of collecting leads you through a succession of extraordinary galleries. In every gallery, we introduce you to a cornucopia of maritime objects and paintings, brought together thanks to the great collection drives of various individuals. What motivated them? The exhibition 'Drive' adopts four different perspectives as it tells the story of why people become collectors.