One who is interested in the history of diving will be drawn to various museums and exhibitions and the like on his or her journeys. Below is an account of these ventures. You will also find a subpage presenting a list of all museums of diving history that we are aware of. If you learn to know one that is missing from our list then let us know and we will complete the list. There is a handy report form for your convenience.
A splendid museum is located In Portsmount, England. It is perhaps the mosts impressive museum of diving history and maritime history that we have visited. The british isles have found the need both for a large commercial fleet and an armada and underwater activities are well portrayed in these museums. We must no forget the unique museums in countless other countries, though.
Other good (and closer to Finland!) destinations for people interested in diving history include, for example, St Petersburg/Kronstadt, Tallinn, Gdansk and Stockholm. All of these relatively nearby destinations have interesting displays. Each museum wants to present its pride on its website but sometimes a visitor pays attention to other things than the local people. On this page we showcase a number of items that have caught our eyes.
It must be noted too, that most maritime museums have at least one diving related display.
A few museums that we have visited
- Estonia, Tallinn: Estonian maritime museum.
- Poland: Maritime museum in Gdansk, Maritime museum in Gdynia, Museum of diving in Warsaw.
- Sweden, Stockholm: Dyktankhuset, Vasa-museo.