The headquarters of the Maritime Museum in Santander or Cantabrian Maritime Museum is between the promontory of San Martin and Los Peligros beach. It was built in 1978 and teaches us the relationship of the people of cantabrian with the sea.
The Maritime Museum of Santander is located in Santander Bay
In the Cantabrian Maritime Museum, with over 3,000 square meters offer one of the best marine-themed museum collections in Spain, teaching us the relationship of the men with the sea.
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The Maritime Museum of Santander is divided into four sections:
- “Life at Sea” themed nature and marine biology, here we see several aquariums with more than a million liters of sea water, in the part of biology we see documentation, scientific instruments and materials work of the Maritime Station Zoology and Experimental Botany.
- The next section of the Maritime Museum of Santander is about “Fishermen and Fisheries” where teaches us the relation of the people sea with the fishing and shellfishing. The Museum teaches us their customs, their lifestyles, their clothes, ships, social organization, etc.
This section is divided into three parts: ” The task of fisheries instruments, arts and boats“, “Traditional Forms of Life” and “Preservation and Marketing Techniques.”
- In the following section we find “The Cantabrian sea and history” of themed on the maritime activity of people since 2,000 years ago. This section is divided into six parts:
“Ports in history and cabotage“, “Boats and distant seas“, “War, privateering and piracy“, “Trade associations and institutions“, “The illustration, Bustamante and Malaspina Expedition” and “Ships and ports”.
- The fourth section is “Technological vanguard against the sea” themed maritime technology on the construction and shipbuilding industry.
This section is divided into three parts: “The evolution and type of ship“, “Navigation Systems” and “Underwater Penetration“.
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