Tour the Ferrol Shipbuilding Museum on a complete virtual tour

Tour the Ferrol Shipbuilding Museum on a complete virtual tour

Thus, from our computer or any mobile device, we can approach this complete Naval Museum of Ferrol in 360-degree panoramas, discovering its curiosities and its landmarks.

The tour of each floor has an initial plan and different explanatory panels, in Galician and Spanish, in which we can learn about the particularities of shipbuilding in the 18th century, the characteristics of the wreck of A Magdalena or the Vulkan shaper…

We also stop at the reproduction of the Astana gantry crane or know in detail the exhibition on the history of Navantia. In total there are more than twenty stops that break the contents of the museum.

The virtual visit can be made from this link to the Museum website. This is possible thanks to the work of a special camera that takes different photographs and mounts them in a similar way to that carried out by the Google Maps application, which allows a 360º view of the interior of the Herrerías building.

In the tour, we can stop in different places of the museum and even enter the old optics of the Estaca de Bares lighthouse to observe the museum as if we were inside.

In this way, the museum opens up to many more visitors in its eagerness to communicate and educate the public in maritime history, safeguarding its traditions and promoting maritime awareness, including auxiliary marine sciences such as cosmography or cartography.

Visit the Naval Museum of Ferrol

The Naval Museum, which has several offices in Spain, opened Ferrol’s on March 5, 1986. Located inside the Naval base of Ferrol, in the former Barracks of Inmates known as San Campio and projected in 1765, it shows the historical link between the Navy and the city.

Other subsidiary museums are the naval museums of the Canary Islands, Cartagena, San Fernando, as well as the Torre del Oro maritime museum in Seville and the Don Álvaro de Bazán Archive-Museum in the Viso del Marqués (Ciudad Real).

The Naval Museum of Ferrol retains more than one hundred artillery pieces, as we can see in the shooting room. It also exposes ships of different sizes and periods, among which one of the frigates Santa María Magdalena, of 34 guns, launched in 1773 in Ferrol and of tragic destination after a strong storm.

Other models of interest are that of the Galatea school ship and that of the San Carlos Real ship in Spain, in addition to having a wide collection of fishing and cabotage models, navigation instruments (from scandal to GPS) and all types of nautical objects.

Among the cartography collection, the Atlas de Tofiño and the copper plate series of the Hydrographic Institute, from the 18th and 19th centuries, stand out. One of the rooms is dedicated to the School of Electronics and Transmissions of the Navy, with the historical pieces of this center located in the naval base of Rio, in the nearby Vigo estuary.

As we can see, there is much to discover, so if you plan to visit the Ferrol Naval Museum on-site, remember that the schedule is from Monday to Friday from 09: 30-13: 30 hours and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free and has guided tours .

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