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Today we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you, who follow and support the work we do in social media. The news this morning was that we have reached 30.000 followers on Instagram! When we started this account slightly less than 3 years ago, we would have never thought there would be so many of you out there. Your support keeps us highly motivated to keep sharing the exhibits of the museum and their stories.
Today, we give you yet another detail of the heart of the museum: the largest collection of 1:1250 scale ship miniatures in the world. Our founder Prof. Peter Tamm started this collection when he was 6 years old. Despite his passing two years ago, the collection is still growing. We have over 50.000 single miniatures. Ships from all eras, all types and from all around the globe.
The main part of the miniature's collection can be seen in our general display on deck 9.
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Today we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you, who follow and support the work we do in social media. the news this morning was that we have reached 30.000 followers on instagram! when we started this account slightly less than 3 years ago, we would have never thought there would be so many of you out there. your support keeps us highly motivated to keep sharing the exhibits of the museum and their stories.
today, we give you yet another detail of the heart of the museum: the largest collection of 1:1250 scale ship miniatures in the world. our founder prof. peter tamm started this collection when he was 6 years old. despite his passing two years ago, the collection is still growing. we have over 50.000 single miniatures. ships from all eras, all types and from all around the globe.
the main part of the miniature's collection can be seen in our general display on deck 9.
Three years ago today, on March the 21st 2016, we started this Instagram account. We at the International Maritime Museum Hamburg could not imagine back then how great the experience was going to be. In the past years we were able to share the collection and knowledge we treasure with all of you worldwide. We feel privilege to have reached such a wide audience and to have the regular support of many of you. It is a pleasure to be in touch and be able to answer your questions whenever we can. Also to get input from you, which allows us to correct or complete our data base. Feel free to keep on commenting and sharing with us! 
We are more than motivated to keep posting bits of the museum here for you. Thank you all so much for your support!

The picture is a detail of the general display of 1:1250 scale ship miniatures on deck 9 of the museum. With over 50.000 pieces and growing, the Peter Tamm collection is by far the largest worldwide.
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Three years ago today, on march the 21st 2016, we started this instagram account. we at the international maritime museum hamburg could not imagine back then how great the experience was going to be. in the past years we were able to share the collection and knowledge we treasure with all of you worldwide. we feel privilege to have reached such a wide audience and to have the regular support of many of you. it is a pleasure to be in touch and be able to answer your questions whenever we can. also to get input from you, which allows us to correct or complete our data base. feel free to keep on commenting and sharing with us!
we are more than motivated to keep posting bits of the museum here for you. thank you all so much for your support!

the picture is a detail of the general display of 1:1250 scale ship miniatures on deck 9 of the museum. with over 50.000 pieces and growing, the peter tamm collection is by far the largest worldwide.
'Monday Morning View' .
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'monday morning view' .
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On deck 9 of of our exhibition you will find the heart of the museum.  Prof. Peter Tamm started collecting ship miniatures when he was a child. Later, he expanded his collection to all kinds of maritime objects and works of art. Nevertheless, he continued collecting miniatures for the rest of his life. He collected most extensively waterline miniature ship in a scale of 1:1250. When he passed away over 2 years ago, his collection contained over 50.000 of this miniatures. The International Maritime Museum Hamburg has continued expanding, documenting and caring for his collection since.
We are glad to be able to present this treasure to our visitors.
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On deck 9 of of our exhibition you will find the heart of the museum. prof. peter tamm started collecting ship miniatures when he was a child. later, he expanded his collection to all kinds of maritime objects and works of art. nevertheless, he continued collecting miniatures for the rest of his life. he collected most extensively waterline miniature ship in a scale of 1:1250. when he passed away over 2 years ago, his collection contained over 50.000 of this miniatures. the international maritime museum hamburg has continued expanding, documenting and caring for his collection since.
we are glad to be able to present this treasure to our visitors.
'Love is all around'?
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'love is all around'?
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When in Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie 
Huge thanks to @elisabethhe for the amazing day. You are so a great person 😌
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When in hamburg - elbphilharmonie
huge thanks to @elisabethhe for the amazing day. you are so a great person 😌
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Our colleagues at the Model Makers‘ Worksop of the Museum have been busy repairing a number of 1:1250 miniatures built in the 1970s by the modeling company Neptun. This Bavarian company was founded in 1968 by the brother of the founder of the modeling company Navis (1962). Since the year 2000, both companies are united as Navis-Neptun Modellbau. They still produce high quality ship miniatures today. 
The problem with this older models from the 1970s is that the paint and the material of the masts are very sensible. To repair them without losing the original pieces demands a lot of knowledge, patience and very steady hands.
The miniature being repaired in the picture depicts the battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger of the German Imperial Navy. The ship is shown in her form between her commissioning in 1914 and the end of the Battle of Jutland in 1916. She survived, badly damaged, that battle and was later repaired and modified. After the end of World War I she was taken together with a big part of the remaining German High Seas Fleet to Scapa Flow by the @royalnavy . The Derfflinger was scuttled (self-destructed) together with the rest of the ships interned at Scapa Flow in the 21st of June 1919.
The Model Makers’ Workshop is open for visitors on deck 1 of the museum.
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Our colleagues at the model makers‘ worksop of the museum have been busy repairing a number of 1:1250 miniatures built in the 1970s by the modeling company neptun. this bavarian company was founded in 1968 by the brother of the founder of the modeling company navis (1962). since the year 2000, both companies are united as navis-neptun modellbau. they still produce high quality ship miniatures today.
the problem with this older models from the 1970s is that the paint and the material of the masts are very sensible. to repair them without losing the original pieces demands a lot of knowledge, patience and very steady hands.
the miniature being repaired in the picture depicts the battlecruiser sms derfflinger of the german imperial navy. the ship is shown in her form between her commissioning in 1914 and the end of the battle of jutland in 1916. she survived, badly damaged, that battle and was later repaired and modified. after the end of world war i she was taken together with a big part of the remaining german high seas fleet to scapa flow by the @royalnavy . the derfflinger was scuttled (self-destructed) together with the rest of the ships interned at scapa flow in the 21st of june 1919.
the model makers’ workshop is open for visitors on deck 1 of the museum.
The Cap San Diego was built at the Deutsche Werft AG shipyard, Hamburg, in 1961. Shh was ordered as the sixth sister of the Cap-Sam-Class by the shipping company Hamburg Süd. She is as the highlight of the General cargo ships made-in-Germany, just before container ships conquered the global merchant navy. “The White Swan of the South Atlantic” spent 20 years transporting a variety of commercial goods between Germany and South America for Hamburg Süd. In 1981 she was sold and subsequently named San Diego and Sangria. In 1986 she was decommissioned. The Sangria was in a very bad shape and her routes had been definitively overtaken by container ships. She was then set for sale for scrapping. But the Cap San Diego was saved last minute. The City if Hamburg bought the ship. She was then refitted, repaired and has since been maintained by a highly motivated team of Hamburger harbor workers. She has since become the largest, still operative Museum Ship worldwide and one of the main touristic attractions of the Port of Hamburg. She is protected by the German Heritage Law since 2003. 
The real Cap San Diego is not far away from our museum. This beautiful model in a scale of 1:100 stands on deck 6 of our exhibition. Feel free to follow our dear neighbor at @cap.san.diego
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The cap san diego was built at the deutsche werft ag shipyard, hamburg, in 1961. shh was ordered as the sixth sister of the cap-sam-class by the shipping company hamburg süd. she is as the highlight of the general cargo ships made-in-germany, just before container ships conquered the global merchant navy. “the white swan of the south atlantic” spent 20 years transporting a variety of commercial goods between germany and south america for hamburg süd. in 1981 she was sold and subsequently named san diego and sangria. in 1986 she was decommissioned. the sangria was in a very bad shape and her routes had been definitively overtaken by container ships. she was then set for sale for scrapping. but the cap san diego was saved last minute. the city if hamburg bought the ship. she was then refitted, repaired and has since been maintained by a highly motivated team of hamburger harbor workers. she has since become the largest, still operative museum ship worldwide and one of the main touristic attractions of the port of hamburg. she is protected by the german heritage law since 2003.
the real cap san diego is not far away from our museum. this beautiful model in a scale of 1:100 stands on deck 6 of our exhibition. feel free to follow our dear neighbor at @cap.san.diego
'Puking Unicorn' at the Alster (Hamburg) .
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'puking unicorn' at the alster (hamburg) .
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