The Mariners' Museum's mission is to place our audiences first; give them access to our collections and facilities; engage them in imaginative experiences; help people understand our relationship to the sea, its relevance to our lives, and its promise for our future.
The collection is composed of more than 35,000 maritime items including ship models, scrimshaw, maritime paintings, intricately carved figureheads, navigational instruments, working steam engines, and hundreds of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, including its steam engine, propeller and gun turret.
Free and open daily to the public, The Mariners' Museum Park is 550 acres of privately maintained, naturally wooded property. Within the Park is the 167-acre Lake Maury and the five-mile Noland Trail. The famous Lions Bridge, a dam that provides a breathtaking view of the James River, remains a highlight for visitors—a perfect family gathering place to enjoy the Museum Park.
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Museum will be open on Mondays that coincide with federal holidays.
Seniors (65+): $12.95
Military (with valid ID): $12.95
Children (4 – 12): $8.95
Children (3 and Under): FREE
Museum Members receive Free Admission
Tickets to the Explorers Theaters are in addition to Museum admission. $6 for non-members, $5 for Members and $2 for children 3 and under