Special exhibition: PIRATES!

Curse and terror of the high seas? Discover the true history of pirates.

From March 21, 2024, to January 5, 2025, the Transport Museum Dresden invites you to the exciting special exhibition “PIRATES!” This exhibition takes visitors into the world of pirates and examines what is really behind the legends and stories from films and books.

The exhibition offers a comprehensive look at piracy over the centuries and shows that pirates were active not only in the Atlantic but also in other seas such as the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Visitors will learn that pirates have always made sea routes unsafe whenever there was no protective power.

Highlights and activities

The exhibition features authentic exhibits and detailed models that bring the life and activities of pirates to life. Stories of famous pirate figures like Blackbeard are vividly portrayed. Visitors can design their own pirate flag, track a merchant ship in an interactive game, and participate in a treasure hunt where tricky puzzles must be solved. A varied supporting program with guided tours and special events such as “Talk like a Pirate Day” and offers for children during the holidays complement the exhibition.

Visitor information

Special exhibition: PIRATES!
Location: Transport Museum Dresden
Duration: 21 March 2024 to 5 January 2025
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm