‘Adventurers, Explorers, Scientists’
May 2012. From 6 October 2012, visitors to the Ethnological Museum in Bremen will be taken on a journey through time from the 14th century to the present day and beyond at the exhibition ‘Adventurers, Explorers, Scientists’. The 13 engaging sections present groundbreaking discoveries that were made as a result of scientific observations and experiments. Two tours, one themed on explorers and the other on scientists, give visitors insights into the journals of such notable figures as James Cook and Charles Darwin.
Although each of the life stories, discoveries and adventures featured in the exhibition is one of a kind, they all carry the same message: it always pays to have an enquiring mind. On show for the first time in Europe is a model, measuring over three metres, of the Chinese treasure ship that Admiral Zheng He would have sailed to the coast of Africa in the 15th century – ahead of European explorers such as Vasco da Gama. Other fascinating exhibits include a walk-in diving bell, which takes visitors on an enthralling expedition to the uncharted depths of the ocean, and a wall decorated with countless brightly coloured butterflies.
Special hotel deal from just €159 per person includes 2 nights in a double room incl. buffet breakfast, 1 guided tour of the city centre (English/German), 1 admission to the exhibition and 1 ErlebnisCard (discovery card). Bookable through Bremer Touristik-Zentrale.