Peter Tamm’s great passion for model ship building began in 1934 when his mother bought him a model for his birthday. From this great passion for the sea came the“Internationales Maritimes Museum": more than 10,000 m², spread over ten floors, of information and artefacts from sea voyages, boats and the history of the navy over 3000 years.
Since 2007 Peter Tamm’s private collection has been exhibited in a beautifully built warehouse, the oldest in the historic warehouse city of "Speicherstadt". The collection includes over 25,000 models of ships and construction projects, a huge array of nautical gear, paintings and graphics. There are also many sepcial exhibitions throughout the year.