The business maritime museum resulted from the exposition ‘50 Year of Service for Shipping in Suriname’ which was exhibited in Fort Zeelandia. On 6 September 2001 the museum opened officially. During this exhibition the flowery history of the Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS) was presented to society. The MAS resulted from a historic development of the service which dates from 1 July 1947.
This museum is established in the Flying Fish building which stands monumentally at the central point on the MAS premises at Cornelis Jongbawstraat 2 in Paramaribo – Suriname. The building is cooled, constructed in wood and dates from the sixties. At ground floor level, the education room was put up after renovation. The museum has area of 85m². There are almost seventy objects from the existence of the service, which were mainly used during the execution of the maritime tasks. Outside this building a few large museum pieces were placed and from the outside they give the whole area a nostalgic sight.
A brochure about the origin and use of the museum collection is available. The opening hours are from Monday through Friday, from 08:00 hours a.m. – 13:00 hours p.m.uur by appointment. Please, contact us on telephone number 476733, extension number 239 or 241.