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The Mariners' Museum and Park

The mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park is to connect people to the world’s waters, because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgment.... Read more

Purpose

We believe The Mariners' Museum and Park has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgement. It’s not just about displaying artifacts, but having our visitors learn and feel something, while awakening and introducing them to their maritime roots. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world’s waterways. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, the Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. We provide access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs and online media.... Read more

Vision

Access to The Mariners' Museum and Park and the stories told by its collection are key to the Museum’s strategy to execute on its mission. In lowering the barrier to entry to $1 per person, the Museum helps to clear the way for people of all background to find their own connection to the world’s waters and, ultimately, to each other. In November 2018, the Museum permanently adopted its $1 Admission initiative and later a $10 million endowment from The Batten Foundation was gifted to the Museum in December 2019 to further ensure its permanent commitment to $1 admission.... Read more

Mission

The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters, because through the waters—through our shared maritime heritage—we are connected to one another.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

The Mariners' Museum and Park utilizes a collections-based, community-focused strategy with a servant-leadership approach.... Read more

Values

We are connected to one another.
Our mission is to connect people to the world’s waters. Everyone has a tie to the water, whether through career, culture, family, or leisure. Everyone is a Mariner.

Headquarters

Newport News, VA

Employees

92 US Employees

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