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2015 Ship Model Show

2015 Ship Model Show


USS Constitution Museum


January 31 - March 21, 2015
Daily 10am - 5pm


Admission to the Museum and the Model Show is FREE, donations gladly accepted.


A Whale of a Show

The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present the 2015 Ship Model Show. This year’s show highlights whaling ships and boats. Exquisite ship models - and even some whales - will be on display along with maritime paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists. With over 50 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity - either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day! For special programming and activities, check the Museum's Calendar of Events.


visitors watching a ship modeler

Meet a modeler - a great way to learn more!

Members of the Model Guild will be on hand (hours to be determined) to answer questions about the models on display and share tips and techniques of the trade, all while working on models of their own. Come with questions and curiosity and meet a modeler – it’s a great way to learn more!


Historic Model Restoration

Witness the restoration of a historic model

Watch professional ship model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19th century model of USS Constitution from the Museum's collection that was built by one of her crew members. Every Wednesday until March 21, 2015 from 11 am - 3 pm.


The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild

The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild encourages the art of constructing model ships and supports research in nautical history through its workshops, educational activities, and exhibits. It is the largest ship model association on the East Coast with over 100 members. The Guild meets at the USS Constitution Museum on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages those who are interested to attend their meeting or to visit the Guild’s website.


Ship Model Kit

Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books

Wood kits, plastic kits, and books are all available for purchase from the museum store.

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Boston Marine Society

The model show is sponsored in part by
The Boston Marine Society