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Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
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Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Ship models

Forty of the finest full-hull ship models from the MIT Museum’s Hart Nautical Collections depict the history of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships.


Included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.


Located in the Hart Nautical Gallery (MIT Bldg. 5, a 10-minute walk from the MIT Museum).

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MIT Museum's Hart Nautical Gallery
55 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 5
Cambridge, MA 02139

Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Free admission

Kurt Hasselbalch
Curator, Hart Nautical Collections
Phone: 617.253.5942
Fax: 617.258.9107
E-mail: kurt@mit.edu

Model of Reliance

Detail of an all-metal model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance commissioned for the MIT Museum by Mr. & Mrs. John K. Dema and completed by Richard De Vynck in 1999.