Permanent Exhibits

  • The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is home to a permanent collection of extensive marine art, featuring works by the Dutch and Flemish painters, 17th century artists Willem van de Velde and Bonaventura Peeters. Noted modern artists in the collection include John Stobart, Montague Dawson, David Thimgan, Roy Cross and Christopher Blossom.
  • The museum also houses one of the two largest collection of antique Napoleonic prisoner of war sailing ship models in the US.
  • Three thousand years of maritime history are illustrated by historic ship models, including the life's work of renowned builder Edward Marple.
  • Exhibits on whaling, sailors' arts, the history of the Channel Islands Harbor and Port of Hueneme round out the collection.
  • Thomas Hoyne, "Widowmaker."