The Maritime Museum & Aquarium of Gothenburg

Maritime Museum & Aquarium
– explore life under, above and by the water
Here everyone can find out more about the relationship between sea and man. About the marine environment and its life forms. And about the port city in a changing world. Visit the Aquarium or one of the exhibitions, try out the exciting ship simulator, enjoy a coffee in the café or explore the collections in the Archives’ research room.
The Maritime Museum & Aquarium is managed by the City of Gothenburg’s Cultural Affairs Department.

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The Maritime Museum & Aquarium of Gothenburg, founded in 1913, shows 400 years of Swedish shipping history. The exhibition at the second floor starts with the Swedish colonial ambitions in Africa and North America (New Sweden) and a 24-pounder cannon from the Danish ship “Great Sophie”, which sank outside Gothenburg in 1645. 

The exhibitions showing the East-India trade contains shards of china from the East-Indiaman “Götheborg II”, and the 19th century is represented by shipbuilding, the life on board and souvenirs from exotic places. The struggle between sail and steam, the great ocean-liners, 20th century cargo-shipping and modern freight then follows.










The third floor shows fishing history as well as modern fishing industry, shipbuilding at the shipyards of Gothenburg and the development of Gothenburg’s harbour. There is also a playing room for children at the third floor. The popular Aquarium shows many species of animals from Scandinavian waters.

Sjöfartsmuseet och Akvariet
Karl Johansgatan 1-3
S-414 59 Göteborg
+46 31- 368 35 50
opening hours: 

Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 20.00