Maritime Museum & Aquarium
- explore life under, above and by the water
This popular family attraction is centrally located at Stigbergstorget in the Majorna district. Its three packed floors include exhibitions, an aquarium, a ship simulator, a café and a small, maritime-themed shop. In addition to that, the Gripsholm reading room offers the best view of the port in town.
The Aquarium takes you below the surface of the water, down into the world’s oceans. Here you’ll discover a different world, full of strange life forms. Through our guided tours and ongoing research, we aim to stimulate an interest in and commitment to our endangered marine environment. On Saturdays, visitors can get up close to some of our fish and other creatures in our Touch Pool.
Children and young people will be keen to explore T/S Supertuben and our Knattegatt playroom. There is an underwater film about the North Sea and the chance to create your own sea creature in a virtual aquarium. You can also crawl on board Jennie, our fascinating submarine, or climb up onto Skagul, the storm-wracked fishing boat. The Aquarium’s new Summer Lab project will be open all summer, and will be an exciting place for children and young people to experiment and learn more about the sea and the marine environment.
The City by the Water exhibition paints a picture of Gothenburg as a port – from the global port system to the local quayside. It includes stories from the docks, music from the harbour and Håkan Hellström’s famous sailor suit. A new exhibition for the summer, the American Dream, tells of a dramatic period in modern Swedish history. Many people travelled from Gothenburg to New York by sea, and the Swedish American Line ships became floating symbols of the American dream.
The Maritime Museum & Aquarium is managed by the City of Gothenburg’s Cultural Affairs Department.
Senast uppdaterad 2015-05-18