Maritime Museum & Aquarium

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.

During the autumn we launch On adventure with the Chief and Sally Jones – an exhibition based on ”The Legend of Sally Jones”, the children’s book by Jakob Wegelius.

We also continue to show and tell stories based on the American Dream exhibition, which was this summer’s major attraction. Many people sailed to New York from the Port of Gothenburg and the vessels of the Swedish America Line became symbols of the American Dream.

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 Supertube 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 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.

The Maritime Museum & Aquarium is managed by the City of Gothenburg’s Cultural Affairs Department.


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Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 20.00
Please note that the museum closes at 5 pm on December 23rd

Mondays, Good Friday, 1 May, 
6 June, Midsummer’s Eve, Midsummer day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve 
and New Year’s Day.

Entrance fees
Season ticket 40 sek.
Free admission to under 25 year.