About the museum

The Maritime Museum and Aquarium explores life under, on and above the surface of the water. We bring you closer to maritime culture as well as its varied forms of life from the historical and scientific perspectives.


The Maritime Museum and Aquarium is part of the City of Gothenburg cultural administration and is co-financed by Region Västra Götaland.

The renovation

The Museum and Aquarium has recently undergone an extensive renovation and extension and reopened in december 2022. Read more about the renovation.

Exhibitions and programmes

Our exhibitions explore the relationship between man and the sea over the ages. We also have a wide range of activities as well as our exhibitions, such as talks, children’s activities, city tours and boat trips.

Collections and archives

The museum’s collection is a dynamic and expanding resource. The emphasis is on maritime history, with many model ships and designs. We continuously add more objects to our public database.


We collaborate with other institutions and participate in different projects.