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Accessibility

We constantly work to improve accessibility so that everyone is able to appreciate our museum. 

 

Sjöfartsmuseets entréhall med trappan till utställningarna i centrum. På varsin sida av trappan är galjonsfigurer placerade.
Foto: Bo Melin

More information about the museum's physical accessibility can be found in the tillgänglighetsdatabasen.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like assistance, either before or during your visit here.
Phone: 031-368 35 50
E-mail: info.sjofartsmuseum@goteborg.se

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • An accompanying assistant/guide has free admission.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND MOBILITY

  • There is a car par by the entrance. Please contact the museum for more information.
  • There are spacious toilets on floors 1 and 3. They have a wide doors with large locking levers, armrests by the toilet and a changing table for babies that folds down from the wall. Mirrors, dispensers for soap and paper towels, and hooks for clothes are at standard heights, however. The washbasin is standard and does not have a long lever on the mixer tap. There is a small threshold at the entrance of the toilet.
  • There are door openers on the entrance doors to the museum and to the aquarium. 
  • There is a lift to all three floors. The lift does not have an automatic door. Staff will be pleased to help you open the door if needed. Please note that the lift opens in different directions on different floors.
  • There is a threshold at the entrance of the lecture hall.
  • It is possible to move around the whole building with a manual or powered wheelchair with footrests. There are some narrow passages, however.
  • Wheelchairs can be borrowed from reception.

SOUND ENVIRONMENT AND HEARING

 

  • Sound levels at our exhibitions can sometimes be high. It is possible to book guided tours at a quieter time (before the museum opens). For bookings/price quotation: Phone: 031-368 35 55. Phone hours: Mondays 9.00 – 11.00 and Wednesdays 13.00 –15.00. bokningar.sjofartsmuseum@kultur.goteborg.se
  • There is an induction loop in the lecture hall.
  • A microphone is always used when lectures are held there.
  • Some of our programme activities have sign language interpretation. Refer to the calendar for more information on activities with sign language »
  • It is possible to book guided tours in sign language. For bookings/price quotation: Phone: 031-368 35 55. Phone hours: Mondays 9.00 – 11.00 and Wednesdays 13.00 – 15.00. bokningar.sjofartsmuseum@kultur.goteborg.se
  • On guided tours, the guide uses a portable loudspeaker.
  • Many of our exhibitions have sound and narratives.

 

Två personer tittar på en stor skärm i en utställning.
Foto: Bo Melin

VISUAL ENVIRONMENT AND VISION

  • Some of the exhibitions may be a little dark. This is because we must protect certain objects from strong light. There are magnifying glasses and head torches available at the front desk. 
  • Most of our exhibitions are based on visual elements.
  • There are some tactile fish models in the aquarium. Ask the staff there for more information.
  • It is possible to book tactile tours and tours interpreted for vision. For bookings/price quotation: Phone: 031-368 35 55. Phone hours: Mondays 9.00 – 11.00 and Wednesdays 13.00 – 15.00. bokningar.sjofartsmuseum@kultur.goteborg.se
  • Guide dogs are welcome in the museum.

COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENT

  • Some of our exhibitions may be perceived as confusing since they contain a lot of information in the form of text, images, sound and film.
  • Sound levels at our exhibitions can sometimes be high. It is possible to book guided tours at a quieter time (before the museum opens). For bookings/price quotation: Phone: 031-368 35 55. Phone hours: Mondays 9.00 – 11.00 and Wednesdays 13.00 – 15.00. bokningar.sjofartsmuseum@kultur.goteborg.se
  • The museum has a specially developed Bliss Map with symbols adapted to our visitors. Download the Maritime Museum and Aquarium Bliss Map here»
  • There are instructions in easy-to-read Swedish in the summer lab.

FRAGRANCES AND ALLERGIES

  • There are no allergenic plants or flowers in the museum.
  • The whole museum is a no-smoking area.
  • Only guide dogs are allowed in.
  • The museum café offers lactose-free and gluten-free options as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

 

 

Entrance

  • Single entry costs SEK 60 and is valid for one visit at The Maritime Museum and Aquarium.
  • Annual entrance costs 100 sek and covers an unlimited number of visits during the calendar year in which the purchase is made.
  • The annual pass is also valid at the Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg City Museum and Röhsska Museum.
  • Free admission for visitors under the age of 25.

Opening hours

  • Tuesdays–Sundays: 10–17
  • Wednesdays: 10–20
  • The museum is closed:
    On Mondays,
    Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1, June 6, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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