From historical literature to tattoos

Our collections include objects, photographs, archives, film, sound and literature with a connection to primarily merchant shipping from historical times to the present day. The collections were founded in the 1870s, when the Nautical Society in Gothenburg began to collect mainly older shipping literature, but also objects, drawings and other documents.


Explore images from the collection

During 2021, the Maritime Museum Akvariet inventoried images with so-called extinguished copyright. They are now published on Wikimedia Commons through the project “2021 images in 2021”.

Limited access

The Maritime Museum Akvariet is closed for renovation and expansion. The museum’s collections of objects, photographs and archives will move to a new location. We therefore unfortunately have to close down parts of our business. This means that we will not be able to answer external questions, handle image orders and provide materials in the coming years.

We regret the fact, and hope that our visitors will appreciate the increased benefits that will arise from the fact that the collections will be placed in a new location. Thanks for your understanding!

Read more about the renovation