We are closed for renovation. The Museum opens again December 10, 2022 along with new exhibitions.

new permanent exhibition

Sea of Stories

Our new permanent exhibition cover 400 square metres of floor space and is flooded with stories. Based on real testimonies and authentic objects, pictures and films, we tell of dramatic events at sea for 400 years.

Read more

new exhibition

Shipyard memories

In this photographic exhibition you meet people and memories from Gothenburg’s major, world-renowned shipbuilding industries. An extensive series of portraits, art photos, interviews, quotations and sound recordings, let us step straight into a unique world through the lens of photographer Lena Öritsland’s camera and texts by freelance journalist Maria Bard.

Read more

new permanent exhibition

Big blue

New exhibition for children and their adults which awakens the love for the sea. Experience and get to know the sea through educational play, exploration and collaboration. If you’ve visited us before, you’ll recognise our ship simulator.

Read more

new playroom


Close to the exhibition Big Blue, we offer a new place for our youngest visitors (0-3 years) to discover and explore the sea. In collaboration with students at Child Culture Design (HDK), we create a room for play and experience for all the senses where they can crawl, crawl and hide and feel, look and listen to the sea.


City along the waterside

Permanent exhibition of cultural history that encompasses everything from the global port system to the local quayside. Visitors encounter stories from the seaport in the four sections of the exhibition.

Read more

Exhibition on tour

Haenyeo – Woman of the sea

Today, the tradition is on the UNESCO´s Representive List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Haenyeo has developed a tradition based on a strong community and sustainable fishing. They live in coexistence with the ocean, waves and the storms. An exhibition on tour, now on display at The Museum of Women’s History in Umeå.

Read more