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Refugee across the Sea

Refugee across the Sea

People of all times have crossed oceans in search of a better life – away from poverty, war and persecution. The sea is an eternity of both hope and menace. 

In this exhibition you meet people who have fled over different seas and reached Sweden – from World War II until today. Over the Baltic Sea, the Sound, the South China Sea and the Mediterranean. Their voices are but a few among millions of others’. These voices came ashore – and may tell the story also for those who never made it ashore.

The number of displaced persons and refugees in the world has not been this high since World War II. Every refugee has her or his story. All have their own reasons, ordeals and hopes. What they all share is the wish to survive and create a new life. They are all part of the story about one of the most pressing matters of our times.


2017-11-11 - 2018-09-16


  • 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.