The renovation

2019 until 2022

Why a renovation?

The Maritime Museum and Aquarium was inaugurated in 1933 and was in great need of measures to improve standards, such as better visitor flows, improved accessibility and a better work environment for the employees.

The timeline

Jan 2019 – Dec 2020 – The construction process occurs.
Jan 2021 – 2022 – Move-in and exhibition construction.
Dec 2022 – The Maritime Museum and Aquarium reopens.

What have changed?

• A new aquarium of approximately 1,100 square metres and with 10 times as much water volume as today will be built under the park in front of the museum.

• The green space outside the museum has expande by changing the transport routes and paths.

•The main entrance has moved from the west gable end to the south long side facing Karl Johansgatan.

• The café has moved to the south side facing Karl Johansgatan.

• Two new lifts: one in the entrance leading down to the aquarium and one going up to Levels 2 and 3 in the eastern section of the building.

• Two new staircases, both in the new entrance hall. One is lead down to the aquarium and the other up to the lecture hall on Level 2.

• New exhibitions on Levels 2 and 3 and in the aquarium (level 0).

• The original entrance and Hall of Remembrance on Level 2 is refurbished.