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At our museum you’ll find adventurous stories, fantastic objects and exhibitions for all ages. The new aquariums offer exciting underwater worlds with seaweed forests, fish and a living coral reef. The sea is our world. Welcome!

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Please note that unfortunately, pushchairs cannot be brought into the museum. Please see further details below.

The museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1, Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Day.

On public holidays when the museum is open and the day before public holidays, the museum closes at 5 pm.

The shop has the same opening hours as the museum.

Closed on following public holidays

Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May, 6 june, Midsummer’s Eve, Midsummer Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day.

On public holidays where the museum is open and the day before public holidays, the City Museum closes at 5 pm.

Opening hours Café ONE

The café has the same opening hours as the museum.

Museum card 140 SEK, senior 120 SEK (from 63 years, with ID)
Single entry adults 70 SEK (only valid at the Maritime Museum and Aquarium).
Free admission for visitors under the age of 20 years. Free admission for students (with student ID)

With the Museum Card you can access our museums throughout the calendar year.

Buy the Museum Card and single entry ticket online before your visit. Click here to buy your ticket. You can refill your Museum Card and buy your ticket at the museum as well. A service fee will be added for purchases online.

The museum card is valid at The Gothenburg Museum of Art, the Röhsska Museum, the Museum of Gothenburg and the Maritime Museum and Aquarium. The museum card gives a 20% discount on exhibitions with an increased entrance fee. The museum card is a document of value and may only be used by one person.

The museum is cash-free.


We value the safety and comfort of our visitors in the building. Pushchairs cannot be brought into the museum due to the risk of crowding in the exhibitions and safety concerns during a possible evacuation. However, we offer a large covered pushchair parking area directly adjacent to the museum. A few pushchair locks and baby carriers are also available for borrowing at the reception. Welcome inside!

Toilets and Changing Facilities

Large accessible toilets and changing tables are available at the café and in the cloakroom on the ground floor, in the Aquarium (level 0), and at the dining area (level 3).

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are allowed on the premises. Other pets are not permitted.

Bring Your Own Food

There are tables, chairs, and a microwave available for use on level 3.


Spacious lifts are available to all floors.


Our exhibitions and public spaces are accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters; we have occasional very low thresholds and generally ample space for turning and meeting. However, in the “Sea of Stories” exhibition on level 2, some passages may feel narrow. Wheelchairs are welcome in our children’s exhibitions where there is otherwise a ban on shoes and pushchairs, applicable to both children and adults using wheelchairs. A wheelchair is also available for loan.


Cloakrooms and lockers are available on the ground floor and in the Aquarium on the lower level. No tokens are needed for the lockers. If there is a key in the locker, it means the locker is available.

Disabled Parking

In front of the building, there is a disabled parking area for 30 minutes. At the old entrance (on the left side of the museum as seen from Karl Johansgatan), there is an additional disabled parking area without time restrictions.

By bike

Cycle lanes are found in large parts of Gothenburg’s inner city. See the Cycle Planner on the City of Gothenburg’s website. You can park the bicycle in front of the museum.

By car

There are a few paid parking spaces in the neighborhood around the museum. See the parking planner on the City of Gothenburg’s planner.


The Maritime Museum and Aquarium is located next to Stigbergstorget in Majorna, on Karl Johansgatan 1-3.

By tram

The museum is easy to access by public transport. The nearest bus and tram stop is Stigbergstorget. Click here to plan your travel by public transport.

Pets are not allowed on the premises, with the exception of guide dogs.

Plan your visit

Buy ticket online

Buy the Museum Card and single entry ticket online before your visit. You can refill your Museum Card and buy your ticket at the museum as well. A service fee will be added for purchases online.

Buy your ticket here


In the museum shop, you can find maritime posters and prints with connections to Gothenburg and the west coast.

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Café ONE

At ONE, well-prepared food and seasonal pastries are always served.

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Read for life

The Library

In our special library, you will primarily find literature on maritime topics, especially related to the maritime city of Gothenburg, but also subjects such as fishing, maritime history, cultural history, trade, shipbuilding, and the Swedish East India Company. The library can be visited on Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm, but please note that it can sometimes take time to retrieve materials, so booking must be made one week prior to the desired visit.