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Sjofartsmuseet Goteborg

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Address: 1 - 3 Karl Johansgatan, Gothenburg 414 59, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 31 61 29 00
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The heart of Gothenburg

A good start to learn something about the city. The shipping was the reason for it to be built. A nice coldwater aquarium. Bring with your children.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2014
Masthuggsbo
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

A good start to learn something about the city. The shipping was the reason for it to be built. A nice coldwater aquarium. Bring with your children.

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Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

This is a very small museum with a very small aquarium. It charts the history Gothenburg's maritime history. The exhibition's have lots of information in Swedish and some in English. I spent 1.5 hours wandering around the exhibition on my own. This would take longer if you had children as there is an interactive section for children. As the museum... More 

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Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

One of the 5 museums included with the 40 SEK admission to the City museum. A good place to go on a rainy or cold day. Lots and lots of ship models, from the days of sail to the modern age, with an small, but interesting aquarium. A playroom for small kids and some interactive exhibits for bigger kids. Some... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We really like Sjörfartsmusset, it is both a lot of things to do for kids and as a parent you also can enjoy yourself with history.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

This is an old-fashioned museum focusing on amphibian life like fishes, starfishes, sea cucumbers etc. and also old ships and boats. There's actually not that much to see and my five year old daughter was bored after 30 minutes. They also have a playroom in which you could spend 15 minutes. Don't get me wrong, it's an avergae museum but... More 

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Asker, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

The aquarium is small with limited displays so do not expect a large aquarium. Nonetheless it was well laid out and exciting for a three year old. The upper two floors contained a large number of boats (models) as well as plenty of displays. There was a good mixture of information and things to see for both adults and children.... More 

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

The Maritime Museum of Gothenburg has a nice little Aquarium that is just the right size for a visit with children. Very interesting fishes and corals - beautiful. The museum part is traditional, concentrating mostly on different ship models that have been in traffic from Gothenburg harbour. Saw an interesting video with people who have worked in the port telling... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Sjöfartsmuseet is a must when in town. Perfect daytrip for the family or for the one interested in shipping and seafaring.

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2010

I really love this museum. In the permanent exhibition you can watch boats and boats and boats and ships. Honestly speaking there are a lot of boats, but they also tell what it is like being on the sea and how they fish and so on and so forth. Since Gothenburg is a city close to the sea they have... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2007

This is a traditional maritime museum with lots of ship models, paintings, displays about shipbuilding, shipboard life, shipping lines, and the fishing industry. The displays are well done. Note that the captions are only in Swedish. The admission desk has English summaries, but they do not include all the detail that is on the displays. Still, if you are interested... More 

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