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Sjöfartsmuséet – The Maritime Museum & Aquarium Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Culture

One remarkable museum you should all visit with our without kids is the Maritime Museum of Gothenburg. The museum offers various programs for families with children all year long and have small but very impressive aquarium downstairs. The museum is open every day 10-17 o’clock and Wednesday until 20.00 o’clock except Mondays. The single ticket is 60 SEK but it’s rather worth it to buy an annual museum ticket since you can enter several museums in Gothenburg with the same ticket but also because the exhibitions change several times a year. The other museums that you can enter with the annual ticket are: Göteborgs Konstmuseum Gothenburg Museum of Arts, Statsmuseum Museum of Gothenburg, Röhsska museum specialises in design, fashion and crafts.

The Maritime Museum provides information in Swedish, easy Swedish, Sign language, Arabic, English, Finnish, Jiddish, Meänkieli, Sami and Romani languages. The last five languages are also minority languages in Sweden.

The current exhibitions are highlighting the human connection to the sea in different ways. One of the most remarkable exhibitions right now is about refugee across the sea that can be found on the second floor. From the early times of Swedish emigration to the United States through the Holocaust of the IIWW and l the Vietnam War  to today’s migration routes and reasons. It is a very complex and interesting exhibition with lot of antique objects  and multimedia information with TV programs and interviews with survivors, coast guards and refugees. There is also a new upcoming exhibition in the line of exhibitions about the sea starting 3/3-18 Haenyeo women of the sea.




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