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Sjofartsmuseet Goteborg

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Address: 1 - 3 Karl Johansgatan, Gothenburg 414 59, Sweden
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Good Introduction to Gothenburg

I arrived by Ferry from Germany so I approached this City from a maritime orientation and despite having visited the maritime museum in Kiel and the U Boat museum in Laboe I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joe s
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warwick, new york
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warwick, new york
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived by Ferry from Germany so I approached this City from a maritime orientation and despite having visited the maritime museum in Kiel and the U Boat museum in Laboe I found this museum to be A good introduction to Gothenburg and it's role as a port city. There were a lot of ship models but the highlight was... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Museum with different departments- exotic fish, Swedish fish, Swedish naval museum, play areas for children, boat driver simulator. Also a cafe which usually also has some hot food.

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Thank AnnaWallman
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Another of the 5 museums for 40 SEK! Slightly away from the main attractions it took us about 40 minutes to walk from the Central Station - but we could have taken a tram to the door. The aquarium is beautifully set up. I've never been so close to an octopus before, looking directly at the suckers on its arms.... More 

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Thank Paul H
Windsor, Canada
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586 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Gothenburg's seafaring history is well represented in this excellent museum. There are lots of ship models and artifacts, exhibits about fishermen, stories of fjords and harbors. I highly recommend this excellent museum especially if you are travelling with children.

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1 Thank jfarlam
Lund, Sweden
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Interesting museum for those interested in shipping history. Lots of cool models of boats and a fun simulator for the kids

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Thank Pawestin
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

A great museum, very inexpensive (on the same 40sek ticket as the city museum, natural history museum, art museum etc) all about the seafaring past and future of the city. Lots of models and an interactive kids zone. This is high quality, good value and comes with a built in aquarium. Highly recommended.

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Thank NelliePelliePoohski
Treviso, Italy
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350 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 947 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Beautiful museum! It has numerous great aquariums, interesting exhibitions about ships, harbors, fishermen, etc... This museum is perfect for children and for sea 's lovers and..yes...I suggest with pleasure this incredible museum. The cost of the museum is 40 sek and the closest tram stop is Stibergstorget.

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Thank olivehoover
Mumbai
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2015

An excellent museum with a massive collection of Ship Models ranging from the oldest to the latest ones. Excellently maintained and showcases true history.

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Thank Kishore_Gopinath
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Our children loved it. Dressing up, looking at model boats, an aquarium and info about fishing. A worthwhile visit with young kids. The 'play room' could have done with more toys though (just a few soft toys).

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Thank MGLovellDr
Sweden
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Sjöfartsmuseet and aquarium in Gothenburg are slightly outside the main tourist streets, but is by no means a good reason to miss them! They can be easily reached with trams 3, 9 and 11. Entrance is included in the yearly ticket that one can get visiting any of the museums: Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborgs stadsmuseum, Röhsska museet och Naturhistoriska museet. Staring... More 

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