Maritime museum shows you the history of Gothenburg through shipment and sailors.



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On the first floor you've got many aquariums that shows you the environment for fish around our coast, Like this with kelp, herrings, lobsters and similar.


You've got both tropical and local fish in the bassins. Children love these coulorful creatures.

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Some of the different views inside.

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Second floor offers views from the old times at sea. You are able to see some of the environment these sailors had to survive in during the last centuries. Most of europe where fighting each other during the 16:th to 19:th century. Another duty where to trade with everything from spices to slaves over the seas. As many other european countries these days Sweden also tried to get some colonies in west india and north america. To be able to get things going here they used a lot of slaves from west africa. You still got some memories from Swedes in the caribbean and Delaware. An stockholding company called New Sweden with a dutch colonialist Minut, some swedish and british traders Built a colony in Delaware during 1638. It is not much left of the buidlings but you still see names on different parks, roads and buildings that got names from the suedes during 17:th century. Like Fort Elfsborg in Salem, Christinas fort in Wilmingont and the caribbean island Saint Barthélemy. Read more on colonialswedes.net and st-barths.com. Sweden also sailed to India and China during these years. Today you are able to see a replica of the one of the ships Swedish east india company used. The association that built it are doing some trips around the world with this big ship. Read more east india companys history on their website soic. The life for a sailor during these days could be hard and they did not have too much space for resting. Archeologists have found letters the shipmen where writing back to their homes and you can read some of them on the walls. Later on more then half of Sweden population emigrated to the U.S and you'll find some interesting stories on how it was coming as an immigrant to Ellis island during the 19:th and 20:th century.

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On the third floor you've got many stories about the 60:es and 70:es when Gotaverken in Gothenburg where one of the biggest producer of supertankers. Here is also a lot of material abpout working as a sailor, fishing and similar.

On this floor you also got a real sailing simulator. On this video you see a grandma trying to teach his grandhild steering without making accidents in the harbour. Quite entertaining to look at.

These smaller, faster boats nearly made me seasick. It looked like the whole room where tossing.