Visit Sweden’s historic floating Maritiman, comprised of 15 vessels afloat on Gothenburg’s ‘Göta Älv’ river

Climb aboard the historic vessels that make up the Maritiman floating museum. There are an impressive 15 vessels to explore, including submarine Nordkaparen, destroyer Småland, Lightship Fladen and Monitor Sölve. Inside you can get involved with the Ocean Lab and join in the daily guided and themed tours, fun for all the family.

Please note: Due to seasonality the Maritiman will be open weekends until 4th of November. Re-opens in April 2019.


  • 15 vessels to explore
  • Ocean Lab
  • Guided Tours
  • Family-friendly
  • Audio guides for adults and children
  • Ferry kitchen & Shop

Did you know:

  • The oldest vessel at Maritiman is the HSwMS Sölve which was built in 1875.
  • HSwMS Sölve was then sold to be converted into a barge in 1919, joining the museum in 1992
  • The Lightship Fladen is a lightvessel built in 1915 that was once stationed in the Baltic Sea at Hävringe and then Öland Bank
  • HSwMS Småland is a Swedish Halland-class destroyer and together with HSwMS Halland they were the only ones built of their class
  • Destroyer Småland was decommissioned in 1979
  • The Göta Älv, Gothia River, has the largest drainage basin in Scandinavia
  • The river has dams, canal locks, and a hydropower station, and the locks control the flow of the river so that large cargo vessels can navigate the waters

The Experience:

Family Fun

The kids will love the Ocean Lab experience as they board the Maritiman museum. Start off your day with some fun experiments with the team, learning about the sea and life on the water. Don´t miss our daily guided tours where you can uncover all the curiosities and learn about what ship life was like on board the vessels. Quiz Time will entertain the younger ones and have them guessing fun facts about the sea.

Download the free audio guides to enhance your experience, available in English, Swedish, or German and Virvelina’s adventure game is a great one to download to get the kids involved as they explore the ships.

see the: full list of attractions included »

Mar 30- apr 8 & oct 26 – nov 4
Monday 11-16
Tuesday 11-16
Wednesday 11-16
Thursday 11-16
Friday 11-16
Saturday 11-16
Sunday 11-16
Apr 13 – may 27 & sep 1- oct 21
Friday 11-16
Saturday 11-16
Sunday 11-16
June 1-30 - Except June 22 opens from 10-15
Monday 10-17
Tuesday 10-17
Wednesday 10-17
Thursday 10-17
Friday 10-17
Saturday 10-17
Sunday 10-17
July 1-aug 31
Monday 10-18
Tuesday 10-18
Wednesday 10-18
Thursday 10-18
Friday 10-18
Saturday 10-18
Sunday 10-18

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Packhusplatsen 12, 411 13 Göteborg


004631-10 59 50