Welcome aboard and experience a fascinating history in a unique environment through a guided tour aboard the East Indiaman Götheborg.

Explore a replica of the East Indiaman that sank outside Gothenburg upon the return from China in 1745. Our knowledgeable and inspiring guides will take you on a journey from the 18th century Swedish East Indian Company, when a small country became part of a bigger world, to the unique construction of today’s East Indiaman and its adventurous expeditions worldwide.

Highlights:

  • Largest sailing wooden ship in the world
  • 18th century ship, Swedish East Indiaman
  • Built in full 1:1 scale
  • Historic voyages across the world
  • Guided Tour

Did you know:

  • Following in the footsteps of its ancestor, in 2008, Götheborg completed the first Baltic Sea Tour, with tours around Europe and Scandinavia since then
  • The Swedish East India Company was established on 14th June 1731 whose role was to trade in East Asia, alongside the Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, French and English East India Companies
  • The Swedish East India Company traded Swedish timber, tar, iron and copper for tea, porcelain and silk
  • The original Götheborg was built in Stockholm, at the Terra Nova shipyard, and was launched in 1738
  • The ship made three successful journeys to China before the ill-fated return which sank it
  • Some say the ship ran into the Knipla Börö rock off the coast

The Experience:

The East Indiaman Götheborg is a replica of the original 18th century Götheborg which ran aground in the middle of the 18th century while returning from a voyage to China. In those days the ship was part of the Svenska Ostindiska Companiet (Swedish East India Company) who traded from 1731 until 1813. 175 years later, a team of dedicated historians would spend the next 21 years diving down to the site of the wreck to gather enough information to start drawing a replica to bring this historic ship back to life. Although there were no original drawings to base their designs off, other than what lay below the sea, this wonderful ship has been built 1:1 scale – highlighting the efforts and dedication of the Gothenburg team.

Join in on a fascinating guided tour and learn about what life was like at sea and the amazing achievements of the Swedish East India Company of the 18th century and how their successes put Sweden on the map, internationally, and earned considerable profits.

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jan – may
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 12-15
Sunday 12-15
June-aug
Monday 11-17
Tuesday 11-17
Wednesday 11-17
Thursday 11-17
Friday 11-17
Saturday 11-17
Sunday 11-17
Sep –dec
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 12-15
Sunday 12-15

Closed:

Jan 1, June 23-24, Dec 24-25

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Address:

Eriksberg Pir Fyra 2, 417 64 Göteborg

Telephone:

0046703-41 88 86

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