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Sjofartsmuseet Akvariet

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Address: 1 Karl Johansgatan, Gothenburg 414 59, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 31 368 35 50
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Great aquarium

Attached to and included in the price of the maritime museum (40sek with 4 other museums included in the price) this is a great little aquarium with signs. In Swedish a and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 April 2016
NelliePelliePoohski
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

For 40 SEK you get an annual admission for 5 museums in Gothenburg. This one has two aquariums = they are good But unfortunately only few displays are commented in Englisch = so I just walked thru.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Attached to and included in the price of the maritime museum (40sek with 4 other museums included in the price) this is a great little aquarium with signs. In Swedish a and English and two zones - tropical and Nordic. The touch pool is available for kids at midday on Saturdays.

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This museum has several ship miniatures, that tell the history of the sea exploration by Sweeden. It also has some nice aquariums in the first floor.

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Salem, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Not a regular maritime museum filled with rich history and memorabilia. It did have one sort of floor of history and ship models, but not many artifacts and depth. The rest was dedicated to kids. The aquarium was like a room filled with home aquariums, not any exciting species. The best fish they had was a lion fish, but no... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We took a quick trip through the second floor of the museum and the aquarium. The admission price is 40 kr. and is a ticket to 5 museums in Gothenburg. Good value. There was not much English in the ship section.

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Halden, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

An exciting boat simulator for kids from 10 years and upwords. Exciting aquarium if you like small fish and other life forms in the water. Both nordic and tropical fish. A good exibition of swedish boat/shipping history for grown ups. Only 40 sek in entrance fee and that includes entrance to four other museums in gothenburg.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

As an adult I enjoyed the exhibition on history of Swedish liners and impact re Sweden's role in both world wars. Aquarium is a bit tiny but plenty of non live exhibits.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great day out here - lots for little kids and grown ups including fascinating history about the city's maritime history, a bridge simulator, rolling trawler bridge and aquarium. The cafe is pretty decent or there are lovely cafes nearby. Easy to get to and very cheap entry. A really pleasant surprise!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I visited with a friend. We enjoyed the downstairs Aquarium. Upstairs is all about boats, with many model boats. I found this dull. The simulator was ok. When I return to Gothenburg, I don't think I'll return.

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Salzgitter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

at ground level the aquarium with fantastic basins displaying the mayor oceanic environments with fantastic fishes. On the upper level fine ship-models, replica of cabins and a ships bridge-simulator. Everywhere very good explanations and activities for children. We spent some entertaining hours on a rainy Gothenburg day

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