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History on the 12th of September, 275 years ago

This Saturday, the 12th of September it will be 275 years ago the original East Indiaman Götheborg ran aground on the underwater rocks of Knippla Hunnebådan (close to the port of Gothenburg) and sank.

Back then, most of the ship's cargo was salvaged and also the cannons and rigg were taken out of the water.

More than 200 years later, in December 1984, the Swedish Maritime Archaeology Society in Gothenburg carried out the first dives to the wreck. This led to the idea to reconstruct the ship.

Author Anita Steiner participated in the excavation of the East Indiaman Götheborg, through documentation of the findings and the people that worked on the project.

We are very proud to announce that Anita Steiner will be at the ship this Saturday! She will give two lectures (in Swedish) about both the excavation and about the the creation of the popular books "Jacob sails to China" and "Tånge Sjötroll".


Tickets are available at the entrance!

The ticket will give you a guided tour and you can attend one of the interesting lectures from Anita Steiner!

Please note: the lectures are given in Swedish. The guided tours will also be in Swedish. Upon request there will be a guided tour in English at 13.00.


Adults: 150 SEK

Children 7-16 years: 70 SEK Children 0-6 years: Free of charge Family (2 adults + 2 children): 370 SEK

Opening hours:

11.00 - 15.00

Guided tours will start every half hour and Anita Steiner will give a lecture at 12.00 and 14.00

Come for a lovely day out with the family! Hope to see you on Saturday!