Come for a guided tour on board Götheborg! Starting Saturday October 2nd, we are open to visitors on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. You can buy your tickets online or on-site, in our shop. Please note that the ship can only be visited in the company of a guide.
History on the 12th of September, 275 years ago
This Saturday, the 12th of September, marks 275 years since 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 the cannons and rigg were also 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 on 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 creation of the popular books "Jacob sails to China" and "Tånge Sjötroll".
Now back in Gothenburg, we want to direct a big thank you to Stockholm – the city, our partners and guests, and everyone who came to visit us on board or from the quay. It was a week with fantastic events and great meetings, and we were overwhelmed by the warm and enthusiastic welcome from all our guests and the citizens of Stockholm.
Tomorrow, Sunday 12 September, at 2 pm, Götheborg is coming back to Gothenburg and Pir 4 on Eriksberg. It's been nearly a month since she left Gothenburg to sail to Stockholm and back.