From Kattegat in the west to Bottenviken in the north, Sweden has 2400 km, one of Europe's longest coasts. Together with thousands of km of canals and over 3000 navigable lakes, the waterway has been a central part of life for Vikings, East Indians, kings and peasants. The maritime life has built the country of Sweden.
The Maritime Museum will preserve, document and spred knowledge about Sweden's maritime history, so that we can remember our past, understand our present and shape our future. We do this sustainable by bringing our maritime historical heritage to life, among other things through exhibitions, teaching and gathering in the area of Swedish shipping and maritime cultural heritage.
The Maritime History Museum is included together with the Vasa Museum, the Marine Museum and the Railway Museum in the State Maritime and Transport History Museums.