Visual Tour of The Science and Maritime Museum in Malmö
Welcome to the Tekniska and Sjöfarts museum
Also known as the Science and Maritime museum, located on Malmöhusvägen in the middle of Malmö, this visit takes you on a journey through Swedish history to an interactive future.
One of my highlights creeping into an actual SUBMARINE U3 which was in operation during WWII
This was the first submarine with a fully Swedish design and also the first with a completely welded pressure hull, a construction method developed at the Kockum Shipyard in Malmö (Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad AB).
Operating the submarine’s periscope with a live view of Malmö
Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who formalised the modern system of naming organisms called binomial nomenclature, is also known by the epithet ‘father of modern taxonomy’.
Here you see a glimpse of different types of animals preservation and even dissection dating back to the 1700s. It provides a sense of wonder and curiosity about nature at that time.
Meet the world’s most famous scanian, Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe was a Renaissance man born in Scania (then Denmark, now a part of Sweden), well known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. AT the ‘HIMMEL och JORD’ (heaven and earth) exhibit, the fun thing to do is to enter the ‘dark room’ and steer around the planetary system and navigating around the universe.
Rewind back to the early 1900s and enter the ‘Vehicles of the Future’ exhibition.
This exhibit also highlights insights into how people have historically felt about the future, with a sustainable perspective and take your time to explore the different vehicles, aircraft and engines.
Highly recommended to try this – lifting a horse power. It’s tough, I couldn’t do it alone by myself.
Do you know Skånska inventions? Toothpicks, pacemakers and nanotechnology are among the 32 inventions from Skåne at the SMART! exhibit
At the second floor of the museum, you can try out various interactive and experimental games with your friends. Try out the ‘brain activity race’ with a friend. You and a friend are seated between a table, facing each other with a band around your head. This band has the capability to track the brain activity and triggers the ball (placed in the middle) to move towards either of you. The trick to winning is to RELAX and not think of anything!
I underestimated the time and had only had 2 hours+ at the museum which was really not sufficient. I didn’t manage to visit the Nordic region´s oldest surviving Renaissance castle which was right across the museum. Well, till next time.