An eventful 18th century voyage

Join us on an eventful voyage from the 18th century through our popular lectures that may be booked by both companies and large groups. We offer four different thrilling lectures.

We offer four different thrilling lectures. Lectures are either held during a visit to Pier 4, Eriksberg, or in a venue of your choice. They are offered in both Swedish and English.

How people dress onboard

The lecture is an inspiring tale about the creation of our historic era clothes, held by our personal tailor Gert Alenhall.

Powder and Silk

This lecture includes a cavalcade from the 18th century world of art, where the rococo was flourishing with strong influences from China. The Swedish artist Alexander Roslin, the French royal family’s court painter, has captured this. Meet him and his work during this fascinating lecture.

A deckhand's tails of life onboard

The ship’s deckhands are a varied troop of enthusiastic and adventure-loving people. Hear one of them speak about their signing on, the first climb up the rigging, what it was like to be woken up in the middle of the night for yet another shift, and the pure joy of standing on the mainmast while seeing the ship rush through the water under sail.

The East Indiaman – An adventure

Who took the initiative in founding the Swedish East India Company in 1731? How many voyages were completed and what was brought back to Sweden? Did the trade go well? Why, then, were the books burnt after every voyage? Is it true that botanist Linnaeus was aboard one of the voyages? And did he find what he was looking for? Modern Gothenburg still bears footprints from the company’s operations back in the 18th century, and seven years ago the long voyage to China was undertaken once again. The lecture provides greater insight into the operation during the 18th century and its impact on today’s Gothenburg.

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Cecilia Bothorp


Mobile: +46 73 646 53 95
Email: cecilia.bothorp@soic.se