Music scene Gothenburg 1955-2018


Come along to arenas, clubs and forgotten dance floors in a historic journey through popular music’s Gothenburg! The exhibition will present both individuals and groups that have had major impact on the music scene in Gothenburg. Meet the artists, visit the sites and take part in the spirit and sound.

Among others, meet the hip hoppers, rockers, punks and indie poppers, not to mention artists such as The Knife, Spotnicks, Inflames, Leila K and Soundtrack of Our Lives, from todays Aurelia Dey to early 50´s rocker Chris Lennart and 60´s pop icon Doris.

Lyrics, clothing styles and the music tell about dreams, feelings of longing home or away, love and desire for change. Loved or hated and not always let into the great salons popular music offers each generation new communities, and not least a free zone to find our own way.

The exhibition is based on material from Museum of Gothenburg’s collections and a large amount loaned material from private individuals.

Jessica Rågholm, Project Manager
+46 (0)31-36 836 44

Bella Stenberg, Programmes/Publications
Tel 031-368 32 44

14 November 201514 January 2018
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Permanent exhibitions

In the Museum's permanent exhibitions, you can explore the history of Gothenburg. Hear the stories about the Viking Gods and discover the rich images from the Middle ages. You can see how the city has developed from a fortified town in the 17th century to the present, through the new ideas of the 18th century who changed the city.

Prehistoric time

During 12,000 years, there have been people in the western Swedish environment. How did people live so long ago, and what traces are left? Meet the Rolfsåkers-man from the stone age and see objects unearthed from this period.

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Previous exhibitions

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