Precious Pieces


In an 18th century cellar vault we open a new exhibition comprising valuable, unique objects from the museum’s collections – objects rarely shown to the public. Diamond rings and coins of solid gold are displayed next to useless bits of wood and worn-out shoes. There are other values in addition to economic value, and this is also something we want the exhibition to show. Wander around among these valuable and unusual objects and think about what is precious to you.

17 September 2016
Ett ansikte som är ihopklippt av olika bilder och mönster i ett kollage.


People build the city

Urbanum is a meeting place for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the city. Join us on a journey which starts before Gothenburg even existed. Meet today’s enthusiasts, see historic films and hang out in our cosy reading corner.

28 March 201528 March 2021
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The Wezäta studio

A colourful history of advertising

The Wezäta studio was one of the main advertising firms in Sweden. With advertisements for Volvo, Ica, Marabou and SKF, Wezäta’s studio made colour photography known to every Swede. 

18 May 201615 May 2017
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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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Upcoming exhibitions

Previous exhibitions

Read more about our previous exhibitions.