Collections
& Archives

Collections, Archives and Library

Explore one of Sweden’s largest cultural-historical collections

Photos, letters, diaries, interviews and newspaper clippings, as well as books and magazines. All this material is gathered in the museum collection and archives.

Want to know more about the house where your grandmother lived, what the port of Gothenburg looked like back in the days, or if there are ancient remains at the summer cottage garden? The museum’s study room is your portal to the museum’s extensive archives, collections and library.

The Museum of Gothenburg has large collections, since the museum was formed by the merger of several former museums. A large part of the museum’s activities are also based on documentation in the form of photos, letters, diaries, interviews and newspaper clippings, as well as books and magazines. All this material is gathered in the museum archives.

Go down in history

Explore the Collections

In the Museum’s collections, many memories and objects from history are preserved. Here you will find photos, letters, furniture, diaries, archaeological finds, newspaper clippings, drawings, cars, clothes and much more. Curious? Find out more about the Museum’s collections.

To the Collections

temporarily Closed

The Study Room

The Study Room is still closed due to the pandemic. You can still contact us if you have questions about objects, photographs and archives in the City Museum’s collections. Due to our limited operations, we are only able to assist with inquiries of already digitized material or matters that require a short processing time. Contact us if you are unsure if you can get help with your question.

To the Study Room

The wonder of knowledge

Library

The Library in the Museum of Gothenburg is a scientific special library with 100 000 volumes.

To the Library

Historic Pictures

Ordering Images

Here you will find information about image rights, prices and what we can offer you.

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