Open a door to your history

Memories from time passed

The museum is full of memories and objects from passed times. We have photos, letters, furniture, diaries, archaeological finds, newspaper clippings and drawings, cars, clothes and much more. Overall, the collections contain nearly 1 million objects, 2 million images and spans over 12,000 years of history.

Limited availability

The collections of objects, photographs and archives will move to a new warehouses in 2024. This means that we will not be able to answer external questions and provide material in the coming years. The fact room, library and image orders are services that are currently closed.

Archaeology Collection

Archaeological objects and Swedish prehistory with emphasis on the Stone Age. The museum also has a large amount of literature and archival documents.

Cultural History Collection

The historical collection contains many interesting items: costumes, crafts, musical instruments, furniture, and East Indian porcelain china are some of the specialties.

Industrial History Collection

The industrial history collections include artifacts from the Gothenburg industries. It is also Europe’s largest and most complete computor collection.

Theatre Collections

The Theatre collections contain material from the theaters in Gothenburg: play manuscripts, printed programs, posters, photographs, sketches, theater costumes and stage models, as well as a large collection of books on theater, dance and the performing arts in general.

School Collections

The School collections contain objects from the city’s schools: textbooks, desks, school posters, mathematical tools, models and technical apparatus and the occasional skeleton has been saved.