1700s Gothenburg

1700s Gothenburg

Join us on a journey of a city in transformation! Gothenburg is full of life and movement and is characterized by new ideas, influences and experiences from abroad. Tea, silk and East Indian porcelain were shipped to Gothenburg and was sold at auction in the East India House, where the City Museum is housed today. In the exhibition you will also meet the social classes in the city.

 

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

Urbanum

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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School wallcharts

School wallcharts have become trendy design objects and popular collectibles. The Museum of Gothenburg has a large collection of school wallcharts that we are delighted to put on display, in the museum and online.

1 December 20172 December 2019
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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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Precious Pieces

Exhibition

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.

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Children's museum

Come and play

In our Children's Museum you can be part of an exhibition, climb high-rise buildings, crawl through tunnels and lots more. Kindly note that during June 24 - July 12, the Children's Museum is getting a new floor and is therefore closed during this period of time.

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Previous exhibitions

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