Gothenburg stories

Gothenburg stories

We’ve interviewed 100 Gothenburgers about their life in the city. Their stories will end up in our museum collection, and will be used for an exhibition during the 2021 anniversary year.

As part of the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Gothenburg has carried out one hundred interviews with one hundred of the city’s residents. Their personal narratives have now been preserved in the museum’s archives. In spring 2021, these people’s stories will take their place in central Gothenburg as part of a major outdoor exhibition. Meet women and men, old and young, native-born and newly arrived, from every walk of life and different parts of the city. Their voices and their portraits provide a snapshot of Gothenburg today, but they also describe the past and their visions for the future. Each statement is a starting point for a narrative about Gothenburg, and together they make up a history.

These one hundred stories are a small part of the rich tapestry woven by all the city’s many inhabitants. Those of us who live here are always in motion, moving with and past each other. Since these images and interviews were captured, life has continued to move on. The tapestry has evolved. Some parts remain the same, while others have been replaced. The city is always moving, just like its inhabitants.

The exhibition opens in June 2021 on the square Gustaf Adolfs torg. 

4 June 2021
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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Gothenburg's wardrobe

In our fashion exhibition, we peak through the gateway to another time. What can be learned from a single piece of clothing? What can fashion reveal about its time? And what impact can the museum’s fashion collection have on us today?

4 May 201922 August 2021
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Svartvit bild, i bakgrunden ett tält, i förgrunden en kvinna som gör en volt i luften.

LETTING LOOSE

The Performing Arts in Transition 1960–2000

In the 1960s and ’70s, a radical generation of performing artists stepped into the limelight. Young people crushed traditions, challenged conventions and changed the rules of the game for the future performing arts scene in Gothenburg. Come and enter a turbulent age!

25 April 20201 May 2022
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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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Previous exhibitions

Read more about our previous exhibitions.

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