In the 1960s and ’70s, a pioneering and 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!

Our upcoming exhibition portrays the changes that occurred when traditional theatre art in Gothenburg was expanded into a contemporary performing arts scene characterised by mixed genres and forms of expression. Young people formed independent groups with new goals and methods that both shook up and inspired the institutional theatres. A new and progressive type of performing arts developed for a new era and a new audience. Pre-schools, suburbs and youth recreation centres were transformed into self-evident performance venues.

This exhibition displays objects and materials that were involved in these processes, both at Gothenburg’s institutional theatres and at the independent groups. It presents well-known names like Nationalteatern and Galenskaparna together with less prominent but highly influential groups such as Teater Fem and Rubicon­. 

Opening Sat 25 April 2020, on display until spring 2021.

25 April 20201 May 2022

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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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


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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