Music scene Gothenburg 1955-2018

Music scene Gothenburg 1955-2018

Come along to arenas, clubs and forgotten dance floors in a historic journey through popular music’s Gothenburg! The exhibition will present both individuals and groups that have had major impact on the music scene in Gothenburg. Meet the artists, visit the sites and take part in the spirit and sound.

Among others, meet the hip hoppers, rockers, punks and indie poppers, not to mention artists such as The Knife, Spotnicks, Inflames, Leila K and Soundtrack of Our Lives, from todays Aurelia Dey to early 50´s rocker Chris Lennart and 60´s pop icon Doris.

Lyrics, clothing styles and the music tell about dreams, feelings of longing home or away, love and desire for change. Loved or hated and not always let into the great salons popular music offers each generation new communities, and not least a free zone to find our own way.

The exhibition is based on material from Museum of Gothenburg’s collections and a large amount loaned material from private individuals.

Marie Wettmark
Information Officer
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14 November 201511 March 2018

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.


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

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

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