A lot is happening in Gothenburg. The West Link is under construction. Gamlestaden is being restored and new neighborhoods are expanding on former industrial estates.

But Gothenburg is not only buildings, parks and roads.
The city is also its people. You, who are here today, and everyone who lived here before us. What have they left behind, worthy of preservation? And which kind of place should the city be in the future? What is your opinion?

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.

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Urbanum is  produced in partnership with the Administration for Allocation of Social Welfare and Funktek – a project about accessibility for all. The ‘funktek pilots’ are our expert consultants evaluating exhibitions and city walks. In Urbanum we have tested exhibition design, colours, texts and interpretation levels. www.funktek.se

The exhibition texts are available in english. Ask the staff in the museum´s reception.

Urbanum can be reached by lift. The exhibition texts are available in Braille. Our front-of- house staff can guide you. The historic films have Swedish subtitling, and are interpreted by sign language and audio description.
Read more about accessibility at the museum here: http://goteborgsstadsmuseum.se/en/visit-museum/accessibility

28 March 201528 March 2021

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

Read more about our previous exhibitions.


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