exhibitions

PERmANENT EXHIBITION

THE THING ABOUT GOTHENBURG

In our permanent exhibition about 20th century Gothenburg, you get to revel in our most beloved, hated and iconic Gothenburg objects and discover new sides of the city.

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until 30 dec 2022

zoomed in

Pictures of the City of Gothenburg number in the hundreds of thousands, but what can a picture tell us more than the patently obvious? Just how many layers of stories are there? The exhibition shows images famous and obscure from Gothenburg from the 1850s to the present day.

until 31 december 2023

LETTING LOOSE

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.

outdoor exhibition

GOTHENBURG STORIES

The Museum of Gotheburg has interviewed a cross-section of Gothenburg’s residents ranging from 6 to 97 years old. Photographer Stefan Edetoft has taken expressive portraits in surroundings chosen by the interviewees themselves. An anniversary exhibition placed in several locations around the city.

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permanent exhibition

THE BIRTH OF GOTHENBURG

Join us on a journey through history and get to know the very first Gothenburgers, try out 1600s-style social media, listen to the popular music of the times and help to solve the mystery of who wore the Silver Heart ornament around their neck!

permanent exhibition

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. Diamond rings and coins of solid gold are displayed next to useless bits of wood and worn-out shoes.

permanent exhibition

1700’S 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.

permanent exhibition

1800’S: PEOPLE IN MOTION

Gothenburg was one of the most dynamic cities in the 1800s. Follow its development and residents during an exciting era! Among the century settlers, enterprising businessmen, there are several wholesalers with foreign names.

permanent exhibition

vikingr

Between Oden and Christ
A farmer digging a drainage ditch by the river Göta älv, suddenly stumbled upon, what would later prove to be a Viking ship. See the unique Äskekärrsship and follow the exciting story of the Vikings.

permanent exhibition

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.

permanent exhibition

urbanum

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.

permanent exhibition

a world in miniature

Signhild Häller’s doll’s cabinet shows several different crafts – and work environments from the past, in miniature.

for the children

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

In our Children’s Museum you can be part of an exhibition, climb high-rise buildings, crawl through tunnels, build a castle or a skyscraper, swing on the Eriksberg crane, ride on Ferris wheels, or why not take granddad for a tram ride?

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