exhibitions

OPEN 4 JUNE 2021

THE THING ABOUT GOTHENBURG

In our upcoming basic 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. Discover new sides of the city, whether you’re a Gothenburger, a new arrival or just visiting,- and explore what´s the thing about Gothenburg just for you. Check out awesome objects from our collections like the first Volvo car and a New World sea chest that crossed an ocean.

OPEN 2 JUNE 2021

GOTHENBURG STORIES

The stories of 100 Gothenburgers will be filling the city’s streets and squares with our new anniversary exhibition. 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. 

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open 26 february 2022

Augusta lundin

The First Fashion House in Sweden
This exhibition is about Augusta Lundin and her pioneering efforts as a designer and entrepreneur around 1900, and highlights the craftsmanship and work behind these beautiful creations. The social dress codes and the notability of her customers paint a lively picture of this great period in Swedish fashion history.

until 30 april 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 25 september 2021

GOTHENBURG’S WARDROBE

The exhibition focuses on the era around 1880-1930, when clothing factories pops up in a growing Gothenburg, changing people’s perception of fashion and consumption, as well as of each other.

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.

until futrher notice

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!

UNTIL FUTRHER NOTICE

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.

UNTIL FUTRHER NOTICE

1700S 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.

UNTIL FUTRHER NOTICE

1800S: 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.

UNTIL FUTRHER NOTICE

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.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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