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Welcome to the Museum of Gothenburg! We bring history to life through exhibitions, activities
and a vivid collection of local cultural heritage.

Explore 12,000 years of dramatic history!

Museum of Gothenburg is located in the East India House from the 1750s and has one of Sweden’s largest cultural and historical collections.

Museum of Gothenburg

Museum of Gothenburg has a unique home – the Swedish East India Company building from the 1750s. Our exhibitions tells the story of Gothenburg from prehistoric times to the present day – a trip through 12,000 years of history.

Get inspired by the colourful ideas that characterized the city in the 18th century, take a look at Sweden’s only preserved Viking ship, and be amazed by the contrast between bourgeois life and the trade union struggle of the 19th century. We also have temporary exhibitions throughout the year that deal with contemporary issues in the city, and a diverse programme of activities.

In the museum you also find a café, museum shop and childrens playroom.


Even though the restrictions have been removed, we appreciate if you only visit the museum when you are feeling well.

Opening hours

Mondays closed
Tuesday 10-18
Wednesday 10-20
Thursday 10-18
Friday 10-17
Saturday 10-17
Sunday 10-17

The museum is closed: Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May, 6 june, Midsummer’s Eve, Midsummer Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day. On public holidays where the museum is open and the day before public holidays, the City Museum closes at 5 pm.

The Museum Shop

Tuesday 11-18
Wednesday 11-18
Thursday 11-18
Friday-Sunday 11-17


Free admission
– Visitors under the age of 20
– Students (with ID)

Single entry
– Adults 60 SEK (only valid at the museum where the ticket is purchased)

Museum Card

With the Museum Card you have access to our museums throughout the calendar year for the price of 120 SEK. Senior price: 100 SEK (from 62 years, on presentation of identification)

The museum card is valid at The Gothenburg Museum of Art, the Röhsska Museum, the Museum of Gothenburg and the Maritime Museum and Aquarium *. The museum card gives a 20% discount on exhibitions with an increased entrance fee. The museum card is a document of value and may only be used by one person.

* Maritime Museum and Aquarium is closed for renovation and opens 10 december 2022.

Luggage and Cloakroom

The cloakroom can be found by the reception on level -1.

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