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Take a trip through 12,000 years of dramatic history. Welcome!

The museum

Monday closed

Tuesday 10 am–6 pm

Wednesday 10 am–8 pm

Thursday 10 am–6 pm

Friday 10 am–5 pm

Saturday 10 am–5 pm

Sunday 10 am–5 pm

See alternative opening hours below.

The shop

Monday closed

Tuesday 11 am–6 pm

Wednesday 11 am–6 pm

Thursday 11 am–6 pm

Friday 11 am–5 pm

Saturday 11 am–5 pm

Sunday 11 am–5 pm

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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 museum closes at 5 pm.

Museum Card 140 SEK, senior* 120 SEK. Provides admission to four museums within a calendar year.
Day Ticket adult 70 SEK, valid only at the Museum of Gothenburg.
Free admission for visitors under the age of 20 and students.

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.

Buy the Museum Card and single entry ticket online here before your visit. You can refill your Museum Card and buy your ticket at the museum as well. A service fee will be added for purchases online.

*Senior= Visitors over the age of 63.

The museum is cash free.

Available in the museum’s foyer where you can lock bags and outerwear.

Wardrobe and toilets
Toilets are available in reception and on each floor. Cloakrooms are available at the reception. Nursing rooms are available at the reception and on level 3 at the Children’s Museum.

Bring your own lunch
The restaurant is closed at the moment. There are tables in the foyer and on level 3 in the Children’s Museum, where you can also heat the food.

The Museum of Gothenburg is one block in size and three stories high. There is a map of the museum available at the museum’s reception. There are also museum hosts who can show you around the museum. The entire museum is accessible by elevator.

Accessibility database
Museum of Gothenburg is in the accessibility database

On the ground floor there is a shop. You will find the museum’s reception on floor 0, one step down inside the entrance. There you will be met by the museum’s hosts who will be happy to advise you on what you can see and do in the museum.

On level 2 there are permanent exhibitions about Gothenburg’s history. On floor 3 there are exhibitions that are shown for a shorter time and the Children’s Museum.

Toilets are available next to the reception and on each floor. Cloakrooms are available next to the reception.

All exhibitions can be reached by lift. Higher thresholds have ramps, some lower thresholds lack this. In the entrance there is an accessible toilet and a wheelchair for loan. The stage in the foyer has a ramp. The large auditorium in the museum, Hörsalen, has an ear loop. Other premises do not have a hearing loop. You can of course bring your assistance dog to the museum!

Foyer and reception
Here you can ask for a floor plan of the house in Swedish and English. There is also a bliss map here. The possibility of sign language interpretation via a dialed sign language interpreter takes place via reception

If you have questions about accessibility in the museum, you can also contact the hosts at the museum’s reception on 031-368 36 00 or via email

the Shop

In the museum’s shop you will find items that tell a story. We collaborate with a variety of producers and designers from Gothenburg. In our book section, you’ll find Gothenburgiana, architecture, culinary arts, gardening, archaeology, and history. There’s also home decor, something for the younger ones, and historical jewelry.

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For families

At the Gothenburg City Museum, children and their adults can participate in various activities. In addition, there is the Children’s Museum on the top floor, with a cozy place for meals. Or why not discover 400 years of dramatic history together – through four different exhibitions. Everyone under 20 has free entry!

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