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  • Arts & Museums

    »Museum of World Culture (Världskulturmuseet)

    Opened in 2004, the Museum of World Culture is the latest addition to the city's cultural circuit. The beautiful museum even has the honor of receiving the Kasper Sahlin Price Award for architecture. The various temporary exhibitions tell the tale of the amazing cultures of the world. Perfect for children as well as adults, visitors have the opportunity to make a trip around the world all while in the confines of a beautiful space. Call ahead for more information.

    Södra Vägen 54
    Gothenburg, 402 27


    Universeum, the biggest science center in Scandinavia features seven floors of fun! Go to the rain forest and see frogs, cockroaches and an anaconda swamp, or maybe have a look at the section with venomous snakes. There's an aquarium with sharks and rays. In the technology department you can find a crime lab, walk in space and try your weather reporting skills. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as you can easily put aside a whole day for exploring this place. If you find yourself hungry there is a cafe on the ground floor.

    Södra vägen 50
    Gothenburg, 412 54

    »Göteborgs Konstmuseum

    The collections at the Göteborgs Konstmuseum consists mainly of Nordic art from the 15th to 20th Centuries, including paintings by Ivar Arsosenius and Krogh. There are also works by other European artists such as Manet, Monet and Van Gogh. If you are interested in Swedish history, then the painting of King Karl XII's funeral procession is highly recommended. The museum also holds a wonderful collection of historical and artistic sculptures.

    Gothenburg, 412 56

    »Hasselblad Center

    Hasselblad Center is an exhibition hall situated in Gothenburg's Art Museum at Götaplatsen. Exhibitions by contemporary photographers are held six to eight times a year. Apart from these exhibitions, there is also a reference library and a photographic collection available for study and research, by appointment only. In conjunction with the exhibitions, there are lectures and seminars. For information on current exhibitions, please check the web site.

    Ekmansgatan 8
    Gothenburg, 412 56

    »Göteborgs Konsthall

    Konsthallen was inaugurated in 1923 in connection with the Jubileumsutst ningen (Jubilee Exhibition) celebration of Gothenburg's 300-year anniversary. That year saw a lot of construction activity around the city, and Gotaplatsen was beginning to look as it does today. Konsthallen used to be run by the Gothenburg Art Museum, but is now an independent unit. Several exhibitions of contemporary and modern art are put on here each year. Admission is free.

    Gothenburg, 412 56

    »Stora Hörsalen - HDK

    The University of Gothenburg's School for Design and Crafts, commonly called HDK, has a beautiful building on campus devoted to lectures, performances and art shows. Students in the school also have classes here and use the space to highlight their work, but the general public will also enjoy the activities happening in this venue.

    Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
    Gothenburg, 405 30

    »Galleri Kim Antensen

    Kim Antensen is a pleasant gallery with many interesting exhibitions, located near Götaplatsen. The focus here is not only on paintings; graphic art, sculpture and glass are also shown year round. Various events are arranged both outside and in the gallery, for example art club meetings and larger art installations. During spring and autumn solo exhibitions are held; summertime offers collective exhibitions. Galleri Kim Antensen also has a special contemporary graphic art room.

    Götabergsgatan 18
    Gothenburg, 411 34

    »Röhsska Museet

    After visiting Röhsska Museet or the Design Museum, the famous place of design and handcrafts, you might feel inspired to invest in some Swedish design. Inside the museum is a shop where you will find the most famous Swedish and Scandinavian designers' works. The shop has both classic objects and the absolute latest in Swedish design. They also host various exhibitions and lectures to provide visitors with insight into art and design.

    Vasagatan 37-39
    Gothenburg, 411 37

    »Göterborgs Remfabrik

    Göterborgs Remfabrik (strap factory) is a working museum where the building and machines look exactly the same as they did at the beginning of the last century when the factory closed down. Here you can find intact warping, twisting and braiding machines as well as power looms. Some of the machines were brought to the museum from old closed down trimming shops and strip mills, and a few of these machines are still in use today. The textile products are sold in the museum shop. In autumn, the museum is also open on select Saturdays; see website for more details.

    Åvägen 15
    Gothenburg, 412 50


    Open since 1987, the Konstepidemin is an independent artists' organization. On its premises there are many studios and exhibition spaces where you can see contemporary art in all shapes and forms. Housed in the former Epidemic Hospital, the building has taken on a complete transformation and is now a warm and inviting place of discovery for the public.

    Konstepidemins Väg 6
    Gothenburg, 413 14

    »Galleri 54

    Galleri 54 is a non-commercial art center that has been around since 1957. The gallery is run by the artistes of Group 54, founded in 1954, with the aim of presenting interesting contemporary art from Sweden and abroad, not previously shown to the Gothenburg audience. The gallery is situated in a flat, in central Gothenburg, over three rooms. There is also a special project room, and a lounge with art magazines and a small video collection.

    Kastellgatan 7
    Gothenburg, 413 07

    »Skansen Kronan

    The Skansen Krona fortress was built in 1641. The fortress' main purpose was to scare off the Danes, and it was also known as Juteskrämman (the Dane Scare). It was completed in 1695. Skansen Krona is built on a hill and therefore commands a grand view of the central parts of Gothenburg. The tower ornament is in the shape of a crown, hence the name (krona means crown). Today, the fort houses a military museum and is also used as a venue space for parties and weddings.

    Gothenburg, 411 22
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