Quality Hotel Vanersborg
Vanersborg, 462 40
Phone: (46) 521 57 57 20
Fax: (46) 521 609 23
Arts & Museums
Vänersborgs Museum began simply as an initiative of Johan Adolf Andersohn, a local benefactor and collector, to try and present the rich heritage and history outside the city of Vänersborgof. This initiative soon sparked off in 1891 when the museum was opened to public. Touted to be oldest museum in the country, this museum is a storehouse of astounding collections, art and artifacts, mammals, African birds, Nordic animals, Chinese porcelain. It gives a profound insight into the extraordinary expeditions by the founder. Do plan a visit to this museum and the temporary exhibitions. Admission is free. Please see the website for further information.
Set in a 1900 warehouse building, Kunsthalle Trollhättan opened its doors in 2012. This municipal contemporary art gallery has a good selection of Swedish and international artists' work. They also host interactive sessions with the artists and art lovers. Apart from exhibitions, they even hold concerts occasionally.
Saab Bilmuseum is a grandiose car museum that displays a plethora of cars, in order to acquaint visitors with the growth of technology in the automobile industry.
Kanalmuseet or the Canal Museum offers visitors an interesting insight into the intricate canal system that existed in the town of Trollhättan. Boasting more than 50 models of boats and even dinghy boats, you will be surprised at the sight of the 18th century diving suits that have been so wonderfully preserved even 3 centuries later. Call for details.