Gothenburg Museums (Self Guided), Gothenburg

Gothenburg has a variety of internationally acclaimed museums. The majority of them are located in the heart of the city and can be easily reached. Among the most famous museums are the Gothenburg City Museum and the Röhsska Museum. Take this self-guided tour to admire the beautiful and interesting collections Gothenburg’s museums have to offer.
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Guide Name: Gothenburg Museums
Guide Location: Sweden » Gothenburg (See other walking tours in Gothenburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: stacey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Medicinhistoriska Museet (Medical History Museum)
  • Stadsmuseet (Gothenburg City Museum)
  • Röhsska Museum
  • Göteborg Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Museum of Art)
  • Universeum
  • Varldskulturmuseet (Museum of World Culture)
Medicinhistoriska Museet (Medical History Museum)

1) Medicinhistoriska Museet (Medical History Museum)

Editor's note: The museum will be closed due to construction work on the museum building from 22/12 2018 to 2/1 2021.

The Medical History Museum is located in the former Sahlgrenska Hospital. It is dedicated to the history of Swedish health care from the 19th century to the present. The museum often organizes international exhibitions, presenting photographic documentation of the post-war famine, different items from Russia, Ukraine and other countries.
Stadsmuseet (Gothenburg City Museum)

2) Stadsmuseet (Gothenburg City Museum) (must see)

The Gothenburg City Museum is located in an 18th century house built in the city center for the Swedish East India Company. It became a museum in 1861, modeled after Britain’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It is dedicated to Gothenburg and west Sweden’s cultural history from the Viking Age to the present. There is a permanent exhibition on the East India Company. The museum is also used as a public forum for town planners to display new ideas and visions of the city.

Operation Hours: Tuesday,Thursday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm; Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Röhsska Museum

3) Röhsska Museum (must see)

The Röhsska Museum focuses on design and applied art. Created through donations from Vilhelm and August Röhss, it opened to the public in 1916 and has since been expanded. The museum has a fine collection of Chinese art and craft and a permanent exhibition of Swedish design from the early 20th century until the present. The Kaffe Fassett exhibition has been one of the most successful in recent years. As of 2007, the new head of Röhsska is Ted Hesselbom, who has increased the museum’s focus on fashion and fashion history. The building was designed by the national romantic architect Carl Westman.

Operation Hours: Tuesday- Wednesday: 11 am -6 pm; Thursday until 8 pm; Friday-Sunday: 11 am- 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Göteborg Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Museum of Art)

4) Göteborg Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Museum of Art) (must see)

The Gothenburg Museum of Art at Götaplatsen is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from the end of the 19th century. A must-see is the lavishly decorated Fürstenberg Gallery, named after a leading Gothenburg art donor, Pontus Fürstenberg and his wife Göthilda. Among the artists showcased are Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn and P.S. Kröyer. The museum also houses older and contemporary art, both Nordic and international. It was awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide. The building was created for the international exhibition in 1923 by architect Sigfrid Ericson, celebrating the city's 300th anniversary, in a monumental Neo-Classical style. It is built of a yellow brick called ”Gothenburg brick.”

Operation Hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am - 6 pm; Wednesday: 11 am - 8 pm; Friday - Sunday and holidays: 11 am - 5 pm;
Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Universeum (must see)

Universeum is a public science center in Gothenburg that opened in 2001. It is a part of Evenemangsstråket, close to Korsvägen and Skånegatan, which includes sites of interest such as Scandinavium, Ullevi, Svenska Mässan (Swedish Exhibition Center), Liseberg and the Museum of World Culture. Universeum is divided into six sections, each containing experiment workshops and a collection of reptiles, fish and insects. It occasionally gives Swedish secondary school students a chance to have discussions with Nobel Prize winners and professors.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Varldskulturmuseet (Museum of World Culture)

6) Varldskulturmuseet (Museum of World Culture) (must see)

The Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg in 2004. Its aim is to interpret the subject of world culture in an interdisciplinary way. The museum is located next to the Universeum Science Center and the amusement park Liseberg, close to Korsvägen. The cement and glass building is graceful, compact and modern. Its four-story glass atrium looks out on the mountains and woods. The exhibition halls are in the closed part of the building, facing Södra Vägen road. The upper floors hang freely five meters over a footpath. A 43 meter long section of a display window provides passersby with a view straight into the largest exhibition hall. The architects behind the museum, who were chosen through an international competition, are the French-Cuban-English couple Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez of Brisac Gonzalez Architects.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am- 5 pm; Wednesday till 8pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Gothenburg, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Gothenburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour

Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour

Churches are an important part of Gothenburg’s cityscape and history. They rise proudly above the city and its outskirts. Besides playing a major role in Gothenburg's spiritual life, they also have a great deal of architectural significance. Take this walking tour to admire some of Gothenburg’s most grandiose churches.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Family Entertainment in Gothenburg

Family Entertainment in Gothenburg

Gothenburg offers superb attractions for family entertainment. It is a wonderful place to go out, spend time in the open air, take a tour by boat and visit some interesting places. Take this walking tour to enjoy a great time with your family.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Architectural Jewels Walking Tour

Architectural Jewels Walking Tour

Gothenburg’s architecture comes in a wide range of styles, from Gothic to modernist, including several 17th century buildings made of wood and great classical structures from the 18th century. Take this walking tour to admire Gothenburg’s architectural variety.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Gothenburg Introduction Walking Tour

Gothenburg Introduction Walking Tour

Established by King Gustavus Adolphus in 1621, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg enjoys comfortable location in the heart of Scandinavia at the crossroads of trade and shipping routes largely responsible for its prosperous economy. Gothenburg is also a major student city, home to the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Presented here are the top tourist attractions of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles