Gothenburg City Museum

Norra Hamngatan 12, 411 14 Göteborg, Sweden

Gain a deeper understanding of Sweden’s second city inside the grand setting of the Swedish East India Company’s 18th-century headquarters. Permanent exhibitions tell the story of the Vikings—centered on the remnants of the Äskeskärrsskeppet Viking ship found in the waters off Gothenburg—and how the Dutch helped to establish the city in the 1600s. A new exhibition profiles the history of Gothenburg’s music scene from the 1950s to today. The small entrance fee also gives you access to the Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Natural History.

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Step into history

Want to step right into history? Visit the Gothenburg City Museum (Göteborgs stadsmuseum), where you can explore exhibitions dedicated to explaining the city’s history. (The most recent exhibition shows the lives of people in the 17th century when Gothenburg was founded.) The museum is located in the East India House, built by the Swedish East India Company between 1747 and 1762, so the building itself tells a thrilling story.

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