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Universeum and The Museum of World Culture

Universeum is a public science centre in Gothenburg. The Universeum is divided into six sections, each containing experiment workshops. One of its departments called "Kalejdo" contains exhibits about crime investigation, lasers and astronomy. Another of its sections called "Explora" is an experimental department dealing with humans and technology. The Universeum occasionally gives Swedish secondary school students a chance to debate with Nobel prize-winners and professors. The centre itself is close to many sites of intrest including Svenska Mässan (Swedish Exhibition Centre), Liseberg and the Museum of World Culture. The national Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg in 2004. Its aim is to interpret the subject of world culture in an interdisciplinary way and to display world culture in a dynamic and open ended manner. The museum is situated next to the Universeum Science Centre and the amusement park Liseberg.

For more information regarding the Universeum please contact Södra vägen 50, Gothenburg, Sweden, Phone: +0046 31 335 64 50, E-mail:

For more information regarding the Museum of World Culture please contact Museum of World Culture, Box 5303, 402 27 Gothenburg, Phone: 031-63 27 30, E-mail:

Universeum science centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Universeum Science Centre

The Göteborg Museum of Art

The Göteborg Museum of Art at Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from around the close of the 19th century. A must see is the lavishly decorated Fürstenberg Gallery, named after a leading Gothenburg art donor, Pontus Fürstenberg. The museum building itslef represents the monumental Neo-Classical style in Nordic architecture. It is built of a yellow brick called ”Gothenburg brick” because of the materials frequent use in the city. The museum also houses older and contemporary art, both Nordic and international.

For more information and enquiries please contact Göteborg Museum of Art , Götaplatsen / Avenue 412 56 Gothenburg tel: 031-368 35 00 , E-mail:

City Museum of Gothenburg

City Museum of Gothenburg

The City Museum of Gothenburg

The City Museum of Gothenburg is located in an eighteenth century house originally built for the Swedish East India Company in the city centre of Gothenburg, Sweden. The museum itself was created in 1861 with the British Victoria and Albert Museum as model. The City Museum is a Cultural History museum and displays Gothenburg and West Sweden’s history from the Viking Age to present day. There is a permanent exhibition about The East India Company. The museum is also used as a public forum for the town planners to display new ideas and visions of the city for the citizens.

For more information and enquiries please contact North Port Street 12, 411 14 Gothenburg, Tel : 031-368 36 00, E-mail:

The Volvo Museum

The Volvo Museum is located in the Arendal area on the island Hisingen at the sea, about 10 km west of Gothenburg city centre. It covers the development of Sweden's leading vehicle manufacturer Volvo, from the first ÖV4 to the current cars, trucks, buses and other products. The museum also contains many other exhibits, including Gabrielsson’s and Larson’s joint desk from the pioneering years. There are also displays of Volvo Aero and Volvo Penta products.

For more information and enquiries please call +46 31 664814 or alternatively E-mail to

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