Top choice in Gothenburg

In what is arguably the best museum for kids in Sweden, you find yourself in the midst of a humid rainforest, complete with trickling water, tropical birds and butterflies flitting through the greenery and tiny marmosets. On a level above, roaring dinosaurs maul each other, while next door, denizens of the deep float through the shark tunnel and venomous beauties lie coiled in the serpent tanks.

If that's not enough, go button crazy with the fantastically fun, hands-on science exhibitions, where themes range from nanotechnology and space travel to mixing music.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gothenburg attractions

1. Världskulturmuseet

0.08 MILES

In a striking building by London-based architects Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez, the Världskulturmuseet sees ethnography, art and global politics…

2. Liseberg


The attractions of Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park, are many and varied. Adrenalin blasts include the venerable wooden roller coaster…

3. Konstmuseum


Home to Gothenburg’s premier art collection, Konstmuseum traverses the Renaissance to the present day, with works by the French impressionists, Rubens,…

4. Galleri Nils Åberg

0.37 MILES

This gallery shows works by fresh, young Scandinavian artists alongside established contemporary pieces by the likes of Picasso and Joan Miró.

5. Galleri Thomassen

0.56 MILES

Showcases up-and-coming talent in its Lilla Galleriet and contemporary art from all over Scandinavia as well as Berlin.

6. Röhsska Museet

0.64 MILES

This art and design museum is currently closed, awaiting various decisions about how it's run. At the time of research its future was still unclear; check…

7. Galleri Ferm

0.83 MILES

Constant surprises, mainly from Scandinavian artists such as Per Cederbank, Emil Olsson and Yrjö Edelmann, plus works by internationally renowned…

8. Trädgårdsföreningen

0.85 MILES

Laid out in 1842, the lush Trädgårdsföreningen is a large protected area off Nya Allén. Full of flowers and tiny cafes, it’s popular for lunchtime…