In a striking building by London-based architects Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez, the Världskulturmuseet sees ethnography, art and global politics collide in immersive multimedia exhibitions. Recent ones have included a study of significant textile patterns in various cultures, enchantingly displayed with multicolored lights; and a collection of photos from various historic expeditions.

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Nearby Gothenburg attractions

1. Universeum

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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…

2. Liseberg

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

3. Konstmuseum

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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

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

5. Galleri Thomassen

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

6. Röhsska Museet

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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


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

8. Trädgårdsföreningen

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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…