Visit one of the leading visual art museums in Northern Europe, Gothenburg Art Museum, to experience a fantastic collections of classical and contemporary art.

Gothenburg Museum of Art is one of the finest in the country, and, in fact, third largest in Sweden. It showcases renowned collections from international and Nordic artists. Its aim is to challenge the way we experience art by featuring artists and their works from unusual perspectives. The museum also offers exhibitions, family activities, lectures and guided tours (in Swedish). There is a well-stocked museum shop with books and design products for all ages.

Please note: Additional admission charge is required for certain exhibitions and events.


  • Western art from 15th century
  • Nordic art from turn of 19th century
  • Internationally renowned collections
  • Sweden’s third largest art museum
  • Leading Northern European museum of visual art
  • Broad range of visual media from art to comics

Did you know?

  • Gothenburg Museum of Art receives around 250,000 visitors a year
  • It has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide
  • The foundation for the main collection was donated in 1865 by the Art Society of Gothenburg, mainly consisting of paintings connected to Düsseldorf, Germany
  • The museum’s building was designed for the Jubilee Exhibition in 1923 by Arvid Bjerke and Sigfrid Ericson, inspired by Roman architecture and Swedish 1920s classicism
  • The museum is home to the largest collections of Nordic colourists
  • There are 70,000 works in the Museum’s collection, made up of 4,300 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works, with approximately 61,000 watercolours, drawings and prints, and roughly 900 photographs

The Experience

Permanent Collections

The main collection of art is of international acclaim and showcases work from the 15th century to the present day. These works are mostly from Europe and the United States, with important Nordic pieces on display as well, unique of its kind dating from the turn of the 19th century. Here, you can see the collection of Nordic colourists, including Gothenburg colourists, as well as contemporary Nordic art, Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th century, French Impressionism, international Modernism, and Romantic and Academic paintings from the 19th century. Don’t miss the Fürstenberg Gallery, perhaps one of the most significant, and most popular, parts of the museum.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 20.00
Thursday 11.00 - 18.00
Friday 11.00 - 17.00
Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00


Closed Jan 1, April 10-11, May 1, June 6 & 19-20, Dec 24-25 & 31

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Götaplatsen 6, 412 56 Göteborg, Sweden


+46 31 368 35 00