Car enthusiasts visiting Gothenburg should add the Volvo Museum to their itinerary to learn all about this iconic Swedish car and its evolution into the safest brand in the world.

Journey through history, from 1927 until the present day, and learn all about Volvo’s history and heritage. The museum’s collection includes a wide range of passenger cars, buses, and trucks, as well as other engines and construction equipment. Whether you’re a Volvo fan or not, everyone will enjoy a visit to indulge in a bit of nostalgia. And it’s a great one for the kids as there’s a Volvo car play area for them to join in the fun!


  • Classic collection of cars through to the present day
  • History of the Volvo brand since 1927
  • Unique and historic models
  • Giant Lego Volvo car model
  • Volvo Ocean Race Exhibition
  • Environment Exhibition
  • Children’s play area

Did you know:

  • The brand name Volvo comes from the Latin, volvere, to spin, or roll, making it mean “I roll”
  • Volvo ÖV 4 was the first car built by Volvo in 1927, nicknamed the “Jakob”
  • As one of the first automakers to address safety issues, Volvo’s slogan “We did not invent the car, but we set the safety standards” became a cornerstone of the company’s philosophy
  • It was one of Volvo’s engineers who invented the three-point seatbelt and Volvo was the first automaker to offer seatbelts as a standard in all of its cars
  • Even in the 21st century it is still considered the company that produces the safest cars in the world
  • The Volvo V40 was awarded the highest score ever by EuroNCAP, making it the safest car ever produced

The Experience:

The Volvo is an iconic car that has stood the test of time. Since its birth in 1927 it has been a famously reliable car and much loved by people across the world. This museum is dedicated solely to Sweden’s biggest automotive export and is a fascinating look into the Evolution of the products.

Walk through the different exhibitions, from the 1920s through each subsequent decade, and admire the sleek changes and design improvements as time went on. You can also see the Volvo Ocean Race exhibition, as well as Environment, and Rally & Racing.

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All Year
Monday 10.00-17.00
Tuesday 10.00-17.00
Wednesday 10.00-17.00
Thursday 10.00-17.00
Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday 11.00-16.00
Sunday 11.00-16.00
Last Admission: 21 Jan - 31 Mars: Tue -Fri 11.00 -17.00. Sat 11.00-16.00


Jan 1, Apr 10, June 19-20, Dec 23-26 & 31.

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Arendals Skans 418 79 Göteborg


0046 31-664814

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