Universeum, the biggest science center in Scandinavia features seven floors of fun! Go to the rain forest and see frogs, cockroaches and an anaconda swamp, or maybe have a look at the section with venomous snakes. There's an aquarium with sharks and rays. In the technology department you can find a crime lab, walk in space and try your weather reporting skills. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as you can easily put aside a whole day for exploring this place. If you find yourself hungry there is a cafe on the ground floor.
The Skansen Krona fortress was built in 1641. The fortress' main purpose was to scare off the Danes, and it was also known as Juteskrämman (the Dane Scare). It was completed in 1695. Skansen Krona is built on a hill and therefore commands a grand view of the central parts of Gothenburg. The tower ornament is in the shape of a crown, hence the name (krona means crown). Today, the fort houses a military museum and is also used as a venue space for parties and weddings.
After visiting Röhsska Museet or the Design Museum, the famous place of design and handcrafts, you might feel inspired to invest in some Swedish design. Inside the museum is a shop where you will find the most famous Swedish and Scandinavian designers' works. The shop has both classic objects and the absolute latest in Swedish design. They also host various exhibitions and lectures to provide visitors with insight into art and design.
Opened in 2004, the Museum of World Culture is the latest addition to the city's cultural circuit. The beautiful museum even has the honor of receiving the Kasper Sahlin Price Award for architecture. The various temporary exhibitions tell the tale of the amazing cultures of the world. Perfect for children as well as adults, visitors have the opportunity to make a trip around the world all while in the confines of a beautiful space.
Maritima is the considered to be one of the largest ship museums, but it is not as overwhelming as you might expect. It is, nonetheless, very interesting, and the most lively museum in Gothenburg. The museum holds 14 boats, among them a destroyer, a submarine, a towboat, and a lighthouse ship. You can board them all; the submarine is particularly exciting with its narrow passages and small cabins. Check the website to know more.
The Aeromuseum of Gothenburg carefully chronicles the long history of man's pursuit of flight. The museum begins with Icarus and ending with the most advanced rockets and space crafts. Several events take place at this fun, interactive museum so be sure to check out their events calendar at their website. Guided tours and tours in English are also available.
Göterborgs Remfabrik (strap factory) is a working museum where the building and machines look exactly the same as they did at the beginning of the last century when the factory closed down. Here you can find intact warping, twisting and braiding machines as well as power looms. Some of the machines were brought to the museum from old closed down trimming shops and strip mills, and a few of these machines are still in use today. The textile products are sold in the museum shop. In autumn, the museum is also open on select Saturdays; see website for more details.
The collections at the Göteborgs Konstmuseum consists mainly of Nordic art from the 15th to 20th Centuries, including paintings by Ivar Arsosenius and Krogh. There are also works by other European artists such as Manet, Monet and Van Gogh. If you are interested in Swedish history, then the painting of King Karl XII's funeral procession is highly recommended. The museum also holds a wonderful collection of historical and artistic sculptures.
Housed in Oterdahl House, (a department of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital) the Medical History Museum's main focus is on the history of health. You will learn about how religion, culture, politics and science have influenced medical history. You will also learn about various diseases throughout the ages. The museum's collection consists of instruments, equipment, furniture and textiles from the 18th Century onwards. Its purpose is to give the visitor a better idea on how the hospitals, doctors and nurses operated during that time period as well as how medical history developed.