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The Volvo Museum

If you are a motor enthusiast, you will not want to miss the Volvo Museum while in Gothenburg; a museum which is entirely dedicated to the manufacturing of Volvo cars, buses, aircraft, marine engines and trucks. It is found in the Arendal area on Hisingen Island and it is easy to reach from the city center, so if you have some spare time, then be sure to come and experience it.

A history of Volvo

Volvo is one of Sweden’s most successful and popular brands, and the Volvo Museum tells the story of its development as a leading manufacturer from its beginnings in Gothenburg in 1927 to the present day. Best known for making safe and reliable cars, it has diversified into producing everything from marine engines to aircraft.

There are around 100 different vehicles for visitors to marvel at over a massive 6000 square meter large exhibition space, as well as changing exhibitions featuring interactive displays. Fans of Volvo will get an exclusive look at prototypes of models and come face-to-face with historically significant vehicles. For the ultimate Swedish souvenir to take home, the shop sells exclusive Volvo merchandise.

Plan your trip

As the museum is located out of the city, you will need to plan ahead on how to get there. If you are going there by car then it is a short 10-15 minute drive, but there are many more ways to arrive! You can even drive your own boat and dock at their reserved spaces for visitors. If you would rather use public transport, then it is simple to get there via bus and tram. The Volvo Museum website has more specific instructions on which ones to take. If you would like to make your trip a bit more exciting, then jump aboard Göteborgs Hamntur, Gothenburg’s Harbour Tour Boat. It will take you along the coast from Maritiman to the museum and then out to the southern archipelago.

Set off from our centrally-located accommodation Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg and conveniently park you car in the safety of the our indoor garage or use the excellent public transport links nearby.