Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg

(2.5/5 based on 60 reviews on the web)
The national Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2004. Its aim is to interpret the subject of world culture in an interdisciplinary way. The museum is situated next to the Universeum science centre and the amusement park Liseberg, and close to Korsvägen. "The museum interprets the concept of world culture in a dynamic and open-ended manner. On the one hand, various cultures are incorporating impulses from each other and becoming more alike. On the other hand, local, national, ethnic and gender differences are shaping much of that process. World culture is not only about communication, reciprocity, and interdependence, but the specificity, concretion and uniqueness of each and every individual." (From the background info on the museums homepage.)The opening exhibitions of the museum were: No Name Fever: AIDS in the age of globalization Horizons: Voices from a global Africa Sister of Dreams: People and myths of the Orinoco Fred Wilson: Site unseen - Dwellings of the Demons 390 m2 SpiritualityArchitectureThe cement and glass building, located on a slope leading up to the Liseberg amusement park, is graceful, compact and modernistic. Its four-storey glass atrium looks out on mountains and woods.The exhibition halls are in the closed part of the building, facing Södra vägen road. The upper storeys hang freely 5m over a footpath. A 43m long section of a display window provides passers-by with a view straight into the largest exhibition hall.
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  • Have eaten lunch a couple of times and 105kr, it is one of the lesser-value lunches in Gothenburg. The food could have been good but it is not populated at the time and is especially hot. Last I ate was kålpuddingen warm while potatoes, rice, fish and chili sin carne was barely lukewarm. Troubles and not good. Positive is good bread and ok salad.
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  • The exhibition of photographs Afghan Tales gave an insight into today's Afghanistan. It touches and shows at the same time, how people try to live in everyday life. "Crossroads" show how sustainability must be a priority. The first floor of the accused not to me, but for families with children was the tip-top. Very "do".
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  • Most of this museum was shut when we visited with the doors to some exhibitions tied shut. The only one that was open, we were told to take our shoes off without any clue as to why. As the whole floor...  more »
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  • Very quiet and dead place. Weird staff in the cafeteria. They could make so much more with this great architecture.
  • Nice building, good exhibition, and a great place to meet friends for lunch.
  • Great museum, try and catch a guided tour its awesome
  • Good free museum, when I was there last time they had a bunch of interactive exhibits that explored the senses. A lot of fun.
  • The exhibitions are not focused and confusing. Further and clearer explanations for the themes and the artefacts are needed.