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Visitors moving around a fashion design exhibition at Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg.
Fashion exhibition at Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Göteborg
Photo: Röhsska museet/Mikael Lammgård

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The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg

Ideas about design and society are challenged at Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, where carefully selected items created by both Swedish and international designers are exhibited.

Röhsska Museum is Sweden’s leading museum for design and applied arts with over 50 000 carefully selected items on display. The museum opened in 1916 and has challenged ideas about design and society ever since.  

The collection at Röhsska is varied with items such as Asian ceramics dating back to 2500 B.C. and extravagant fashion designed by Alexander McQueen. There is one hall exhibiting the museum’s design history from 1851 until present day, three halls of Chinese arts and crafts and two halls showcasing design from the 18th century. The collection tells a story about creativity, expression, styles, fashion and artistic ideals during different eras and in different parts of the world. There are also many temporary exhibitions created by distinguished Swedish and international artists showcasing both experimental and established design. Lately, Röhsska has invited the public to participate in selecting new items for the collections in order to widen the perspective of design.  

Don’t miss the gift shop where you can buy items connected to the collections and exhibitions – a way of bringing a piece of Röhsska with you home. And if you get hungry while browsing the museum stop by the Röhsska café for a bite to eat. 

Röhsska museet, Vasagatan 39, 411 37 Göteborg