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Volvo Museum

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Address: Arendals Skans | Arendal, Gothenburg 405 08, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 31 66 48 14
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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A JOURNEY THROUGH VOLVO'S HISTORY Welcome to a world of iconic car models,...

A JOURNEY THROUGH VOLVO'S HISTORY Welcome to a world of iconic car models, groundbreaking innovations and imaginative prototypes. At Volvo Museum you can take a trip through Volvo's history and heritage, all the way from the start in 1927. Our collection encompasses a wide range of passenger cars, buses and heavy trucks as well as marine engines and construction equipment. But you don't have to be a petrolhead (or a dieselhead for that matter) to appreciate Volvo Museum. There's lots for everybody to experience - whether you want to learn about a unique piece of Swedish 20th century history or just want to be nostalgic about the good old times. And the youngest ones will enjoy the childrens' car -- a classic Volvo to play around in.

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Knowing that Volvo is known for its sensible, safe driving machines we didn't expect a lot from the museum. As a matter of fact, the only reason we toured the museum was because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Knowing that Volvo is known for its sensible, safe driving machines we didn't expect a lot from the museum. As a matter of fact, the only reason we toured the museum was because the line for buses to town from our ship was so long we figured we might as well check out the museum rather than stand in line.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit for car fans. You will need a car or get the bus to reach the museum. Great for families too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect museum of Volvo both cars, trucks and boats. There is an small shop with Volvo merchandise and souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I reluctantly joined my husband on a visit to the Volvo Museum but was glad I did ! This Museum not only includes the history of the Volvo cars, trucks and buses and green energy over the year that one would expect but much, much more. There is a whole section on the Volvo Ocean Racing team which is interactive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to see how Volvo started and some of the innovative ideas they have had over the years, you can get refreshments there too. We walked along to the Marina where 2 ocean race yachts were moored, great place definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this wonderful museum in the last week of September.Free access due to Gothenburg city card. Located in Arendal area can be reached through public bus which run on limited time frequency. It is advisable to check timetable for to & fro during planning. Good insights and information about history and evolution of Volvo.Awesome collection of vintage cars with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very cool and interesting place to visit.In Gothenburg I was the first time and I could not leave such a place. In particular, when I worked in an international corporation like Volvo. A place that will tell the story, and a wide range of productive segment companies such as Volvo. Anyone will be able to be there I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you arrive by cruise ship you can see this museum from the ship. Before you take the shuttle bus to town or after you come back this is a great one hour attraction. There is a good history of the company and many beautifully restored older models on display. There is a souvenir shop of Volvo branded swag, a... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A great place to go to to educate yourself on Swedish automotive industry. Sadly it has been exported/sold away. this museum however is well worth a visit to see and learn about the history of Volvo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is really a nice place to visit in Gothenburg. Not very big, not very fancy, but soo interesting. A lot of nice cars, but also other historical stuff intimately connected with the modern Swedish history. A museum for all ages.

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