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Museum of World Culture

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Address: Sodra vagen 54, Gothenburg 41254, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 10 456 12 00
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The Museum of World Culture is a meeting place with thoughtful exhibitions...

The Museum of World Culture is a meeting place with thoughtful exhibitions and programs about exciting and current questions in the world around us. Here you can enjoy culture and good food with the whole family in a fabulous environment.

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This museum about world-culture offers contempory expositiions on showing different perspectives on the world and was free of entrance when i have been there with my freind. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 smelled of BO, we left. There's a reason this place is free, it's rubbish. Huge building, boasts of how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great exhibition in Afghanistan, free of charge. Small children would definitely like the exhibition "Together". Friendly staff!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This museum about world-culture offers contempory expositiions on showing different perspectives on the world and was free of entrance when i have been there with my freind. The museum-building is generally large and there is also a cafe, altough a bit expenisve. The museum collection is so good speaking on July 16. We have been to the exposition called Russian... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The Museum of World Culture always has a new, interesting exhibit going on. No matter the subject, they always give room for interpretation and shows fascinating, new aspects of all subjects they show. Also has great lectures, if you manage to fit one of those in.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I had such A wonderful Time at the Museum of world cultures! We saw an exhibition about Afghanistan which had incredible pictures from different afghan photographers and A totally different one about Lesbian, gay and transgenders from Vietnam which was actually a lot of fun because We got to be contributors of different activities inside the exhibition... And just the... More 

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Thank Mila B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

It is not too big, but the exhibitions are interesting. Great with kids (loosen up and explore with your kids....you'll have fun too). The restaurant serves okay food. Clean toilets. Impressive building and the best, it is free entrance! Great for rainy days!

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Thank Yurina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Göteberg's Museum of World Culture was an excellent museum, one of the best I've been to in awhile. It features exhibits for all ages. One exhibit is a "playground" which features shoes, hats, and instruments from all over the world. Another, more mature exhibit examines LGBTQ issues in Vietnam and discusses the pitfalls of having a gender-binary worldview. This exhibit... More 

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Oslo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

While the building was interesting, and beautifully designed, the exhibits themselves were quite small and insubstantial. There were two different exhibits over two floors, which did not exactly show "world culture", but instead showed some interesting points of view regarding some cultures. We spent maybe half an hour in the building, and will probably give it a miss in the... More 

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Thank Marianne M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

There were 2 different exhibitions (across 2 floors) during our visit, both very fun and interactive. It is free entry and perfect if the weather isn't great.

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Oslo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The museum has a lot of potential, but the visit was disappointing. There was no permanent exhibition with highlights from different parts of the world. All I could see was a temporary exhibition about Vietnam. This exhibition is very interesting, worth visiting, but the museum could offer more.

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