Exhibitions

At Västergötlands museum, we create curiosity.

In our permanent exhibitions you will meet people, environments and fascinating phenomena. Who do you want to meet? A young girl in a prehistoric Västergötland, a merchant from medieval Skara or perhaps a strong, adventurous artist working in Paris in the 20th century?

If that is not enough to pique your interest you should take your time to see one of our temporary exhibitions. They vary in time and content, but are often built on our vast collections of items. In fact, it is one of the largest museum collections in Sweden.

Temporary Exhibition

Houses in Västergötland

20 April - 1 September 2024

Västergötland is a landscape in which, despite modernisation, there are still many buildings from earlier times. Apart from the Gothenburg region, Västergötland has no large cities or modern infrastructure. Industrialisation ...

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Temporary Exhibition

The Summer Castle

1 June – 8 September 2024

Between 1984 and 2001, cultural history summer exhibitions were organised at Börstorp Castle outside Mariestad. It was the then director of Skaraborg County Museum, Ulf Erik Hagberg, together with the ...

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Temporary Exhibition

Shipyard Memories

15 June - 18 August 2024

For more than a century the sound of shipyard sledgehammers echoed throughout Gothenburg like a great heartbeat. Ships from around the world were built and repaired here. Today it can ...

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Temporary Exhibition

Of Inner Necessity and With the Greatest Ease

13 May 2023 -

The year is 1930, and Agnes and Gustaf de Frumerie are sitting in their villa in Hindås, discussing what will eventually happen to Agnes’ artistic legacy. After 30 years in ...

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Permanent Exhibition

Skara in the Middle Ages

Meet the Middle Ages in the museum. Skara is mentioned in a roughly 1000 year old Icelandic saga. The town was founded by the king in the very earliest years ...

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A madonna figure in the exhibition Skara in the Middle Ages

Permanent Exhibition

Between Ice and Fire

This exhibition tells our earliest history, about the first people and about how the landscape and society was changing. The exhibition invites you to interpret the fragments from prehistory, of ...

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Fragments of One of the Fröslunda-shields

Permanent Exhibition

Christian Vikings in Varnhem

Kata Gård was inaugurated in spring 2017. Inside the building, the exhibition “Christian Vikings in Varnhem” is on display. The main focus of the exhibition is the church ruin with ...

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Model of a Wooden Church

Permanent Exhibition

Soulkeepers

From our collections, we have selected objects that have served as people’s companions. Experience, knowledge and feelings are incarnated in artefacts of stone, wood and metal. Traces of work, thoughts, ...

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Flera föremål i en monter

Finished Exhibitions

Below is a selection of finished exhibitions previously shown in the museum.