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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A JOURNEY THROUGH VOLVO'S HISTORY Welcome to a world of iconic car...

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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Amazing museum but a bit dislike because now owned by Chinese guy but always be a fan of Volvo. take it back, please.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing museum but a bit dislike because now owned by Chinese guy but always be a fan of Volvo. take it back, please.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Husband is a Volvo enthusiast and visiting this museum was high on his list for a very long time and I enjoyed thoroughly too - had lots of old classic cars and short stories behind each of them then there was trucks and aeroplanes and even the ocean race section which was really interesting and at the end I did... More 

Thank Sara M
Gothenburg, Sweden
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I think this is a very interesting museum, even if you are not that interested in cars. It includes history since you can see the different models of cars since the start of Volvo in 1927. You can also see the P1800 that was used in the TV-serie "The Saint" with Roger Moore.

Thank ElsaAnnika
Kungsbacka, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Complete collection of all historical Volvos, cars as well as heavy vehicles. Often not crowded. Priceworthy as well

Thank ErikBehm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The museum has alot of interesting exhibits and the information panels (fortunately in both Swedish and English) are well-written. Getting there by public transport can be abit of a challenge. We took bus number 290 from the Central railway station to Sorredsvagen and then bus 32. The first bus was an express; made only two intermediate stops. To change to... More 

Thank Leong K
Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A short tram & bus ride from the center of Gothenburg If you like cars it is well worth a visit If you like Volvos all the better. A history of the beginning of Volvo with many old cars on display. Volvo means "I roll" The most interesting section is the development of new cars, a very future-istic Volvo designed... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Nice transport museum,the cars and other vehicles nicely displayed and not crowded together so you can view them easily and at leasure it was not busy the day we were there. The cars are all in fantastic condition and displays the history of the company and the vehicles without getting into too much depth and detail which suited us. The... More 

Thank Glennyd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you like volvo history the museum cannot be missed. Cars, trucks, prototypes, engines, memorabilia, models, a good shop and a cafè, all on a lovely riverside. A huge room is dedicated to the ocean race.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Spacious and very well presented. Great to see som many concept cars and design studies that never made it in to production. I also like that there are sections with Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Construction Equipment. A bit disappointed with the "Shop" though. Not a lot to choose from, and the gear left from Volvo Ocean Race were very... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You can see everything that has happened to Volvo cars during the years way back to the very beginning. From the founders' desk to James Bond's cars. It's a small museum, but has hundreds of Volvo cars from way back, so a must for the Volvo enthusiast! My son - then 3-5 years old - used to beg to go... More 

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