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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Well Presented and Interesting

Our cruise ship tied up right next to this place, so we wandered in after returning from the city. Very interesting. Clean and well organized. Neither my wife nor I are car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our cruise ship tied up right next to this place, so we wandered in after returning from the city. Very interesting. Clean and well organized. Neither my wife nor I are car buffs particularly, but we both enjoyed the history and the concept cars and the general presentation. I was rather surprised at how much I'd paid attention to Volvo... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A little far from the center of Gothenburg but easily accessible by car. You will be able to see all the historical models that Volvo made (Cars, Trucks, Construction Vehicles, Military, etc) and some concept cars that never got released as well as concept cars for actual models like S60, XC60 and XC90.

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Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Historical development of the brand is impressively described in a well designed facility. Every milestone of well known models are exhibited in museum. my son loved a lot..

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the official Volvo Museum located only a few miles/kilometers from Volvos main production plant. The airy and easily accessible museum has the history of the company on show. There are trucks, excavators, tractors and more among the heavy equipment vehicles. You will see original concept cars, historical vehicles in their own environments. The museum has recently been extended... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we received free admission to the museum with our overseas delivery of our new Volvo. I really didn't think I would enjoy a car museum...but I was wrong! The car manufacturers history was interesting and it was awesome to see the Volvo Ocean Race exhibit. The XC90 made out of Lego was impressive and so was the car designed only... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice museum chronicalling the history of volvo motor vehicles in all shapes and sizes. Don't expect big entertainment for the kids.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As an avid Volvo fan and lifelong owner our expectations were probably too high. This is not a museum but simply a chronological exhibition. Come on guys, please; hire some professional top-experts and turn this into something truly and totally awesome. Right now I was really disappointed about how boring this was. There is so much more to say and... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Something you kinda have to see, when in Sweden. The museum is in two levels, so you need to take the lift or escalator. Easy access. In a remote industrial area outside Gothenburg. Not great to bring kids to in my opinion, even though they have made some effort to be more kid friendly.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As a current owner of a 1961,2005 and 2015 Volvo we were anxious to see this presentation. First Class in all respects. Cars, trucks heavy equipment, boats. The ocean racing exhibit was awesome.

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Troy, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I truly enjoyed this museum especially looking at all the older cars and trucks that had been restored. I also learned a lot about the company. Very interesting.

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