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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Great Volvo History

We visited the museum before turning our new car into the factory after an overseas delivery. My first car was a 1967 Volvo, and I was amazed to see an identical car here. The... read more

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum before turning our new car into the factory after an overseas delivery. My first car was a 1967 Volvo, and I was amazed to see an identical car here. The museum traces the history of Volvo, and they have examples of most cars that they have produced. Really a blast from the past if you're a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently purchased my first Volvo 6 months ago and have brought it with me to Sweden whilst I am temporarily working here. I was convinced by a family member to buy one as he himself is an enthusiast to say the least. I can honestly say I appreciate the Swedish design and thinking, and much the same is with... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the part where you could see these awesome nice old Volvo cars, there was a hands-on experience where you could climb inside Volvo ocean ship, try a Volvo Ocean ship simulator, drive a radio controlled car, throw darts, try to fall over in a truck etc. Great that you could get hot dogs in a small cafe. The... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time we allowed more time and enjoyed our visit even more. If your on a cruise and dock at the " Arundel" wharf, you are right next to the museum. It's more expensive than at our last visit, but still great value for money. The complete history of the Volvo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 14 November 2016

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 29 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 13 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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