The auto giant Volvo began its work in the distant 1927. You can get to the museum from the city center by any bus going to the Arendal suburb. If you arrive in Gothenburg by ferry, then the museum is even easier to find - the marina is almost opposite the entrance.
Volvo Museum invites visitors to inspect almost all models produced under this brand from the very beginning of the plant. From awkward and rude models of the 20-30s, to ultramodern executive cars. A string of cars of different colors, design, target audience. The famous Volvo trucks are the most extensive part of the exhibition. Among them are many winning models of the most prestigious international rallies.
Visitors can see the engines for the tanks of the Swedish army, manufactured by the plant.
Volvo also produced airplanes, so the aerospace part of the exposition is also present.
Unlike most museums in the world that provide tangible evidence of history, here you can find exhibits ahead of time, an exposition of the future.
The exhibition of models that are not widely used is very popular. For example, a car designed by women for women, a tandem-type car, a two-seater model in which the driver and passenger are located one after another. Eco-fuel cars are also exhibits of the future.
It is interesting to see the evolution of conveyor equipment, which is dedicated to several halls of the museum.
The Volvo Museum is constantly being updated and expanded. The institution is very modern. Visitors have the opportunity to feel like a driver of a large excavator, for this the most modern simulator has been installed here.
In 1999, Volvo was bought by another giant - Ford. Which did not sadden the Swedes at all, continuing to consider the plant as a purely Swedish enterprise.
In addition to the main exposition, constantly there are various exhibitions dedicated to various areas of the plant. For example, the Volvo sailing regatta, which takes place annually.
In addition to the museum, visitors have the opportunity to visit a large gift shop full of all kinds of souvenirs, clothes, toys with the symbols of Volvo. Unique collectible models of rare cars of the plant are also sold here.
The museum is open seven days a week, but on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the working day of the establishment is reduced.
Entrance ticket will cost in 60 SEK. Children discount, there is the opportunity to buy a family ticket, allowing you to save a little.
For a visit, it is better to choose the first half of the weekday. After lunch and at weekends it is too crowded.