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Friday, July 11, 2014

Gothenburg City Museum


The Gothenburg city museum is located in the magnificent Swedish East India Company's office and warehouse building, built during the mid-18th century.The museum's exhibitions is telling the story of Gothenburg and covering over 1200 years of history. A few of the pictures I took while there (a lot of the exhibits have glass in front of them)

Viking age





The Äskekärrsskeppet is the only ship from the Viking era on display in Sweden. It is also the only Viking ship in the world with runic inscriptions. 


 The middle ages - Norwegian St.Olav introduced this exhibition



Needles and thimbles - not changed too much over the last few hundred years




A modell of the Älvsborg fortress


The hall leading from the latter middle ages/early modern times


to the 18th century


Just a curiosity - chamber pots - one female and one male



The cupboard for the city key


The luxury items imported by the East India Company was among other things sugar


 tea


porcelain


Since this is first and foremost a craft blog - a few more sewing related items - these from the 1700ds




A few glimpses of the 19th Century:







 The museum courtyard


We spent quite a few hours looking at the exhibitions and there's heaps more to look at. The museum is well worth a visit if you're ever in Gothenburg.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What an interesting tour...thanks for sharing :o)