In English

At the Medical History Museum you can see how the approach to sickness and health has changed through the ages. Revolutionary discoveries have led to both progress and reaction. Science has met with opposition from culture and tradition. Ideas and ideals have sometimes inspired, but also sometimes obstructed, medical progress. 

The exhibition is built up around a number of themes and presents the general course of medical history from ancient times to our own day. Most of the exhibits have Gothen-burg connections, as have the full-scale reconstructions of hospital settings from different epochs.

A part of Sahlgrenska University Hospital

The Medical History Museum belongs to Sahlgrenska University Hospital and is in the Oterdahl House, which Sahlgrenska Hospital received in 1808 as a gift for all time from the wealthy wholesale merchant Aron Oterdahl. The building was used as a hospital from 1823–54.

Events at the museum

In addition to the museum’s basic display we arrange temporary exhibitions, guided tours, museum lectures and holiday activities for children and young people. 


Opening hours 

Tuesday–Friday 12 noon–4 pm 
(Thursday 12 noon–8 pm)

Holidays and special opening hours 2016
The Museum library and archives can be accessed by special arrangement.


Adults: 40 kr 
Under 18 years: 20 kr 
Under 7 years: free 

Groups of more than 10 people: 
30 kr/person

Children and young people: groups of more than 10 people:
15 kr/person 

Guided tours:
350 kr plus admission for all visitors 

Gothenburg pass: 
free admission


Medicinhistoriska museet
Östra Hamngatan 11
411 10 Göteborg

Bookings and questions 

+46 (0) 31-711 23 31

Bus and tram

Tram 5 or 10, bus 18, 19, 25 or 52
Stop: Lilla Bommen