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The County Museum of Gävleborg

Address: Södra Strandgatan 20 Gävle Date: Thursday 19 sep 2019 - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 Show map

Address: Södra Strandgatan 20 Gävle

The museum has one of Sweden’s finest collections of Swedish art. The museum also offers permanent exhibitions about cultural history, textile collections and objects by the world-famous designer Gunnar Cyrén among other things. You can see a wide spectrum of temporary exhibitions and take part in diverse programme activities.

About the Museum

The County Museum of Gävleborg encompasses both the provinces of Gästrikland and Hälsingland and we have the whole county as our workplace. We work with cultural history, art, building and landscape conservation, archaeology, and with various cultural projects in the county’s municipalities. The museum itself is located on Södra Strandgatan in Gävle.

Our History

The Rettig family owned a tobacco factory and ran a shipyard and a shipping company in Gävle in the 19th century. The museum’s history began in 1933 when Antonie Rettig, married into the family, died, bequeathing “John and Antonie Rettig’s Museum Fund to the city of Gävle”.

The donation was for a large amount of money, worth several million in today’s currency, and financed the building of the museum. Designed by the municipal architect Sven Wranér, the building was completed in 1940 and was called the Gävle Museum. In accordance with the donors’ wishes, Antonie Rettig’s sister’s mansion in Copenhagen served as the architectural model. The donation also included around one thousand art and crafts objects, which provided the foundation for the museum’s collection.


The museum has one of Sweden’s finest collections of Swedish art and more than 2,000 square meters of exhibition space. The exhibitions are used for pedagogical purposes when we give guided tours and viewings, workshops and diverse programme activities.

The museum also offers a wide spectrum of temporary exhibitions. The largest exhibition space for temporary exhibitions is on the ground floor.

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Date Time Location    
20 Oct
Sunday 20 oct 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Länsmuseet Gävleborg
22 Oct
Tuesday 22 oct 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Länsmuseet Gävleborg
23 Oct
Wednesday 23 oct 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Länsmuseet Gävleborg
24 Oct
Thursday 24 oct 2019 11:00 - 18:00 Länsmuseet Gävleborg

About this activity

  • Phone number (booking)
    +46 026-655635
  • Phone number
    +46 26-655600
  • Contact person email
  • Eat & Drink on site

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