Museum of World Culture, Göteborg
The Museum of World Culture opened late December 2004 after quite a long debate in Sweden. What is world culture??? Anyway, it has been quite a sucess and it attracts o lot of other persons than the ones that usually go to museums - many young people from the suburbs for example. It has many interesting programmes such as conserts, lectures, hip-hop battles etc. The entrance is free.
The exhibitions are about aids, a rain forest in South America etc. I think there is an exhibition coming up about trafficing. Anyway - you can find more information on their homepage.
The "Världskulturmuseet" did not exist when I grew up but is only a few years old. I was hoping to see it at my latest visit in town but looking at their homepage and talking to one of my best friends, I decided to skip it. It has no permanent exhibitions for children, only certain "story telling days" about different world cultures but that never matched our visit. My friend also said that she was disappointed but then again it HAS been terribly haussed up in Sweden before its opening so I think expectations were extremely high in this country of political correctness. Go there to form your own opinion as I have none other than that from a webpage. They have exhibitions on the HIV problem, indigenous peoples and other world issues. spirituality and world music to name a few. I WILL go there some day when not with a six-year-old.
The Peoples-Museum shows different aspects of the cultural life of peoples from Africa and Southamerica. You can see tools used in daily life as well as instruments. A lot of pictures in the room design and sounds in the background support the visitor to get into the subject. Also political aspects and slavery found their way into the exhibition.
Cost: Free entrance!
Rating: Really good! They made a good job!