The Nordic Watercolour Museum
THE NORDIC WATERCOLOUR MUSEUM
The museum is an inspiring meeting place for art, nature and people, an arena for art based on water, pigment and paper. The Nordic Watercolour Museum opened in the summer of 2000 and was designed by the Danish architects Niels Bruun and Henrik Corfitsen, the museum's extension with a further 400 square meters was completed in the summer of 2012 and was designed by Tengbom. In 2010 the museum won the title The Swedish Museum of the Year. Since the start, world class art has been shown; Salvador Dali, Bill Viola, Louise Bourgeois and Swedish favorites like Elsa Beskow, Anders Zorn and Lars Lerin. The museum offers workshops for schools and businesses, lectures and conferences. The studios across the water can be rented for a night or an extended stay.
RESTAURANT VATTEN GOURMET & CAFÉ
You can almost taste the salt on your tongue when the waves splash across the rocks. The restaurant tempts you with contemporary cuisine created from the finest local produce.
The restaurant is certified by Taste of West Sweden.
Daily 11 am – 6 pm
The museum is closed for re-hanging:
2014.09.15 - 2014.09.27
Summer (May - September): adults 70 sek, under 25 free entrance.
Winter: adults 45 sek, under 25 free entrance.
To reach Skärhamn, drive first (by bus or car)
about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north from Göteborg.
At Stenungsund you head due west across the
Tjörn bridges to reach the small community of Skärhamn
on the west of the island.
Suitable for disabled persons
Leave the bus in Skärhamn at the stop called Kommunalhuset. Then follow the signs to Södra Hamnen/Akvarellmuseet. The walk takes 10 to 15 minutes. A direct bus runs from Gothenburg a number of times a day.