During the Middle Ages, Lödöse was one of Sweden's most important cities and was the forerunner to Gothenburg. More than half a million finds have been made here, which makes Lödöse Sweden's most intensively researched medieval city.
Are you interested in archaeology and the Middle Ages? Or shipping and shipbuilding history? Either way, Lödösehus is the place for you! Lödöse was founded in the mid-11th century and was one of Sweden's foremost medieval ports and trading towns.
Lödöse museum is an archaeological museum with hundreds of exhibits in its collections including Saint Olof’s axe, Skälkniven and Jacob’s mussel from Santiago de Compostela. There is a full range of exciting activities, events and programme activities for the whole family here. More about activities and programmes here!
Exhibitions, coffee and cakes, shopping
The museum has the permanent exhibition called ”Medieval life” which describes life in pre-historic and medieval times in Lödöse. There is also a herb garden, Örtagården, inspired from those times and a unique conference room.
Fancy a coffee? Welcome to Café Alfhild where you can enjoy hot drinks, freshly baked buns and cakes and sandwiches. The museum café has outdoor seating for fine weather and the same opening hours as the museum. Lunch can be ordered in advance for groups of more than 10 people.
In the museum shop you can buy souvenirs related to history such as jewellery, crafts, literature and toys.
Herb garden and folklore
Lödöse museum has a fantastic medieval-inspired herb garden, Örtagården, which explains the medicinal properties of the herbs and the popular beliefs of that time. The herb garden is an oasis to rest in or to enjoy your coffee, surrounded by hops and floral scents. In the summers, temporary exhibitions and a Bee fund day is arranged.
Arrange your conference in a very special setting
Book your conference in a unique museum setting where ancient meets modern. The auditorium has modern conference equipment and cinema seating for up to 80 people. Combine your meeting with an exhibition visit or a break in the medieval-inspired herb garden. Coffee and lunch are served next to the conference room.