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Accessibility – Göteborgs konstmuseum

Useful Information about your visit

The first thing you see at Götaplatsen are the stairs up towards the entrance, but to the left, around the corner, there is a ramp that takes you all the way up.

Parking

There are two parking facilities in the immediate vicinity, on Gösta Rahmns gata and in the Lorensberg Parking House (P-hus), which is accessed from Berzeliigatan. There are some stray parking spots on the streets around the museum; Viktor Rydbergsgatan, Ekmansgatan, Geijersgatan and Johannebergsgatan.

If you have a permit to park on spots for people with limited mobility, there are parking spots at Göteborgs Stadsteater (Gothenburg City Theatre), at Götaplatsen and at Göteborgs Konserthus (Gothenburg Concert Hall), on Stenhammarsgatan. See map

Transport Services for People with Limited Mobility
Vehicles transporting people with limited mobility (färdtjänst) can drive all the way up the ramp up to the entrance of the museum.

Attendants
Admission is free for attendants.

Dogs
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. We request that the reception staff are informed that dogs will be present in the museum.

Wheelchair
Ask at the reception if you need to borrow a wheelchair.

Storage Options
At the entrance you will find free lockers in two different sizes. Here you can also park prams and wheelchairs. The lockers are 29 cm wide, 47 cm deep and 55 cm high; and 19cm broad, 47 cm deep and 170 cm high, respectively. There is a limited possibility to hand in larger items of luggage at the reception.

Toilets and Nursing Tables
On the entrance level you will find several toilets, including a toilet for people with limited mobility that also has a nursing table. You will find the toilets via the entrance to the restaurant Mr.P. At the smaller elevator on the 3rd floor in the Sculpture Hall you will find an additional two toilets.

 

 

Moving Around in the Museum

Elevators
There are two elevators in the museum. The smaller one takes you from the entrance to the Sculpture Hall on the 3rd floor. The bigger elevator takes you from the Hasselblad Center on the entrance floor to all the other floors, and wheelchairs and permobils of all sizes can fit, along with an assistant. The doors of both elevators open automatically. The measurements of the bigger elevator are 190 x 210 cm.

Doors
All doors in the museum either open automatically or are kept in the open position. The museum staff and guards can help persons with limited mobility to move around in the museum if need be.

Stairs and Thresholds
Some parts of the museum are only accessible via stairs, namely the mezzanine levels connected to either side of the Sculpture Hall, and the Sergel Gallery on the 5th floor. Stairs are equipped with rails and contrast markings. There are no thresholds in any other parts of the museum.

Sitting Down
On several floors and on the entrance floor you will find portable, fold-up chairs that you can use during your visit. There are also benches in a number of rooms and galleries. Their placement varies depending on the exhibition.

Language
Apart from Swedish and English, the museum has staff who speak Finnish, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French and German.

 

Accessibility regarding Variations in Function
Symboler i svartvit för syntolkning, teckenspråkstolkning och hörslinga

Adaptable Facilities
The auditorium that is used for public lectures is equipped with a hearing loop. The museum’s rooms have not been adapted regarding acoustics.

Guided Tours Adapted to Variations in Function
The museum offers sign language and audio description tours of both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Read more under ACTIVITIES
QR-codes and Sign Language Interpreted Videos
On the 5th and 6th floors you will find QR-codes next to many works. Scan them with your mobile phone to receive text information in Swedish about the artworks and the artists who made them.

Many of the artworks also have descriptions in sign language. The videos that have been interpreted in sign language can be accessed from the webpage and via the QR-codes placed next to the artwork in question. Visit our YouTube channel to see sign language interpreted videos that present different parts of the museum.

You can also read more about the accessibility of the Gothenburg Museum of Art in the Accessibility

 

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