About Gathenhielmska Huset
Built in 1749, Gathenhielmska Huset is one of Gothenburg’s oldest secular buildings and the city’s only preserved wooden townhouse from the middle of the 18th century. The house was built by Johan Hansson Busck, on land that had previously been gifted to privateer Lars Gathenhielm (popularly known as Lasse i Gatan) as a reward for his success as ‘the king’s hijacker’. Subsequent notable owners include Dr. Anna Dahlström, who oversaw the restoration of the House in the early 20th century, and Vera Tham, who successfully campaigned for Gathenhielmska Huset to be granted listed status in 1943 – the first building in Gothenburg to be given such status. Since 1986, the house has been owned by the municipality of Gothenburg.
A unique experience
The house has a unique spirit, with furnishings and details that live on from a bygone era. When the house was renovated in 1916, paintings and wallpaper were discovered, which were then restored and still adorn the walls today. Dive into our gallery and take a tour of the house’s various halls.