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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

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Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 040 42841 2380
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische...

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg.

The museum has many artifacts from preserved by the Society of Hamburg History founded in 1839. The Petri portal from Hamburg's St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built into the museum courtyard.

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A 'must do' to understand the city roots

As new residents in Hamburg, we wanted to learn more about the city and it exceeded in doing so. Estimated a couple of hours. So engrossed that we still hadn't finished after 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rod H

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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As new residents in Hamburg, we wanted to learn more about the city and it exceeded in doing so. Estimated a couple of hours. So engrossed that we still hadn't finished after 4 hours!! Packed with information that tells the story of how it all started and grew into the thriving city and port it is today. Take your time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you get off the U-Bahn at St Pauli, walk along Millerntorpl eastwards and turn left at Holstenwall. It's an easy 6 minutes walk over less than half a kilometre before you reach the museum's main entrance. The sterling quality of this museum is the way in which scaled models are built and presented to illustrate Hamburg's interesting history -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This museum has very diverse content, and it's small enough that you are able to visit all collections within a few hours. If you like history this is definately the place to visit. It's at the edge of a very beautiful park so there are more reasons to go there. It's strange that you are prohibited to carry your stuff... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You can spend hours in here....and we did. Lots to see and most of the exhibits have an English translation too. Not too busy either (we went on a wet Thursday morning), and no hoards of loud schoolchildren thank goodness. An old school museum i.e virtually none of the ridiculous 'interactive' nonsense that seems to be the norm nowadays! Well... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A museum that help you understand the history of this city. The entrance is payable. I went out with full information about the different life styles of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I stumbled upon this on a very rainy day in Hamburg whilst walking through the park. €6 in for a student, and they helped me set up an electric audio guide in English, essential due to my distinct lack of German... The museum is huge. I could have stayed hours longer had I not been on my feet for hours... More 

1 Thank Jamie B
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The museum has full of interesting historic items. The best way to get familiar with HAmburg history. I recommend to visit there.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Taken by surprise at how interesting this was. Really a microcosm of German History as Hamburg has been at the epicentre of so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The museum gives a good insight in the history of Hamburg, both the old history and the difficult times during the First and Second World War.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Look around and you will feel Hamburg's history well illustrated. The model railway adds to the experience not only for children.

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