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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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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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 for model train enthusiasts

Allow between 3 and 4 hours here depending on how long you plan to spend on the top floor with the model railway! This is a very interesting museum, much of the information is in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Allow between 3 and 4 hours here depending on how long you plan to spend on the top floor with the model railway! This is a very interesting museum, much of the information is in English and there are audio guides. As well as the huge railway layout it encompasses the history of Hamburg, a section on the Jewish population... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited using our Turbopass may not have paid to visit otherwise. Some features were in English and the Jewish History in Hamburg section was very good. Lady behind the desk was less than friendly and was just repeatedly shouting in German that I couldn't take my bottle of water in so she confiscated it. Apart from that, the museum was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On a wet day why not visit a museum? This one is very good although it may be a bit specialised for some. We just looked at one very good section, the history of Hamburg in the 20th century. Very well presented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

museum is a few minutes walk from st pauli underground and is a must see if you are interested in the history of this fine city. Its a bit disjointed in places but gives a good overview of the history of the city. There is also a large model railway on the top floor that is worth seeing. Give yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The history museum has something for everyone- it covers economic history, trade history, some war history, emigration and immigration history. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a must-see museum to understand everything Hamburg! Even though I have been there many times in my youth, this museum and Hanburg's rich history never ceases to amaze me. The staff is friendly and you can even get guided tours. It is conveniently located and has decent opening hours. This time around I took the time re-read historical... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Start your Hamburg tour from here! It’s not the biggest of city museums or the most modern but interesting if you’re a history, maritime or railway freak, or if you’re just a tourist who likes to know where he is and why the place he is visiting looks like it does. The exhibition is versatile and the staff is helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I found the large three floors of the Hamburg museum a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. There's some amazing animations of the port construction, plenty of models of the port and ships that use the massive port facilities. The older middle age history of Hamburg is comprehensive from the 9th century through to the Reformation. The amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A good local museum with a good location, that provides info on the history of Hamburg; the port, the culture, Jewish community etc. Lots of the information is provided in German and English so plenty for non-German speakers to read and understand. Recommend doing, isn't expensive to go and visit and can talk a walk around Park Planten de Blomen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is excellent, I saw this first in 1956 as a young lad, since then new trains have been added. Entry in the price for the museum .Set working about every hour for 30 min with commentary in german.

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