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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)
49 040 42841 2380
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As featured in 3 days in Hamburg
Ranked #22 of 141 attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

After taking a stroll through the botanical gardens, we spent a good couple of hours here on a Sunday morning. Although it took us a moment to find the sign for where to start our tour, you're then guided on a 2000 year history of Hamburg which was enlightening and suprising in parts. It concentrates a lot on its rich... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very interesting museum, located in a beautiful park, but some of the information is only available in German.

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Farum, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

That was a exciting experience. The histroy was made living. Espcially the part about development of the habour was very exciting. Even for my very historic interested friend.

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essex
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having had a pleasant walk round the park next to the museum we decided to learn more about this Historic city, We found the (free) hand held Audio guides a great help in describing some of the important information and we spent a very enjoyable 3 hours wandering round the well documented History, worth the 8 euros. there is a... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Well laid out. Interesting exhibits! Historical and Cultural!! Setting was in as park that made for a nice walk when we left the museum!

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I hand't expected very much of this place, expecting a kinda boring history of Hamburg, but I was pleasantly surprised. The museum focuses on Hamburg and its history and development in many aspects, but they cover subjects that apply to all Germany and Europe as well. Very well documented in German and English, I enjoyed a solid two hours wandering... More

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scotland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We visited here on morning of our departure and did not have time to do it justice. It takes you through Hamburg's history from the 9th century to present times. There are large areas dedicated to the port and shipping through the ages. The other themes are trade and industry. There is a free audio guide. I really loved the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. The history of Hamburg is set out at a very comfortable pace. I was never bored! There's a good mix of artefacts and story boards and it seemed reasonably child friendly too. Most of the information is about shipping/trading/harbour activities but these are contextualised well with regards to the lives of Hamburgers... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

A great museum to visit if you love Hamburg and want to know more about its history from the Middle Ages to the present days. Theatre and art, fashion, home life and design are well represented and displayed here as is Jewish life in Hamburg. Finally, on the upper floor is this gigantic model railway. - It took us well... More

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edinburgh
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

this museum about the whole history of hamburg museum is excellent and well worth a visit. it takes you through not just Hamburgs history but some of Germany as well. 8 Euros well spent the only issue is because its so good we decided against going to the Maritime museum because it had more that enough information and history to... More

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