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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
031 61 27 70
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Ranked #16 of 57 attractions in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum offers a fascinating ruin of a Viking ship. What I liked best, however, were aspects of earlier material culture. You could see Swedish design in the making: old bits of houses, things dug up by archaeologists, etc. This helped us understand Sweden. Recommended if you are in Gothinberg!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Viking exhibit was fascinating and compelling. It was very well done, with signage in English and Swedish. The museum also had exhibits on the rest of the history of göteborg, which were also well put together, but for me the Vikings exhibit was the best part of the museum.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Stadsmuseum has a small but beautiful exhibit on Viking culture and arts with signature in Swedish and English. The large room on early Christian art is extraordinary; its only failing is the exclusive use of Swedish. The objects, however, tell their own eloquent story. This museum is a must see.

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Katrineholm, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The part about the older history was nice, but the younger history, the part we came there for, was - well, not impressive. You´ll get some pieces from the citys story, and you´ll get i cheap. The fee will let you enter several other museums too during you stay. That´s good!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is worth going to. The Viking ship on display is the only one in Sweden and helps make sense of the Viking culture. Some myths are definitely exploded. The history of the city is done well. The exhibits are done in both English and Swedish in the main. At the moment there are two good temporary exhibitions on the... More

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You can see some wonderful works by European masters in this lovely museum, and it's in the center of town, so enjoy the environment as well.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I went specifically to see the Romer Exhibit. I found the exhibit to be an informative, artistic, historic work which encompassed social commentary in an unobtrusive manner. I did view some of the historic sections of the museum also, and found that there was an interesting assortment of history related to the city. Much of this portion was not interactive,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The good: This small museum fools you in thinking there's not much to see but it is quite the opposite! The only exhibited Viking ship (well, what is left of it) and the adjoining exhibition about the Vikings is a MUST SEE! Well done and most of the museums exhibits are explained in Swedish and English and give you a... More

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Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Located right in the old part of town on the canal, this museum offers an interesting history of the area. I was impressed with the Viking display, which includes the remains of a Viking ship. There are good descriptions in English and Swedish [at least up to the Viking era]. After that it is mostly in Swedish only, but for... More

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Valparaiso, Chile
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

You can learn about history there, a lot of things to do, and a really nice playground if you have children

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