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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: 031 61 27 70
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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VIKINGS!!!!

Loved the Viking and Pre-history areas--wonderful detail on both. Great for kids and adults, and there is a wonderful cafe in the basement! Ticket good for several cultural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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in the southwest united states

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the Viking and Pre-history areas--wonderful detail on both. Great for kids and adults, and there is a wonderful cafe in the basement! Ticket good for several cultural attractions in town.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Gothenburg is a beautiful city, but if you get a rainy afternoon this is a good place to spend an hour or two. It's cheap to get in - just 40 kronor for an annual pass and free for under 25s, and the ticket gets you into some other museums in the city as well. There's some interesting stuff about... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum's collections are very well presented, appealing to both children and adults, and give a comptehensive insight into the city's history and development, from prehistory right up to present day. - Definitely worth a visit!

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Prehistory & viking exhibition was nothing special, but I liked hoe the City history was presented. Big minus was that 1600 - 1700 century was missing English translations!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The museum is excellent for a rainy afternoon because it has a great selection and it will take a few hours to see everything. There is a nice mix of old history (Vikings, history of Göteborg, etc) and more current themes in the exhibitions. I found this combination very pleasant and very worth my while. Also, there was enough background... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good overview about the history. You can learn a lot about the Vikings, the city history. The atmosphere is excellent

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

this is a very interesting museum to visit and well set out and there is a very good 3D model of the old city which is excellentthe is a good gift shop and there is a cafe

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Duns, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In a city blessed by a multitude of museums and other attractions this, the largest, is a must, especially if you have an interest in history. The museum is housed in the original 18th century headquarters of the Swedish East India Company which in itself is a fascinating feature and the exhibits who over the story of Gothenburg and its... More 

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was disappointed to find that the Viking ship was not complete but just laid out on the floor. The Viking gallery was very dark and very few artefacts but I particularly liked the small sickle. Each gallery was presented in a different way, some being more interactive that others. I liked the information on sugar production and weaving and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of my favourite city museums. Small but effective. Especially loved the Viking exhibit which was beautifully done, and in my opinion more effective than Copenhagen museum's larger exhibit.

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Additional Information about City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Address: Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: 031 61 27 70
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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