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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Address: Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: 031 61 27 70
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Ranked #20 of 86 things to do in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Mechelen, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Good museum to get to know the region and the city's past. Due to the works on the quay it was not so easy to reach.

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Juiz de Fora, Brazil
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This museum is located at the East Indies Company building, in the heart of Gothenburg. Exhibitions tell the history of the city in a very didactic and fun way. Definitely worth a visit!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
57 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

In a lovely old building that lent itself to this purpose with connecting galleries that flow from one period of history to the next, the Viking room particularly well done on two levels. Most of the notations are in English as well which was a bonus as the the political and corporate medieval history of the City is complicated and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very good in telling the story of Gothenburg with many artifcacts and good texts, though some weren't translated to English. The viking rooms are interesting, but I actually preferred the ones explaining the foundation of the city up to the 20th Century. Also, great gift shop!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The museum provides an overview of Gothenburg from the Viking age up to the present day. It's okay but not the best museum I've been to. The exhibits don't go into that much detail and quite a few are not in English.

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Göteborg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The museum has both temporary exhibitions and exhibitions that remain throughout the year. It's located inside the former trading company "Ostindiska Kompaniet" ( Eastindian Company ). That company used to travel from Göteborg to China and other at the time exotic places and bring back treasures. The shop located in the museum is also very good for souvenirs. They have... More 

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bwi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum has many interesting artifacts and information. There were Viking coins, jewelry, tools and a ship, all were well displayed. The history of Gothenburg was intriguing as well. Had artifacts like an original key to the city gates, a display on how the East India Co evolved there, and daily life exhibits. The entrance fee also includes entrance to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A nice survey of the history of the area. Good section exploring changes in Swedish culture. The building is also good example of fine Swedish architecture

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Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The museum gives a brief overview about the history, starting with the Vikings and ending up somewhere in the 19-somewhat. So new Gothenborg does not exist. Most of the exhibition is also in English, but not 100 %. Frankly spoken, I have seen better ones, done with more care. For a short overview, or if it should be rainy outside,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I went here hoping to learn all about the city's past with regards to the Danish/Swedish wars. This wasn't really covered - at least not that I could find. Quite a few of the exhibitions aren't in English, too. There is a Viking section with an actual Viking boat on display which was very cool to see and worth the... More 

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