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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
031 61 27 70
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Ranked #20 of 59 Attractions in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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telford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just the history of Gothenburg and surrounds. Enough for about 2 hours. The viking ship was cool. Could have done with a better souvenir shop.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Brilliant - as my great grandfather was a mariner this was a must for us. We were not disappointed. Highly recommend this venue on your Goteborg visit.

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Carlsbad, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The museum was full of exhibits on the 15th,16th,17th and 18th century history of Gothenburg. It is worth spending a couple of hours there.

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Parma, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The viking collection was interesting, but I found the rest of the museum rather boring. Most of the exhibits (if not all) had explanations in English.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice exhibits... had lunch at Mr. P. The restaurant is part of the complex... quite handy and the food is great!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Museum is interesting. Most of the exhibits had English explanations. There were interactive parts in most of the exhibits. You can eat food you brought in the lobby area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Never enough time to see everything but fascinating chronological layout with some temporary installations too.some sections only had wording in Swedish which was a shame but the majority was accessible including video loop in Swedish and English. In one section. Particularly liked the "guess what I am" areas in each section. Not happy to miss the last floor so check... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Viking ship is a bit pants - much better ones in Oslo! The section on medieval history is only in Swedish, but the later rooms that trace expansion of the city, planning of the walls and canals, role of the city in trade and in Sweden's short-lived imperial ambitions are all in English (and Swedish!) and are very interesting.

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Molndal, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took relatives here a couple of times and then stopped doing that. The collections are haphazard, uninteresting and the information in English was poor. Very disappointing.

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An interesting guide to the area through the millennia - a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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