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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you're wanting to learn more about Gothenburg, Sweden and more then be sure to visit the city museum. Great displays and very interesting reading.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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144 helpful votes 144 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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45 helpful votes 45 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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