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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
031 61 27 70
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Ranked #19 of 53 Attractions 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
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Göteborg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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telford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
51 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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