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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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English first
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 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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36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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