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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 overview of the city's history

I was disappointed to find that the Viking ship was not complete but just laid out on the floor. The Viking gallery was very dark and very few artefacts but I particularly liked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Oxford, England

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Duns, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

In a city blessed by a multitude of museums and other attractions this, the largest, is a must, especially if you have an interest in history. The museum is housed in the original 18th century headquarters of the Swedish East India Company which in itself is a fascinating feature and the exhibits who over the story of Gothenburg and its... More 

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was disappointed to find that the Viking ship was not complete but just laid out on the floor. The Viking gallery was very dark and very few artefacts but I particularly liked the small sickle. Each gallery was presented in a different way, some being more interactive that others. I liked the information on sugar production and weaving and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of my favourite city museums. Small but effective. Especially loved the Viking exhibit which was beautifully done, and in my opinion more effective than Copenhagen museum's larger exhibit.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's huge! We couldn't finish in just a few hours so I'm definitely going back! It has viking and 1500s, 1600s, and on, it's super interesting and amazing! The only downfall is that some of the exhibitions are not translated to English so that was a little weird but overall it was a nice experience and also includes Gothenburg's history;... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum was full of beautifully maintained viking artifacts, Christian artifacts from the time of the conversion from paganism to Christianity and items from the city of Gothenburg's founding. It was very interesting and well laid out with displays explained in English as well as Swedish.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

An interesting insight into Gothenburg, being not able to speak/ read Swedish it came as a surprise just how much had been translated!

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Brilliant exhibition about the Vikings. Well designed and English translations. Also in the museum there are lots of interesting artefacts explaining some of the social history.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The visitor is treated to a walk through time as you move from early viking relics to the 1900's. Most of the exhibition is in English and Swedish although some sections still under construction just had Swedish descriptions. The small cafe downstairs provided a good lunch after a two hour tour.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very easy to find, close to other attractions. Almost all exhibits were translated to English so it was easier to understand.

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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Viking exhibit was fantastic. An actual Viking ship was the centerpiece. It was quite deteriorated, but still managed to thrill us!

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Additional Information about City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

Address: Address: Norra Hamngatan 12, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: 031 61 27 70
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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