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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great value for price

Considering entree was only 40 SEK, this museum was a great value. Cool exhibit on Vikings and prehistoric Sweden. Worth a visit, probably only an hour or two. Has information in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elise G
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry fee was worth it for the excellent Viking history exhibit which includes the amazing nine hundred year old remains of a Viking trading ship dug up from the mud in the 1930's plus jewellery and objects from the Viking era. The rest of the museum contains objects relating to the history of Gothenburg which were of little interest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering entree was only 40 SEK, this museum was a great value. Cool exhibit on Vikings and prehistoric Sweden. Worth a visit, probably only an hour or two. Has information in English but the text is in light green making it difficult to read :/

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive interior layout with some exhibits more interesting than others. The exhibit on prehistory was only ok and plaques talked about that time period generally rather than what was happening in Gothenburg. The far more interesting exhibits are on 18th-19th centuries. Lots of great details, all with English translations, on the trade going on in Gothenburg then and the daily... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went primarily to see the Viking ship. though little remains of it. The museum is one of the many attractions available with the City Card (also free trams, buses and ferries). It is currently under renovation, so two large sections are unavailable, having said that the rest of the museum is an excellent insight to Gothenburg's history. Don't miss... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in the original home of the East India Trading Company, built in the mid-1700s, this is a wonderful museum in which to learn about the Vikings in the area, then the life and lives of Goteborg in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries ... from social life, trading, manufacturing, inventions, etc. And coming in the spring of 2017, there... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

For 40 SEK you get an annual admission for 5 museums in Gothenburg. This one is nice and many displays are also explained in English. The house itself is an former trading building & it's just nice to wander thru the rooms and storeys.

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Stadmuseum is a great opportunity to get knowing the Gothenburg city. It has everything in one building, starting from Viking history up to modern times. The best thing is that you can buy a single ticket (40 SEK for adult) and visit this museum for many times, because it is yearly admission fee. Also, this ticket also valid for several... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Nice museum, plenty of Viking based stuff, learned a lot of stuff I didn't know about life in Sweden.

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Nitra, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Interesting museum - history, attractions, Vikings ... and our children are very loved this museum, we were able to try out the costumes of the past and in them a picture.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Great museum depicting the history of Göteborg from pre-history to the present day. It also has a real Viking ship. Entry is only 40sek per person and that gives you entrance to the Röhsska Museet (fashion), Konstmuseet (art), Sjöfartsmuseet Akvariet (maritime and aquarium), Naturhistorika Museum (Natural History) and City museum for the rest of the calendar year. A real bargain.

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