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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: 12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: 031 61 27 70
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Music section is fantastic

This is a good value museum without having any 'wow' for the average tourist. However, the floor showing the development of music in Gothenburg is brilliant. Very well put... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is interesting although it hasn't got a lot to offer. The viking ship is the most advertised attraction but I believe the top of the visit is a 4500-years-old skeleton.

Thank Giuseppe V
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Much to see and very informative. You buy your ticket and can go for free in the natural history or arts museum at 40sek. Loved it.

Thank Sharon M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good value museum without having any 'wow' for the average tourist. However, the floor showing the development of music in Gothenburg is brilliant. Very well put together, you can listen to lots of different genres and the dancing booth with examples and practice is great fun even if you only want to watch.

Thank Mark O
Cambridgeshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based in the building of the East India Company (no, I didn't know Sweden had one too!) this museum has some excellent information and artefacts, particularly around the viking era, including the oldest / most complete viking boat in the world. The craftmanship and technology used given the basic tools available are amazing.

Thank Fen_Scorpion
Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Provides historical information and has some interesting exhibits. Not really a "must see" place but fills in some time. For people who are serious about knowing more about Gothenburg this museum will meet your requirement.

Thank DukeWill
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum which has lots of interesting exhibits relevant to the history of Gothenburg. There is enough to keep you interested for 2 or 3 hours and the bonus of a nice restaurant for lunch when you have finished looking around.

Thank The2Hoopers
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to go for free on the city card (which is definitely worthwhile). OK museum, interesting viking display etc. Though a bit hard to understand when most of the signs and information in Swedish.

Thank jzzy649
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

Thank rebecca r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 :/

Thank Elise G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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