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“Worth the Time to Visit”

City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)
Ranked #17 of 137 things to do in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

My husband and I were in Göteborg for the Easter weekend and thought we would be left with nothing to do, but fortunately, several museums were open, much to our delight!
The City Museum is a clean and modern museum in a beautiful old building. One of the delightful things about this museum is that all displays are in Swedish and English, so we were not left to just "look and go." We learned a lot about the city of Göteborg's history, and in doing so, were able to piece together some other history we had learned from a trip to India. This building facing the canal was originally owned by the Swedish East India Trading Company.
The city has done a good job of laying out the displays by time periods and displaying artifacts pictures or drawings that relate well to each period.
We purchased two tickets at the Natural History Museum for 40 crowns each (about $7), and they allowed us entrance into five museums, including the City Museum. Additionally, we have until the end of the year to use our tickets!

Thank Helen711
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Evidently run by conservators with very limited knowledge of nordic history. - Unconnected "Shows" of bits and pieceses out of context.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Located in the dockside building previously used by the East India Company. A lovely, modern museum with really interesting displays. Has the remains of a viking ship. Entertaining for kids but loads to keep adults interested, lots of interesting displays. Good value, free for under 25s, 4kr for a ticket (which includes entry to the Natural History museum, art museum etc). Covers a lot, could easily take up a whole day if you wanted it to. Highly recommended.

Thank Vicki524
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

If you have half an hour to spare, this museum could be worth a visit. It could be interesting as it sheds light on the immigration and emigration of Swedes in Gothenburg in the 19th century (police records did not begin until 1869).

Thank JCPY
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

This museum has several floors of exhibits depicting life in Gothenburg over the centuries. A wonderful way to learn about the history of this city.

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