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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: 12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 31 61 27 70
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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This is a very well presented museum highlighting Gothenburg and Sweden through the ages, my favourite part was the Viking exhibition with a long ship on display. It is good for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well presented museum highlighting Gothenburg and Sweden through the ages, my favourite part was the Viking exhibition with a long ship on display. It is good for a rainy day or the extra few hours you have to spare. It is close to hip cafes and the canal. Duration is roughly 1-2 Hours Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on my last day in town because I had time to kill. Entry is only 40kr which gets you into four other museums in the city, with validity until the end of the year (a season ticket, basically). Take a 5kr coin for the locker room. Most (but not all) information is also available in English. There's also an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'm not the most patient museum visitor and get bored very quickly, however I found this a great place to visit. One of the 5 museums for 40 SEK that you can visit on a single ticket. The Viking ship may not be complete but it is a fascinating exhibit. There is a lot about how Goteborg developed. Only part... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The historical exhibits give a nice colorful overview of starting with prehistoric times. There are good explanations in English. The museum has the remains of a Viking boat, plus some nice Viking artifacts. Again, explanations in English are very good. We moved quickly through several galleries of displays about subsequent centuries. We wanted to see the special exhibit on the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Although the exhibition on music scene in Gothenburg was good, the fact that some of the main permanent galleries were closed was disappointing - including those on the history of the city

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I visited the City Muesum as recommended by the Goteburg City Card with the entry being free. This musuem is ok but not the best that Gothenburg has to offer. It has some good exhibits which included the viking ship but the rest wasn't really awe inspiring. I'm glad I went though and would probably go back in the future... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you are under 25 and in Gbg, do go visit this place. The entry is free for under 25, you can see a bunch of cool stuff regarding this city's history. Go up to the last floor and you'll find an interesting music exibition about Gbg music life :)

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A bit disappointed with this museum. It wasn't very well organized and for us non-Swedish speaking visitors, we missed out on large portions where the exhibits were entirely in Swedish.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 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.

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