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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: 12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
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+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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Visiting museum in December - great time

With Göteborg city card we could visit this museum free of charge. It was not so big, but very interesting. There was a part "Touchable" where you can imagine the world without... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Zsuzsi S
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is small and a number of the exhibits were closed for renovation. It is nice enough and most exhibits are translated into English. One gets a sense of the evolution of the city through time, although the section on the founding was closed, so the narrative is broken up. The pre-historic exhibit is very interesting. The Viking area doesn't... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We likes this museum very much. In short time we'd the possibility to be informed about the top events from the Swedish history.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With Göteborg city card we could visit this museum free of charge. It was not so big, but very interesting. There was a part "Touchable" where you can imagine the world without eyesight or hearing. This can be visited till 19 February 2017. We had a great time in this museum from the Stone Age till today. The interactive painting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very near our home when we are living in Sweden. It's not a big museum but it seems to offer a lot. There are a fair number of displays. However, where I think it really shines is the kid-friendly space upstairs. You can get a yearly museum pass for quite cheap (which is fabulous as it's not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I love to go there as I had leisure time, as this place gives immense clam to yourself. you can enjoy evening time.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The museum was very well presented and had a very good layout. It was really enjoyable to walk through the museum and experience artefacts through the ages. Be warned that it was full of kids when we visited, therefore if you are looking for a very quiet experience you may not get it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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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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