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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Super Interesting from Vikings through to 19th Century Sweden

Nice clean and clear exhibits which begin in the Viking Era and take you upstairs though to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justine S
Very interesting

The main exposition in this museum gives a very nice overview of the history of the region, from... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
+46 31 368 36 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean and clear exhibits which begin in the Viking Era and take you upstairs though to the Nineteenth Century. Exhibits are detailed and interesting, with descriptions in both Swedish and English. Only reasons for no full marks is that some of the description boards...More

Thank Justine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I particularly enjoyed the exhibition about Vikings and the 'Viking Age' the museum had, which included remains of the largest extant Viking ship on display in Sweden. That was fascinating. I was intrigued to learn a bit more about the history of Gothenburg as a...More

Thank Rhiannon H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The main exposition in this museum gives a very nice overview of the history of the region, from the Stone Ages to modern times (so yes, the Vikings are included). The setup is attractive, though a bit dark, and especially the display boards with English...More

Thank Esquared1961
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It's huge. And I mean Jupiter-like where-is-my-mommy huge. Usually one needs an hour or so to browse through a museum, but three hours were barely enough. The entrance fee is 40 SEK, but it's valid for 4 other museums, which is more than a bargain....More

Thank pyroclastic_tephra
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Really great info. About history of this wonderful city ,with added bonus of incredibly moving we have a dream photo exhibit .Can easily spend 2 hours there, kids are free and adults only 7 dollars , so you can't go wrong. Also very nice building...More

Thank eisenberg
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is the best museum ever ! It is easy to find, along the canal, close to the harbor, in a beautiful old building. Spend your time wisely, you might get carried away............ If you like museums, get the Göteborg museum card for a small...More

Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve been a number of times with kids ages now ranging from 0-8 and we always enjoy it, especially when raining! The kids area doesn’t have a lot but there is space to move around. My kids also just enjoy exploring the museum because the...More

Thank Pdjohnsson
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Tells the story of Gothenberg in an engaging and interesting way from the Stone Age to the end of the nineteenth century. Good cafe!

Thank TomNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

No AC and Sweden has been very warm this year. It did not make for a comfortable experience. However, the sections on Vikings and the history of Gothenburg were very well done and interesting. Skip the exhibition on the top floor. That was a total...More

Thank Chaps911
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Gothenburg was in the midst of a heat wave, the museum has no AC, it was hot and stuffy BUT so interesting that we spent 2 hours and could have spent another hours or so but we ran out of time. Great exhibit on the...More

Thank Richard F
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Response from Rita H | Reviewed this property |
I spent 2 to 3 hours, but the museum is broken up into different stages so if something doesn’t interest you you can move on to something else.