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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
+46 31 368 36 00
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Nice, simple introduction to the city

If you have some time in your hands, this is definitely a good place to go to in Gothenburg. For... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2012
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Gothenburg in a nutshell

Paid 40Kr per person to get in, which is a bargain. Wasn't so much impressed by the Viking exhibit... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2012
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12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
+46 31 368 36 00
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

If you have some time in your hands, this is definitely a good place to go to in Gothenburg. For just 40SEK, you have access to an interesting exhibit about the history of the city, from pre-historic times to the modern day. This is a...More

1  Thank GD C
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Paid 40Kr per person to get in, which is a bargain. Wasn't so much impressed by the Viking exhibit as I've seen better in Norway, and was more happy with their other exhibits showcasing the history of the area and of Swedish culture. Incidentally, the...More

1  Thank vwh187
Reviewed 11 April 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....More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 26 March 2012

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

Thank langvass
Reviewed 5 January 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...More

Thank Vicki524
Reviewed 12 December 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
Reviewed 11 December 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.

Thank bobthoman
Reviewed 1 November 2011

A must to see, even you have to walk a lot , buts when its not raining its nicel

Thank katia526
Reviewed 28 October 2011

This passed an hour or so, but is quite a small and traditional (most things in glass cabinets) museum showing the history of Gothenburg.

1  Thank TrickyTrotter
Reviewed 26 June 2010

Both my 7 y. o. and I really enjoyed this museum. The Viking exhibit was interesting, with the remains of the original Viking boat. (The boat remains are spread out flat, not as a reconstructed boat, and I think my son was disappointed). I liked...More

Thank BooKat
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