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“Worth visiting for the old Viking ship”

City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum was ok, a typical museum. I wanted to visit to see the old Viking ship, which is the only one in sweden. This was really interesting. I would visit again just for the ship.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Interesting city museum with the classical themes from such institutions starting with early human settlements to today's developments. Most of the visit is quite classical with artefacts from different periods and presented in a standard way but a few themes are developed with a more modern museography. The viking era exhibition is the most original for a foreign visitor and particularly well done. Some of the temporary exhibitions are probably understandable by the locals only! Note that the visit is complicated because of a quite complex and disorienting building.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The city museum is a bit boring to be honest. Some confusing information, especially when it comes to earlier history. Facts, legends and myths were mixed without having a clear enough distinction. The modern history was just not that interesting due to the average setup. Could be more catchy if organised better.

Thank LarsNaess
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Exhibition on Swedish music was fun, and old Viking ship interesting. Small play area for under 4s helpful for a quick run around as well.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We did not allow enough time to see everything in this musuem [you will need at least 2 - 21/2 hrs] but what we enjoyed it all the same. Fantastic historical treasures from as far back as the 12th century. There are ipad displays for most sections and you can select eack item on display and learn more about its history or go into greater detail on the close-ups. There was a modern section too but I found the historical section more interesting and there was a lot of interactive parts too. The kids enjoyed wearing the costumes and posing in front of historical scenes. The religious artifacts were also amazing and some were all that remained after a great fire had swept through parts of this ~400 yr old city. An educational treat to see and enjoy!

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