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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 428412380
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The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg. The museum has many artifacts from preserved by the Society of Hamburg History founded in 1839. The Petri portal from Hamburg's St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built into the museum courtyard.
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Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
St. Pauli
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My friend and I only had about ~1 hour 1/2 to visit the museum but it was a great experience. The English translations made me feel very welcome (as my German is very elementary at this point) and the staff was very sweet when they...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very interesting museum, especially if you are interested in maritime history. Hamburg is one of the largest port cities in Europe, so this museum covers much of that topic.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a history museum of the classical type, where the building itself might be called a museum item. The exhibits range from the dawn of history to the near past, are well designed and kept in order, and contain a lot of fascinating and...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I spent 2 hours here walking around 4 levels of history of Hamburg. Plenty to see for everyone, and the model railway on the top floor was excellent. Really well done displays, walking into the ship, and shops of yesteryear. It's about a 5 min...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We visited on a cold and rainy Sunday recently and were very surprised about the variety and multitude of exhibits from art to historic and maritime exhibits. As it was 1st Advent there was also a free music recital with seasonal music performed by an...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Put the city in context with a visit to the fascinating Museum of Hamburg History, and follow the story of this crucial harbor town, from it origins as an early settlement to its height as a Hanseatic port, trading from the 8th century right up...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Went to this museum for a few with my buddy to kill time. We ended up only being able to do the first and second floor because we got so tired walking around it. The models are very impressive and the themed rooms are very...More

2  Thank Hiberian_Rover
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A good museum with most of the written boards having English translation. Lots of different sections covering the vast history of the city, the model railway at the top is excellent. A great restaurant on site also. I'd suggest to plan at least 2-3 hours...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This museum tells the history of the settlement from earliest times in a series of well put-together exhibitions. Many of the exhibits have English translations alongside the German. Of particular interest to children (and many adults) are the magnificent ship models and extensive Model Railway....More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is really a gem. I learned so much about the city and its history. The displays were excellent and the explanations were well written in both German and English. One got a real sense of Hamburg's history.

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