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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: 12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 31 61 27 70
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Great exhibit on the birth of Gothenburg

I was back at the City Museum to try the new exhibit about the birth of the city. The exhibition makes a good job of introducing the story of western Sweden in the 15th and 16th... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Guillaume R
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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is found in the former East India Company office building that's not too impressive from the outside, but inside is incredible! The displays are well organized, but many of the English notices on displays cannot be read. The Swedish notice is in dark ink, but the English translation is very faint. A serious disappointment for a place that... More 

Thank bestbob
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How amazing was the time spent inside this place, different stories from the beginning until nowadays!

Thank Thiago F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much from this visit - even though I do not read Swedish! There is sufficient signage in English to fully understand the information. Very good presentation

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warwick, new york
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most local history museums do not have the quantity or quality of items that are on display here. I came expecting to be in and out in an hour but instead spent a good 3 hours.The 4 Euro charge is good for a year and is valid at other museums. The building itself is worth while seeing with its 19... More 

Thank joe s
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I was back at the City Museum to try the new exhibit about the birth of the city. The exhibition makes a good job of introducing the story of western Sweden in the 15th and 16th century, the backdrop for Goteborg creation. Two movies, sounds, maps, artefacts, the museum made a good job at offering something for everyone, children and... More 

Thank Guillaume R
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A good place for parents with small kids as it has a play area at the 3rd floor which will keep your little ones engaged. Also the museum is free for adults under 25 and have lot of good collection about Gothenburg history. The museum is covered in the museum pass which includes 3 more museums and is valid for... More 

Thank Preeti1111984
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A small museum but very good collection of household stuff from the 1900 era. You can see this museum in about a half hour

1 Thank Andy R
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very nice to see Gothenbergs history. The Children screaming wasn't fun. But the Life history is a must see.

Thank TrippingLadies
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This museum is free for those under the age of 25. As some other reviews mentioned, the layout of the museum is pretty confusing. There are multiple staircases on each floor, and hidden hallways, making it easy to miss a section of the galleries. The 2nd floor has a permanent (?) exhibit of neolithic peoples living in the Gothenburg area,... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I was amazed how cheap the entry was, 40kr, (£4 apprx) for an annual pass with access to other museums across the city. Some mind blowing facts about the settlement of Gothenburg. The best part for me was the preserved viking ship/Viking exhibition. Awesome!

1 Thank Jack C

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