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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
St. Pauli
+49 40 428412380
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are uncertain of the past you must visit. This goes back in time and shows you how people and life has changed over the centuries makes you appreciate how our everyday life has been shaped by the past. Make sure you do not...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be a stop on your Hamburg tour. The museum includes a vast array of artifacts about the history of Hamburg, There are some great interactive displays including about the development of Hamburg since 900ad. We only had 45 minutes till close but it...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a Museum dedicated to History of Hamburg , earliest settlement to the present day. You need to have a few hours at your disposal to do justice to your discovery of evolution of Hamburg. Initial settlement of 3000 habitantents of people soared to...More

2  Thank boseraktim2011
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The building is a bit old fashioned, but the exhibition is well selected and rich in content. We went there on a Sunday afternoon. It was very quiet. On the top floor there is a train model. The trains are not so small as in...More

Thank fbo7
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place to spend few hours. 9.5euros. They do not charge under 18. You can see many things about Hamburg history.

Thank Bayram K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It's a great place to learn about the city in so many details and facts, from the early medieval times till modern days. To understand the real spirit of the city and its people, their lives, their freedom, their great deeds. Art, economics, architecture, famous...More

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum gives a good inside look of the history of Hamburg. It has cool mockups from the city during different periods of time. And there are free audioguides which are very usefull. (Unfortunately the lady at the desk forgot to offer them to us...More

Thank qwrtz18
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Saturday, and we were glad that it was not crowded at all. After paying for the admission, we were offered free audio guides to use as we made our way through the museum. It was a good way to...More

1  Thank Midori N
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This museum compared favourably with similar museums throughout Europe and we found the Hamburg perspective very interesting and informative. At times there is lots to read, so we needed to skim read in certain places as we only had a couple of hours before another...More

1  Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited this museum as the weather outside was wet and cold. And what a good idea it was. The museum has a great overview of the history of the city, it's growth and importance as a hub for trade. Of interest is also the section...More

Thank nathayn
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