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City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

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Address: 12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
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+46 31 61 27 70
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10:00 - 17:00
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Guillaume R
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Göteborg
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Göteborg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Preeti1111984
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I got an amazing Christmas gift from the girlfriend to go to Götenborg for a weeiend and this was a good way to begin. Here you will find a great introduction the areas history and some pretty cool, only to be found here, Viking stuff. Along with 12,000 year old artefacts and upto the modern city. Worth a visit and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is small and a number of the exhibits were closed for renovation. It is nice enough and most exhibits are translated into English. One gets a sense of the evolution of the city through time, although the section on the founding was closed, so the narrative is broken up. The pre-historic exhibit is very interesting. The Viking area doesn't... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We likes this museum very much. In short time we'd the possibility to be informed about the top events from the Swedish history.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

With Göteborg city card we could visit this museum free of charge. It was not so big, but very interesting. There was a part "Touchable" where you can imagine the world without eyesight or hearing. This can be visited till 19 February 2017. We had a great time in this museum from the Stone Age till today. The interactive painting... More 

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