City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), Gothenburg

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Established in 1861, City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum) takes visitors through West Sweden's history from the Viking Age to the present day. The cultural museum sits inside the 18th-century East India House, and an exhibit details the evolution of the company. Artifacts include Viking coins, jewelry, tools, a ship, and an original key to the city gates. Be aware that although displays are very informative and interesting, there is little English signage. The site does offer guided tours, a playroom for children, and a cafe. Work out when and for how long to visit City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum) and other Gothenburg attractions using our handy Gothenburg trip maker website .
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  • This is a lovely place to spend a couple of hors and learn about Swedish history and culture. The images of the Viking ship are very good as is the area devoted to Gothenburg and how it evolved over t...  more »
  • Dekker 10000 år av historien, med vekt på vikingtiden og byens tilblivelse. Denne spesialutstillingen var særlig god. Dessuten Gøteborg på 1700 tallet. Anbefales, også for godt voksne.  more »
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  • Exhaustive (and exhausting) museum covering the history of Gothenburg including Viking era, modern age and everything in between. Loads of fact filled displays for those, like me, who love reading about history. I really liked the display cases that contained objects from a period and gave a sense of life during that time. There was so much stuff that you would need several visits to really see everything. My only real complaint is that the museum itself is quite warm and stuffy and I found myself getting both dehydrated and exhausted more rapidly than normal. Thankfully they had a couple of doors open so you could find reprieve but it was a disappointing part of an otherwise great visit Recommended!
  • Free for people under 25, I believe, great experience! There's some very interesting history on the vikings. The rest of the museum revolves around the city's history, which is also very interesting. They have wifi and many clean toilets.
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