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Hamburg Museum, Hamburg

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1839, Hamburg Museum gives great insight into the history of the city of Hamburg and the role it has played throughout history. Make your way through the museum to see exhibits on daily life and culture in Hamburg from the Middle Ages onward. You'll also learn about important events and developments in the city, such as maritime trading, the role of the church, emigration, the fire of 1842 that destroyed a great deal of the city, and much more. The museum houses many models and dioramas, including a well-known railway model that helps visitors visualize and understand the past. Use our Hamburg itinerary builder to visit Hamburg Museum on your trip to Hamburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Museum with a lot of interesting items about the history of the Hamburg and, especially a small railway train station, but this exposition opens only a few times a day. Also, there represents many his...  more »
  • Informative and nicely presented. You could free type jackets and bags. Café was too expensive and quality not as good in my opinion.
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  • I enjoyed my time at this museum to the history of Hamburg despite a cranky staff and a somewhat uninspiring layout. The trains on the top floor are cool, and some of the history exhibits are neat. I ...  more »
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  • Very good museum with very complete and interesting information about Hamburg from its creation to the 20st century development. I recommend to visit it as soon as you arrive in Hamburg.
  • Great displays with information also in English and a terrific audio guide. Spent almost a whole day here, but only saw the second floor. Our goal was to learn more about the Hanseatic League, this we did plus much more. We had lunch and afternoon tea in their atmospheric café: the food was tasty and staff helpful.
  • Well organized. Beautiful models and reconstructions
  • Great museum, with a logical sequence and a complete audioguide. Loved the miniatures.
  • Really good voice guidance and that is at no extra charge.