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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  • The museum exhibits well the history of the city of Gothenburg and also to some extent history of Sweden. This would be a good museum to visit with children - there are rooms where you can dress up in...  more »
  • Beautiful building and good collection of archaeological items. The section dedicated to the Vikings has the only boat found in Sweden and other interesting archaeological discoveries. Interesting also the history of the city. I recommend to spend at least two hours to be able to see the most interesting.
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  • Not most spectacular museum but its worth paying a visit since you are in center already.Learned a lot of Sweeden history,viking exhibit is most interesting one  more »
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  • Spacious, well lit, themed rooms, helpful personal, lot's to see (vikings!), plenty of seating. Worth an afternoon. Exhibits are presented in both Swedish and English, the personal are also at the least bilingual in this regard. If you are at all interested in learning about Gothenburg, then this is an obvious choice for a visit.
  • This museum is very near our hotel Riverton when we are living in Sweden. It's not a big museum but it seems to offer a lot. There are a fair number of displays.The museum was very well presented and had a very good layout. It was really enjoyable to walk through the museum and experience artefacts through the ages.
  • A nice museum, very cheap (just 40 SEK to gain access to 4 museums for a year) and many things are in Swedish and English It's good for a few hours but not a whole day
  • There's better museum to see. A chance this one was free because of kulturfest but I wouldn't pay for it. For passionnate people only.
  • Beautiful and informative place. Ticket is cheap, gives access to other museums, and best of all lasts the whole year.

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