Göteborgs Stadsmuseum, Gothenburg

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Established in 1861, Göteborgs 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 Göteborgs Stadsmuseum and other Gothenburg attractions using our handy Gothenburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • The historical exhibits give a nice colorful overview of starting with prehistoric times. There are good explanations in English. The museum has the remains of a Viking boat, plus some nice Viking art...  read more »
  • in the Museum you can get ticket Museum of art. Wanted to see the pie Viking, but saw only her nose. Total Museum is a small but interesting and informative.
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  • Although the exhibition on music scene in Gothenburg was good, the fact that some of the main permanent galleries were closed was disappointing - including those on the history of the city 
  • Small museum with interesting exhibits in a beautiful building. A wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon in Göteborg.
  • The museum hosts a broad collection of historical artefacts that illustrate Gothenburg's history from its humble beginnings all the way to today. I found the collection of Viking artefacts and particularly the knarr (Viking merchant ship) extremely interesting. The other rooms also held a lot of interesting items such as weapons from various periods, huge copper coins that were issued due to a shortage of silver, and some educational videos as well. The artefacts are nicely displayed and well organized. I would definitely recommend a visit to learn more more about the city's history.
  • The exhibition about Gothenburgs musical history is great (if you speak swedish..)
  • If you know nothing about Vikings, this place is for you. Also ticket gets you into a few other local museums.
  • The Viking ship and other artifacts are AMAZING
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