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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

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Neighbourhood: St. Pauli
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Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 428412380
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte...

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg.

The museum has many artifacts from preserved by the Society of Hamburg History founded in 1839. The Petri portal from Hamburg's St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built into the museum courtyard.

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This museum gives a good inside look of the history of Hamburg. It has cool mockups from the city during different periods of time. And there are free audioguides which are very... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum gives a good inside look of the history of Hamburg. It has cool mockups from the city during different periods of time. And there are free audioguides which are very usefull. (Unfortunately the lady at the desk forgot to offer them to us in the first place, so we had to ask).

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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Saturday, and we were glad that it was not crowded at all. After paying for the admission, we were offered free audio guides to use as we made our way through the museum. It was a good way to gain additional information on top of the texts provided for the exhibits. The museum is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This museum compared favourably with similar museums throughout Europe and we found the Hamburg perspective very interesting and informative. At times there is lots to read, so we needed to skim read in certain places as we only had a couple of hours before another appointment. We found the history of emigration from Europe (with Hamburg as the departure point)... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited this museum as the weather outside was wet and cold. And what a good idea it was. The museum has a great overview of the history of the city, it's growth and importance as a hub for trade. Of interest is also the section on the Jews of the city over time. On the top floor is an amazing... More 

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Askim, Norway
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This museum will help you understand the role and part of history for Hamburg. Very intersting displays. As a bonus you will find a large modellrailway on the top floor :-)

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

sent a few hours there , lots on the history of the city , well laid out and helpful staff all of them spoke english, nice clean place to visit

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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 historical ships and small copies of the Hamburg at different times.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

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 especially like the display dedicated to Jewish history in Hamburg. I think it's worth the entry to visit. There are some cool... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

As opposed to the other museum we visited this museum was fascinating, with loads of exhibits, information in english and German and really friendly staff, i'd reccomend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Regretfully we left our visit to this museum until the penultimate day of our trip to Hamburg and found that the three hours we spent here were not sufficient. For train buffs this museum also has a layout, on the top floor, of Hamburg and Harburg. On the hour volunteers operate the trains, and as we were interested they ran... More 

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