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“Unimaginative and no info in English”

City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I took relatives here a couple of times and then stopped doing that. The collections are haphazard, uninteresting and the information in English was poor. Very disappointing.

Thank HermanFieldsOfSweden
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

An interesting guide to the area through the millennia - a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank Emma P
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Go:
1) If you are interested why Göteborg reminds a typical dutch city with all its channels and bridges;
2) If you travelling with curious kids - they will be occupied with museum quest and very good playground on the top floor;
3) If you like to explore an old building, that was alternated, extended and ammended during the last 200 years;
4) If you want to see the fragments
of archeologically authentic viking's ship;
5) If you want to know more about swedish emigration to USA;
6) If you interested to know why alcohol consumption in Sweden is limited and when it all was started;
7)If you are interested in sociology, urban studies and history of people.

Not go:
1) If you not a "museum type", because it's the museum;
2) If you are awaiting huge and comperhensive "only vikings" exhibition.4,5 halls are about vikings.
3) If you think that the history is a boring thing, because 30% of museum content is history and it requires attention while reading - otherwise you'd miss the idea.
4) If you don't speak swedish or english - all tags and descriptions are in swedish and 50% are in english. Áudio guides are available on reception but the content is weak and audioguide repeats obvious things you already red. on tags.
5) If you have more than 1,5 of your time to walk this museum

Check museum shop - they have good choice of Göteborg postcards and other city-connected merchandise.

1  Thank Drimkamtru
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

it's one more museum with nothing special. I was expecting to see more detail on the history of the city.

Thank Ricardo A
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

A nice little museum with a good (but small) section about Vikings and the remains of a Viking boat on display. Very cheap to enter, and the ticket also gets you into a few other museums such as the Maritime Museum. Good museum for a short visit, most (but not all) captions are in English. The Viking section had English captions on all the exhibits however.

Thank Huffinator
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