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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
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+49 40 428412380
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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
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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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A thoughtful and intelligent overview of Hamburg's history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a very interesting place, which tells us about the shipbuilding, Hamburg port, migrants, fire, people. You can explore the living rooms of those times as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This museum gives you a full overview of the development of Hamburg, starting pre-Viking to the 1970s. Interestingly the story of both world wars are told through the eyes of Jewish residents in what may be the best section of the museum. Model RR on top floor is not particularly special. Decent English explanations with so-so audio guide included in... More 

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