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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
St. Pauli
+49 40 428412380
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the first thing to say is to echo a previous visitor in that we found it a little difficult to navigate around, and once or twice went in the completely wrong direction. I was also underwhelmed by the exhibition on the 1918/1919 "revolution",...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this museum to be a bit of a mixture, the ground floor has a series of different displays on a mixture of topics, for me the best area was the first floor where there are a series of models of the city over...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is housed in an impressive early 20th century building and covers the history of the city from its earliest beginnings . It often has special exhibitions .....recently the Revolution of 1918 and its effect on the city . You could spend a day...More

1  Thank ALISON H
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Go ahead and get lost in the Hamburg History Museum and come out understanding what made Hamburg grow as a port city. Lots of 3D city maps and ship models. Not for families with children who like to push buttons to make things happen. That...More

Thank umwcathy
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to this museum to learn more about Hamburg. It costs around €9 to enter. I saw alot of reviews mentioning there were German and English translations but when I arrived there barely any English translations, it looked they have been ripped...More

Thank lucywright1997
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I was looking forward to this museum, but found it a bit disappointing. One main reason was that it was difficult to navigate. Instead of working through the exhibits chronologically, I ended up working backwards or out of order. There were certainly engaging areas. The...More

Thank KennethEast
Reviewed June 29, 2018

For 9 Euro per adult you certainly get value for money here as you can easily spend a whole morning or afternoon looking at the many exhibits. Everything is very well presented and on three floors. The large model railway on the top floor was...More

2  Thank MeandSally
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The museum is a mine of most fascinating information about this port city. The exhibits are well selcted and efficiently presented. The temporary exhibition titled "Revolution" was truly revealing since few people know about the socialist experience there at the end of the First World...More

Thank Yakov R
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Not the best or worst Museum I've been to. Lots of good information on the history of Hamburg and surrounds.

Thank sprc1966
Reviewed April 6, 2018

My friend and I only had about ~1 hour 1/2 to visit the museum but it was a great experience. The English translations made me feel very welcome (as my German is very elementary at this point) and the staff was very sweet when they...More

3  Thank Laurynk15
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