We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum)

12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
031-368 36 00
Review Highlights

Interesting city museum with the classical themes from such institutions starting with early human... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Geneva, Switzerland
Just OK

The city museum is a bit boring to be honest. Some confusing information, especially when it comes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fredrikstad, Norway
Read all 277 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
12 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg 411 14, Sweden
031-368 36 00
Write a Review
Reviews (277)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Interesting city museum with the classical themes from such institutions starting with early human settlements to today's developments. Most of the visit is quite classical with artefacts from different periods and presented in a standard way but a few themes are developed with a more...More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 2 days ago

The city museum is a bit boring to be honest. Some confusing information, especially when it comes to earlier history. Facts, legends and myths were mixed without having a clear enough distinction. The modern history was just not that interesting due to the average setup....More

Thank LarsNaess
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibition on Swedish music was fun, and old Viking ship interesting. Small play area for under 4s helpful for a quick run around as well.

Thank KT_M0808
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not allow enough time to see everything in this musuem [you will need at least 2 - 21/2 hrs] but what we enjoyed it all the same. Fantastic historical treasures from as far back as the 12th century. There are ipad displays for...More

Thank Despina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several temporary exhibits on a variety of themes as well as the permanent exhibits. In preparation for the 400th anniversary of Gothenburg in 2021, they recently opened an exhibit on the birth of Gothenburg. This exhibit is kid-friendly and very informative.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is free for students and young people and is magnificently structured, although many items are of no real historical value. But the designers and the historians who created the museum did a great job. A little hipster perhaps.

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very hit and miss - some sections were very interesting, but the more recent history was quite boring and very dry. In the 'earlier' section it kept flitting between facts and myths with no clear differentiation which I felt was a bit confusing.

Thank travels_ahoy
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It is comfortable with baby carriage take an elevator and enjoy playing at the children's room. Specially in rainy weather it works perfect.

Thank Maryna S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very disappointed to find that the museum was closed on A Monday in the height of the tourist season end June. We we're here Sunday and Monday and were really looking forward to going - can understand Sunday but Monday as well... Whilst we tried...More

Thank bluehat64
Reviewed 21 May 2017

For a smaller city, this museum was impressive. It is house in the East India Tea Company building. The exhibits were informative and the layout was "jet-lag friendly."

Thank carlininwindsor
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
568 reviews
.21 km away
288 reviews
.18 km away
499 reviews
.12 km away
Magnus & Magnus
327 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
325 reviews
.39 km away
95 reviews
.48 km away
100 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines