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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 428412380
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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 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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Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
St. Pauli
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 29 June 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

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Reviewed 26 June 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

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 April 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

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very interesting museum, especially if you are interested in maritime history. Hamburg is one of the largest port cities in Europe, so this museum covers much of that topic.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a history museum of the classical type, where the building itself might be called a museum item. The exhibits range from the dawn of history to the near past, are well designed and kept in order, and contain a lot of fascinating and...More

1  Thank Perchrj
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I spent 2 hours here walking around 4 levels of history of Hamburg. Plenty to see for everyone, and the model railway on the top floor was excellent. Really well done displays, walking into the ship, and shops of yesteryear. It's about a 5 min...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We visited on a cold and rainy Sunday recently and were very surprised about the variety and multitude of exhibits from art to historic and maritime exhibits. As it was 1st Advent there was also a free music recital with seasonal music performed by an...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Put the city in context with a visit to the fascinating Museum of Hamburg History, and follow the story of this crucial harbor town, from it origins as an early settlement to its height as a Hanseatic port, trading from the 8th century right up...More

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