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

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 August 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 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

2  Thank MeandSally
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

Thank Yakov R
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.

Thank sprc1966
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

3  Thank Laurynk15
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.

Thank njcatt
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
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

1  Thank emtnems
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