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Address: Sodra Strandgatan 20, Gavle 801 28, Sweden
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+46 26 65 56 00

The County Museum of Gävleborg owns outstanding collections of Swedish art...

The County Museum of Gävleborg owns outstanding collections of Swedish art and design, with 300 paintings and sculptures on display. The museum also shows the famous design by Gunnar Cyrén and thousands of industrial design products and handicraft. You can use an audio guide to take the “highlight tour”. Don´t miss the Café and museum shop.

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A Very Modest Name for a First Rate Collection

Gävle's County Museum is one of the best provincial museums I've seen. Its collection of art extends from the 19th century to the present; it also has an archeological and... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The top floor holds a varied collection of art by mostly local artists, but also a few works by notable Swedish painters (Larsson, Liljefors and others). There are a few exhibitions of local history and of local industry (pottery, weaving Ahlgrens candy). Admission is free, and its just a few minutes from the station and near the old town, so... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Gävle's County Museum is one of the best provincial museums I've seen. Its collection of art extends from the 19th century to the present; it also has an archeological and historical section showing finds from the district and historical reconstructions of rooms and historical documentation of Gävle's industrial past. The collection is laid out thematically, not chronologically. The museum has... More 

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were surprised at how much this museum has to offer, given that there is no admission fee! Modern and classical art, handcrafts, silver, and a terrific exhibit on changing trends (fashion, interior design, etc). We especially liked the exhibit on Gavle's history as a Läkerol factory town. Bear in mind, this is a small city museum, so don't go... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

If you want to know Gavle and its history you must visit this small local museum. Gavle was a big deal at one time and has a glorious and interesting history. The museum also features some painting by local artists that will help you get more understanding of local life

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Gavle, Sweden
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Consists mostly of old paintings and boring exhibition. Where's the history? It's a disgrace.

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Gavle, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

A place you can return to plenty of times. Nice little museum near town centre. Great selection of Swedish artists, throughout the centuries. A neat exhibition of the designer Gunnar Cyrén.

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Chiba, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2011

This is a special museum in Gavle. Very fun for the kids and the spaces in the museum is relaxing. The tour guide can speak English and we really longed for it.

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