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Kalmar Lans Museum

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Address: 51 Skeppsbrogatan, Kalmar 392 31, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 480 45 13 00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Excellent Historic Museum

This museum has a delightful exhibit on the prolific Swedish painter Jenny Nystrom. Her family willed her entire collection of work, and many artifacts of her life, to the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you haven't been here before then maybe go. You can see remanings from the vessel " Kronan". The exhibitions feels a bit out of date. Not sure if they would be interesting enough for young kids and not appealing for grown ups either really

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This museum has a delightful exhibit on the prolific Swedish painter Jenny Nystrom. Her family willed her entire collection of work, and many artifacts of her life, to the museum. She popularized the Swedish Tomten elf with her charming book and card illustrations. There's a very nice illustrated book about her, in English, in the shop. There are also a... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you've been watching "The Vikings" on TV you will know of a massacre on Oland in 500AD at present experts are excavating the site and the 'finds' are on display-skeletons, swords, glass beads and much more. The 'Kronan' display and video is excellent and again, uniforms, and ropes and many other fragile (and not so fragile cannons) items which... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Most of the exhibition is about an old war ship (Regalskeppet Kronan) which sank 1th of June 1676. There are plenty of artefacts around, and you will get to know the whole story quite well without being exhausted. All ages will gain from a visit here. You will also find some information about an old settlement at Oeland (Sandby borg)... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is great for both young people, with experiences like it is real, and the older generation who is interested in our history. They have a great café at the fourth floor, which is "The Café of the year 2016", really nice area with a Amazing view over the Kalmarsund water.

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Rockneby, Kalmar Lan, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Look back on naval life as it was 430 years ago, see the difference between officers and deck hands. And look back 100 years to see how our "Jultomte" or "Weihnachtsmann" was created by the skilled hand of Jenny Nyström. And the last excavations in "Sandby Borg" where people were slaughtered 1000 years ago. Visit the excellent café with home... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This museum focuses on artifacts recovered from the wreck of the warship Kronan (1676). The museum displays artifacts from other aspects of Kalmar's history, but Kronan is the focus for sure. The museum is laid out well, and has displays in Swedish and English, and even has some interactive stuff for younger visitors. This is a great museum to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This is a MUST if you are visiting Kalmar! The best part is Kronan, wich is an exhibition about the ship wich sunk not too far away from Kalmar. Real parts from the ship, with Swedens biggest money collection from a wreck can be found here. Good for grown ups AND kids. Fun way of learning. Great atmosphere with a... More 

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The museum is nice and the best part is about history of Kronan ship. You can see many artifacts from wreck of Kronan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

As it exhibits only a model of a sunken ship, I refrained from visiting. However, following my son, I visited the place and it was a lovely surprise. not only the ship but it's whole story comes to life with wax dolls. (Certain kids might actually feel uncomfortable with these human sized dolls). Artifacts from the ship are shown and... More 

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