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Varmlands Museum

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Address: Sandgrundsudden, Karlstad 651 08, Sweden
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+46 54 701 19 00
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Smell, taste, look, feel and listen to Varmland. We have 10, 000 years of...

Smell, taste, look, feel and listen to Varmland. We have 10, 000 years of history, art, science center, popular cafe and shop. In addition, around 20 temporary exhibitions and open every day, all year round. Welcome!

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Check out the cafe for lunch, then have a walk around.

I really enjoyed this museum, it isn't very big but it's perfectly formed and I learnt some things. The cafe was my highlight. Very good food. I think the locals stop in here for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
jonnybar77
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum, it isn't very big but it's perfectly formed and I learnt some things. The cafe was my highlight. Very good food. I think the locals stop in here for the lunch. Always a good sign.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've been to Varmlands Museum several times. Not only because I lived in Karlstad but also, it is a great place to take visitors. They usually have great exhibitions on and don't miss the wonderful lunch buffet as well with classic swedish foods.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Well, visting a town and a county full of old storeis you should not miss the county museum. Often good exibithions on all kinds of srtistic topics. A permament show for history buffs and children. Nice park around it for a summer stroll. Like paintings, photo, the mystery of Wermland. This is the place.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visit Swedish life in the old days and see some interesting works of art. The relax and enjoy lunch or a nice coffee and a cake . Lovely building and well laid out . There may also be a visiting exhibition, when you go

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

On our visit we found that the main exhibition was closed for refurbishment. However, there was a great exhibition of photography by Dennis Hopper, which was well worth the admission fee. The museum's buildings are fascinating, and it has a great gift shop and cafe. The location, in a lovely riverside park, is great, too.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We went to Karlstad in Sweden just to visit the exhibition of photographi by the actor Dennis Hopper. The photos were taken in between 1960-1967. Very interesting! I do recommend! There is a side exhibition for children with playing activities that is a lot of fun!

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I was looking for historical info, but it was closed at this time. I did buy several items in the gift shop and the clerk was more than helpful with information where I might find the info I was looking for.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

A nice museum, a nice shop and café. We arrived on a sunny day and were warmly welcomed by the receptionist. Please note that it's a modern museum with variable exhibitions. They're not always y'r cup of tea

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

A beautiful Museum with a mixture of folk culture and history in the heart of Karlstad. The museum was redesigned around 1998 and on its completion it included new things to its collection. making it versatile and relevant to the present generation. A must see for those who are interested in Folk culture and historical view of Karlstad.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The art was just average but the gift shop was great for Swedish souvenirs. The garden outside the museum was lovely

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