Museums in Sweden

Askersund Open Air Museum

Askersund Open Air Museum is made up of a collection of original historic buildings, collected from the around the district and moved to the site. One of the oldest, Tullstagen, was built in the late 18th century. During the summer a miniature train runs from the harbour to the museum. There is a cafeteria in one of the old buildings. You will also find a children’s zoo and small playground here. The museum is locat ...
Founded: | Location: Askersund, Sweden

Norrlanda Museum

Norrlanda open-air museum shows what wooden farm buildings looked like back in the 18th century. Buildings have original interiors. The museum is open to the public in summer season.
Founded: | Location: Romakloster, Sweden

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Krivoklát Castle

Křivoklát Castle was founded in the 12th century, belonging to the kings of Bohemia. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.

The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.

Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place for theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.