Landskrona Museum

Landskrona, Sweden

Landskrona Museum exhibits the local history of Landskrona. It is located to the old barracks built in 1751-1760. In addition to permanent exhibition there are about 15 temporary exhibitions annually.



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Rosalie Selhorst (8 months ago)
There where three floors. Only the third was the most interesting and had most to see. It was about Landskrona history. Free entry.
Bill Boyer (2 years ago)
Great eclectic local museum with some thought provoking collections. Maybe more for adults looking at things than children's interactive exhibits. There is a nice café too. Friendly helpful staff.
Dana Khomyak (2 years ago)
One of the most interesting museums I've ever visited. I'd say it's for age from 0-100, everyone will find something attractive here.
Emil Bacos (3 years ago)
We came here with our kids and they enjoyed all parts of the museum. They enjoyed both the playground part of the exhibition as well as the permanent and the temporary exhibition. The service was top notch. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff that where easily available. The fact that this museum has a free entrance also helps a lot. Free museums are usually not this good. We did not try the food at the cafe so that is not a part of this review.
Sandra Eriksson (4 years ago)
I came from Stockholm to enjoy the exhibition about Swedish fashion photography but I did not enjoy reading the information about pictures or the photographers because they were almost down on the FLOOR. One had to bend down to read. What experience! Who curated or suggested it should be replaced with a more COMPETENT one!
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