Jönköping County Museum

Jönköping, Sweden

Jönköping County Museum exhibitions consists of archaeological foundings, church and peasant art, and other local cultural heritage.

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www.jkpglm.se

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Melli Wika (3 years ago)
Its huge and its free. Great if you want to take artistic pictures
Daniel Georgiev (3 years ago)
Good place for kids
Michel Valtuille (3 years ago)
Small but well organised. I guess it's a good place for families with kids as they have s while section dedicated to fairytale
Erfi Anugrah (3 years ago)
Awesome exhibitions. Well curated. And it's free.
Alinu Alinu (3 years ago)
New experience! I don t see like that. Interesting!
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