Blekinge County Museum

Karlskrona, Sweden

Blekinge Museum is a regional museum that was founded in 1899. Since 1972 it is housed in Grevagården, one of the oldest buildings and the only remaining town farm in Karlskrona. Grevagården was completed 1705 as the home of Admiral General Count Wachtmeister, one of the founders of Karlskrona.

Since Blekinge is a marked coastal county with an archipelago, the maritime heritage is a chief focus. Blekinge museum has had two traditional wooden boats (to rent for anyone) built by the last professional boat builder in the county. In 2009, a storehouse open to the public was inaugurated at the new museum annex Rosenholm. Here, the largest collection of traditional local boats in Sweden is on display.

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Founded: 1899
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Vera van Zoest (12 months ago)
Very nice (free!) museum: large museum with a lot of interactive exhibitions, educational both for adults as well as children, and texts both in English and Swedish for most parts of the museum. Especially the submarine is very interesting, in which you can have a look at the life inside. In the cellars of the other exhibition room you can have a look under water. We visited in winter when there were not so many people, but given the signs for possibly long queues, I expect it to be very crowded in summer. Can recommend to combine the visit with lunch buffet at the restaurant.
Charlotte (12 months ago)
Amazing place! The entry to the museum is free.There is so much to see: the art and science behind the ships, the history of naval wartime, full size ship busts and three full sized ships outside. There is also a U-boat below which is... stunning, and you are able to go inside of it. There is also a submarine and they have many pieces of salvaged materials from ships. There is also a shop and a café, which does very good food.
Niels Walter (2 years ago)
A great place to go with or w/o kids. Remember to bring swimgear in summer! Lunch buffet looked awesome but had huge crowds.
Nishat Parizat (2 years ago)
One of the best museum in karlaskrona. It reminds us the value of this baroque city. All naval related things are here so attractive!!
Jin's windshield laugh (2 years ago)
This is an amazing place for all ages with a variety of knowledge and beauty. It's free admission, there is a great store and a good restaurant, not cheap but good. It's a lovely location and you can spend a day here with ease.
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