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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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Francis Palma (Tony) (2 months ago)
Good showcase of history and art. Due to pandemic some vital parts are closed.
Ole Middelhede (3 months ago)
We had a great time learning about the Swedish Navy though times since late seventeeth centrury. I could have spent Even more time studying. And it was free.
N.O.D (4 months ago)
A very good museum, very well presented and structured. Interesting things to learn about design, history and development of boats and submarines. Recommended! ?
Clyde Trent (6 months ago)
A lot of the museum was closed due to covid but the parts that we got to see we're very informative and interesting.
Vera van Zoest (2 years 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.
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