Marinmuseum (Naval Museum) is Sweden's national naval museum, dedicated to the Swedish naval defense and preservation of the country's naval history. Marinmuseum is one of Sweden's oldest museums, established in 1752 when King Adolf Frederick began the collection and documentation of naval objects in what was called the Model Room (Modellkammaren). He also ordered the preservation of ship models and ship building machinery.

The rectangular building design includes a pier which extends into the water. Around the pier are several museum ships. A specially designed underwater tunnel with windows provides a way to view the wreckage of several seventeenth century ships.

Figureheads from Swedish ships are on display, including many that were made by sculptor Törnström, royal sculptor to the navy, who worked at the Karlskrona shipyard during the 1700s. These include the figurehead of the ship the Dristigheten. The Marinmuseums Archives include 4,000 drawings and maps, mostly relating to the Sweden's Naval history; there are also pictures, paintings, and models. Subjects include submarines, shipbuilding strategies, battle tactics, and life on board ships of the Baltic Sea.

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Founded: 1752
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Noon Lee (6 months ago)
Love the space and curations there! Atmosphere is also nice esp. in the nighttime and it’s free! You cannot cannot go there if you are in KKN
Itz Me (6 months ago)
Extremely good. It is very interesting and never fails to amaze me, especially with the big submarines.
Ning Karlsson (11 months ago)
It's nice seaman museum ,somthing to do in Karlskrona .
Sam (12 months ago)
It is a must visit for those who are fond of museums. This is equipped with interactive guides as well has guided tours. It also has a nice bistro.
Ilyes Ferchichi (16 months ago)
Nice museum with lots of interesting historical information and monuments! You will get a chance to see a submarine from inside! I recommend it if you are to visit Karlskrona! Easily accessible on foot from the center of the city :)
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