Borgholm City Museum

Borgholm, Sweden

Borgholm City Museum is housed in a beautiful building dating from the first half of the 19th century. The permanent collections include displays of tools, weapons, domestic objects, clothing and handicrafts created over the centuries. You can see examples of authentic period interiors. The basement contains a collection of archaeological finds from the earliest years of settlement. There is also a collection of model ships, an exhibition on resort era Borgholm and a display on the history of firefighting in the city.


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Ulla-Karin Backström (2 years ago)
Nice place to watch theater. And since it was Mamma Mu and Kråkan made the place even better. I as a grandmother LOVE Mamma Mu and Kråkan and luckily my grandchildren love them too ?
Stefan Andersson-Junkka (4 years ago)
Small oasis in the middle of town. Summer theater venue Nice family, good coffee
Mattias Thunell (4 years ago)
Cozy courtyard ... good performances for children and adults in the summer
Annika Rörberg (4 years ago)
A cozy place to be at We were listening to Johan Glans
Kenth Oscarsson (4 years ago)
Quiet and historic setting ... ?
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