Eksjö Museum

Eksjö, Sweden

Eksjö Museum was established in 1960 when Albert Engström donated a significant collection of historical equipments to the city of Eksjö. The museum exhibits this collection, the history of Eksjö and the war history of Småland. The museum is located to the site of old leather factory.

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Grisslehamn, Eksjö, Sweden
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Founded: 1960
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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www.eksjo.se

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Wa alf (2 years ago)
Good
Steve Wilcockson (2 years ago)
Friendly, engaging museum. Make sure you ask for the ipad translations if English or German speaker.
ammar Jawish (3 years ago)
Amazing historical museum.
Elton Dias (3 years ago)
This a nice museum in Eksjö.. There are 3 levels in museum.. You would need at least 45 mins to an hour to see it all..
Kris Rombauts (3 years ago)
Nice museum
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