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The Prison Museum of Sweden

1-3 Hamiltongatan, Gavle 802 66, Sweden
+46 26 65 44 30
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Interestin seeing development of prisons in Scandinavia

Held in two buildings sitting opposite one another the first shows how prisoners were kept before... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Ok, not great

It was okay as a time killer, a few interesting facts but expensive for the size of the museum. The... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Collett T
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28 Aug 2016
“Interestin seeing development of prisons in Scandinavia”
27 Jun 2016
“Ok, not great”
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1-3 Hamiltongatan, Gavle 802 66, Sweden
+46 26 65 44 30
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Held in two buildings sitting opposite one another the first shows how prisoners were kept before specific buildings were erected according to "modern" ie 19th century principles, with descriptions of what they were imprisoned for, stories of some of them, methods of punishment and execution...More

Thank Cappacino_Girl
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It was okay as a time killer, a few interesting facts but expensive for the size of the museum. The staff were great though and made the experience better.

Thank Collett T
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This small museum covers the history of prisons in Sweden. You can walk here from the train station. It is split into 2 parts, in 2 buildings, with a section from the 1600s and one from the 1800s. The museum is small but good value...More

Thank SkiingCyclingDave
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Interesting, but strange museum. Nice staff and absolutely worth a visit. Especially for people with interests in strange museum. A little absurd, but nice,

Thank Pål H
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The museum consists of two buildings, one displaying older and the other one more recent prison history. To my understanding, both buildings are authentic prisons; you can see how the prisons actually looked like, and how the prisoners lived in them. The exhibitions are rather...More

1  Thank TapaniTT
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Well presented museum. Nothing overwhelming, but interesting enough to visit if you like your history.

Thank TheKiwiViking
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Interesting one. Let you know how peopl used to live and get punished many years ago. I can say it was the most interesting place to visit in Gavle

1  Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 10 February 2015

A great job have been done creating the dolls within the museum and the way the presentation is done using headphones and a portable unit. Definitely a must see when visiting Gävle.

Thank Mikael T
Reviewed 18 November 2014

The best is to buy ticket for ghoust tour when you do, for the price you also can come back to see the museum the next two days. The tour is between 6 and 8 and it is great. Actors are really scary. Perfect make...More

2  Thank Eva B
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

At first glance I thought that I'm going to see a great and impressive history about this place but it turned out that half of the museum was transformed into gov offices. And only a small portion was remaining for the museum to exhibit. However...More

4  Thank Omar E
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