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Arbetets Museum

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Address: Laxholmen, Norrkoping 602 21, Sweden
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+46 11 18 98 00
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Do not miss this interesting builing

The name is special " the iron" comes from the buildings shape with the falling river on Both sides. It used to be a textile factory with mostly Female staff. No a museum... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Leif S
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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Konya, Turkey
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum but it is not worth to visit. Waste of time. During the visit hours some repairmen working also.

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Thank berke_han
Valby, Denmark
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The name Arbetets Museum (Museum of Work) for an institution based in Norrköping, one of the centers of Swedish industrialization, suggests visitor would see exhibitions about industrial work, work conditions, machinery, working class history etc. I was pretty disappointed, however. This is not a museum proper (they don't have any material collections) but a five storey exhibition hall. They featured... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Norrkoping, Sweden
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The name is special " the iron" comes from the buildings shape with the falling river on Both sides. It used to be a textile factory with mostly Female staff. No a museum dedicarer to work. Different exibitions. Many very interesting and you Will see things you found when you was much younger or with your old relatives. The cafeteria... More 

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Thank Leif S
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It's in the industrial part of the city, or at least really close to it, and it's one of the best-looking attractions. I didn't have time to check much of the exhibits but the outside area really looks nice.

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Thank Damir B
Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

great museum. Interesting stuff. Café lets the place down -- staff seemed distracted and a bit unfreindly

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Thank Jax W
Florida
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636 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We were expecting more in the way of educational exhibits relating to work. Instead, there was a little bit of history, a political cartoons display, some portraits of fathers, and a moving conveyor belt with random items. It is a very large building with 7 floors and two industrial elevators to help you get to them. There is little else... More 

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Thank solomon5
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Arranged a workshop here, already from booking there was a good feeling. On arrival we were making changes in number of participants and requirements of group rooms, no problems! Staff is really service minded, lunch was really good, over all well worth the money.

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Thank NativeSwede
Newcastle, Australia
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362 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

A fabulous cafe is found here! The actual museum contains temporary exhibitions so where we expected to see "work" related displays we were very disappointed.

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Thank Newytraveller53
Cambridge
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

intersting. Not quite what I had expected but still nice. Mostly impressed with how the old buildings have been rescued and restored,

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Thank Marja53
Watford, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Museum in a former industrial building built in 1917, once described as Europe's most beautiful factory. Seven floors of exhibitions. The main exhibition - Land of Tomorrow - focuses on working and everyday life. A conveyor belt with period artifacts from the 1980's and onwards moves through the exhibition which will be on display until 2019. The only permanent display... More 

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