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Experience prison conditions of the past in two unique prison buildings. Follow history from the old castle jail with its underground dungeons, dating back to the mid-1600s, to one of Sweden’s first penitentiaries, dating from 1847. You will witness...more
Very interesting museum with excellent audio set up included in price of admission.
It presents the way crime and punishment has evolved over the centuries in Gävle in a little house across the street from the main prison. Then you can tour the prison cells...More
Apart from several interesting stories, offerring rather basic and obvious info. If you don't speak Swedish, you'll only have the short audioguide (included in ticket price), all descriptions are in Swedish only. And it's very small, several cells and a couple of rooms in another...More
It was little expensive for the size of the museum. I visited the same along with my friends, and few parts are under renovation. It was held in two buildings sitting opposite one another the first shows how prisoners were kept.......... The other building was...More
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
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
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