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The Prison Museum of Sweden - reopens on the 30th of June

Location: Gävle
Hamiltong 1 & 3 , 802 66 Gävle (show map)
Category: Museum, To do, Sights, [...]

Please note: From April 10th and onwards, we are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Follow 500 years of dark history from the old castle jail with its dungeons and corporal punishments, to one of Sweden's first penitentiaries from 1847.

Here you will experience the Swedish prison system. How it developed from a time when prisoners were publicly shamed and humiliated through physical penalization, to a time when they were completely isolated from society, and punished by solitary confinement.

Audioguides in english and german are included in the fee.

Opening hours:
Wednesday 12-18.
Thursday - Sunday 12-16.
Open all days during the summer.


Date Time Arena/Place
14 Aug
Friday 14 aug 2020 12:00 - 16:00 Sveriges Fängelsemuseum
15 Aug
Saturday 15 aug 2020 12:00 - 16:00 Sveriges Fängelsemuseum

Contact information

Street address 1
Hamiltong 1 & 3
City (address)
802 66 Gävle
Phone number (booking)
+46 26654430
Phone number
+46 26654430
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