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

Address: Hamiltong 1 & 3 , 802 66 Gävle Show map

Address: Hamiltong 1 & 3 , 802 66 Gävle

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.

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