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The prison museum of Sweden

Address: Hamiltong 1 & 3 , 802 66 Gävle Date: Wednesday 17 jul 2019 - Sunday 29 Dec 2019 Show map

Address: Hamiltong 1 & 3 , 802 66 Gävle

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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