The Naval Museum
Galleons and wrecks
n the heart of the historic maritime setting of Stumholmen in Karlskrona, the Naval Museum's streamlined building stretches like a 145 metre pier straight out into the harbour.
The look of the museum is reminiscent of the naval base's workshops and sheds. The building's façades are clad in plaster and wood, while the roof is laid with sheet metal. Inside, the museum features bare surfaces and a warehouse-like feel, with light and airy halls interspersed with smaller rooms.
The museum allows visitors to see and experience the history of the Swedish Navy from the 18th century to the present day, with the museum's boats moored up on the quay outside. A glazed underwater tunnel beneath the building brings you up close to the wreck of an 18th-century ship, probably the warship Göta Lejon.
Dunder's Deck and the Sailors' Workshop are popular with children, offering a chance to play and try out some seafarers' pastimes. Older children can find out what it's like to helm different types of vessel in the Ship Simulator.
If you're stopping by the museum in summer 2014, you'll be able to visit the all-new Submarine Hall, where you can go aboard the HMS Neptun and also see Sweden's very first submarine from 1904.
The building is part of our shared cultural heritage. The National Property Board looks after it, but it is the museum that keeps the building alive. Information on exhibitions and activities can be found on the museum's website.
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371 32 Karlskrona