Malmöhus & Museums, Malmö

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  • ...through fortifications...
    ...through fortifications...
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  • ...and Medieval splendour...
    ...and Medieval splendour...
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    Two Hours With Neither A Beer Nor A Ciggie!!

    by johngayton Updated Mar 18, 2012
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    By the time I'd had my wander through the Kungsparken I was about ready for a bite of lunch and maybe (HA!) a beer but the sign for the City Museum caught my eye and then upon letting my dumbdumb feet lead me further I found this - pic #1

    This just had to be investigated.

    The city's Malmohus museum is housed (literally) in what was one of the main strongholds protecting the city to its west and overlooking the Sound. Originally built in 1434 the castle was expanded and became a royal residence in the mid 16th century during the reign of King Christian III, whilst still keeping its role as a fortification.

    Its present-day incarnation is as the city's main museum and what an excellent museum it is. The exhibits trace the local history from pre-history to the present day and even though much of the signage is in Swedish only the tale is easily comprehensible.

    Digressions abound: such as when the castle became a prison; a bit of Swedish v Danish history (with a strange bias towards the Swedish viewpoint - a contrasting account to that to be gained from, say, Helsingor's castle) and some more modern stuff in the art gallery space.

    Yes - "space" if no other thing I caught a sense of here in Malmo it was space.

    This is defintely a "MUST DO" here and for 40 SEK (less than the price of a beer) well worth the money. For full details regarding opening times etc and to get a further taster visit the website below -

    http://www.malmo.se/museer

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    Malmöhus

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 18, 2006

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    Malm��hus

    Malmöhus Castle is Scandinavia's oldest surviving renaissance-era castle. It was constructed in 1434 and finally completed in the 1500s. Over the next two hundred years, it was one of the residences of the Danish Royal Family. After Sweden took control of Malmö, the role of this castle-fortress quickly declined and later became nothing more than a prison.

    Today Malmöhus houses the City Museum of Malmö. The museum entrance fee is 40 SEK for adults, and the museum closes each day at 1600.

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    Maritime & Technical Museum

    by Sjalen Updated May 22, 2006

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    Belonging to the Malmö museum organisation is this separate building housing museums on maritime and technical things. Very good with children on a rainy day, it is not big but includes a section on shipping, including an old Swedish submarine to climb into and explore, as well as sections on airplanes and steam engines.

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    The Museum of Technology

    by illumina Written May 2, 2006

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    Teknik-Och Sjöfartsmuseet is a well-presented technology and maritime museum displaying aircraft, motor vehicles, steam engines as well as the submarine U-3. This latter you can actually walk into - it's very cramped inside and immediately made me feel very claustrophobic, a sensation which only became stronger when I discovered that it would originally have had a crew of 25 men! It was bad enough with only two of us in there!

    Admission to this museum is included in the price of the ticket to Malmöhus (and vice versa).

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    Malmöhus

    by illumina Written May 2, 2006

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    The main museums of Malmö are based around Malmöhus - a renaissance castle which is the oldest surviving example in Scandinavia, and a monument from the period when Malmö belonged to Denmark; it was founded in the 15th century, and rebuilt by Christian III in the 16th century. You can walk though the royal apartments with their fine interiors and portrait collections. The building also houses the Municipal Museum (archaeology, natural history and art and culture). If you have children, the Natural history section (to the right and down stairs as you enter) will be the best entertainment - the aquarium is fascinating, and my personal favourites were the gorgeously coloured poison frogs, the sloths and the fruit bats! Wonderful!

    Admission I think is 40SEK (this includes admission to the Kommendanthuset and The Museum of Technology).

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    Malmohusvagen-Vagnmusset

    by bpacker Updated Mar 30, 2006

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    Other than the The Museum of Technology. the military musuem also houses the Vagnmusset or the Carriage Museum. It displayed carriages from the 18th century, coaches, and even ancient motorcycles! Ha, my biker hubby would cry if he knew what he was missing.

    Note: Received news that it closed down already.

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    Malmöhus Castle

    by bambino36 Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Malm��hus Castle, Malm��

    Malmöhus Castle is the oldest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia and was built in 1436 during the regency of Eric of Pomerania. He also built a citadel which was destroyed later.
    The Danish King Christian III built a new castle, in 1537, which was finished in 1542.
    When Malmö became Swedish in 1658, it no longer served as a royal castle and the defensive functions of the castle were instead reinforced by the Swedish military forces.

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    Four Museums inside a Castle

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Malm��hus Castle Moat

    After saying my prayers at St Petri, Liz and I toggled off to Lilla Torg to have lunch. A cinch since that little square was full of restaurants. Fortified, we set off by foot to Malmöhus Castle, Sweden's oldest surviving renaissance castle and a monument from Malmö's Danish period. Hard to believe but this castle houses 4 museums on the inside! Yup, you can find the City Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Aquarium and Tropicarium, and the Konstmuseet inside. On the outside was the quintessential castle moat. The clear waters caught the odd-looking castle reflection splendidly. Yes, it is odd! From the outside, you'll see two massive drum towers looking for all the world like farm storage silos and strung between them a single slim building.

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    Ancient Harley Davison in Vagnmusset

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Ancient Harley Davison

    Ha, this is what Hubby would have loved to see. An ancient harley davison . I'm willing to bet if this baby can run, it would make a helluvaof a noise. The Vagnmusset (Carriage Museum) had many more of these vehicles from the 18th century . Not bad considering that it used to be a former military horse stable .

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    Chapel within Malmöhus

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Mosaic Artwork in Malm��hus Castle

    Now somewhere in the depths of Malmöhus Castle lies a little chapel. The only extraordinary thing about this place was the depiction of Christ et al ( angels, clouds, etc ) in full mosaic glory ! The artwork just took our breath away. Since the place was empty, Liz just sat on the floor to admire the handiwork. As for me, I did something crazier.

    Opening Hours:
    Jan-May noon-4pm daily;
    Jun-Aug 10am-4pm daily;
    Sep-Dec noon-4pm daily

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    Mosaic Art in a Malmöhus Castle Chapel

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Mosaic Art in Malm��hus Castle

    Somewhere in the depths of Malmöhus Castle lies a little chapel with an extraordinary mosaic ceiling. As i laid on my back to take this picture, I thought of the poor sod who must have cemented one tile at a time to complete the gigantic jig-saw artwork.

    Opening Hours:
    Jan-May noon-4pm daily;
    Jun-Aug 10am-4pm daily;
    Sep-Dec noon-4pm daily

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    Aquarium within Malmöhus Castle

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    The Malm��hus Aquarium

    I suppose the Malmöhus Castle is the only royal establishment in the world that houses an Aquarium and terrarium with fish, snakes and other nocturnal creatures. Though it is tiny, the place is worth taking a look as you really need a break after looking at all the old tapestries right?

    Opening Hours:
    Jan-May noon-4pm daily;
    Jun-Aug 10am-4pm daily;
    Sep-Dec noon-4pm daily

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    Russian Artwork in Malmöhus Castle

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Classic Adam and Eve

    As I mentioned, the Malmöhus Castle houses the Konstmuseet which contains a collection of old artworks by Scandinavian masters . Do keep a lookout of the the collection of Russian oil paintings from around 1900 , as it is the largest collection outside of Russia. My favourite was the depiction of the biblical Adam and Eve. Forever nude, strategically clad in leaves and lusting after a Red delicious. Sheesh.

    Opening Hours:
    Jan-May noon-4pm daily;
    Jun-Aug 10am-4pm daily;
    Sep-Dec noon-4pm daily

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    Inside a Swedish U3 submarine

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Inside a U3 Sub at Malm��

    Other than the dials, we also checked out the crummy sleeping conditions of the submariners. Boy was it claustrophobic. Glad I am a woman and that I don't have to go inside one of these things . I don't think I can last more than a day crammed like a sardine in a submarine.

    Where:Inside a u3 submarine, Teknik-Och Sjöfartsmuseet, Malmö
    Cost:Free with the Malmö Card

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    Inside a U3 submarine

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Liz in the U-3 submarine

    Our curiousity got the better of us so we squeezed our fat selves into the claustrophobic confines of the submarine. Fascinating. We saw dials, pipes and all kinds of gadgets inside.

    Where:Teknik-Och Sjöfartsmuseet , inside a U3 submarine
    Cost:Free with the Malmö Card

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