Malmöhus & Museums, Malmö

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  • ...to a concert space and beyond...
    ...to a concert space and beyond...
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  • From pre-history...
    From pre-history...
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  • ...through fortifications...
    ...through fortifications...
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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.

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    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.

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    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?

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

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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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    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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    Malmohusvagen-Teknik-Och Sjofartsmuseet

    by bpacker Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    The submarine U-3

    After Liz and I exhausted all four museums in the Castle, we went across the street to check out Kommendanthuset ( Military Museum) and Teknik-Och Sjöfartsmuseet (Museum of Technology). Not that we were military buffs or anything. We just wanted to milk our malmo card for all its worth. The most impressive exhibit I remembered was the moby-dick sized submarine U-3.

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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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    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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    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.

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

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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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    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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    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 jonkb Written Apr 1, 2004

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    Malm��hus

    Malmöhus is the oldest still standing renesans castle in the Nordic region. You can still see remainds of Erik av Pommerns castel from 1434. It was the royal residens whenever the danish royal visited Malmö, and it was also a prison for high ranking prisoners.

    When the swedes took over in 1658, the fortress became fortified, but the fortress lost its significance during the 1700. It was used as a prison from 1828 till 1909.

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