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The County Museum

Sodra Strandgatan 20, Gavle 801 28, Sweden
026-65 56 00
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Gavle
Type: Museums
Owner description: The County Museum of Gävleborg owns outstanding collections of Swedish art and design, with 300...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The County Museum of Gävleborg owns outstanding collections of Swedish art and design, with 300 paintings and sculptures on display. The museum also shows the famous design by Gunnar Cyrén and thousands of industrial design products and handicraft. You can use an audio guide to take the “highlight tour”. Don´t miss the Café and museum shop.

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Beijing
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were surprised at how much this museum has to offer, given that there is no admission fee! Modern and classical art, handcrafts, silver, and a terrific exhibit on changing trends (fashion, interior design, etc). We especially liked the exhibit on Gavle's history as a Läkerol factory town. Bear in mind, this is a small city museum, so don't go... More 

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Hamilton
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

If you want to know Gavle and its history you must visit this small local museum. Gavle was a big deal at one time and has a glorious and interesting history. The museum also features some painting by local artists that will help you get more understanding of local life

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Gavle, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Consists mostly of old paintings and boring exhibition. Where's the history? It's a disgrace.

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Gavle, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

A place you can return to plenty of times. Nice little museum near town centre. Great selection of Swedish artists, throughout the centuries. A neat exhibition of the designer Gunnar Cyrén.

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Chiba, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

This is a special museum in Gavle. Very fun for the kids and the spaces in the museum is relaxing. The tour guide can speak English and we really longed for it.

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