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Arbetets Museum

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Address: Laxholmen, Norrkoping 602 21 , Sweden
Phone Number: 011-18 98 00
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intersting. Not quite what I had expected but still nice. Mostly impressed with how the old buildings have been rescued and restored,

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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263 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A fabulous cafe is found here! The actual museum contains temporary exhibitions so where we expected to see "work" related displays we were very disappointed.

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

intersting. Not quite what I had expected but still nice. Mostly impressed with how the old buildings have been rescued and restored,

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Thank Marja53
London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Museum in a former industrial building built in 1917, once described as Europe's most beautiful factory. Seven floors of exhibitions. The main exhibition - Land of Tomorrow - focuses on working and everyday life. A conveyor belt with period artifacts from the 1980's and onwards moves through the exhibition which will be on display until 2019. The only permanent display... More 

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Thank MikeWells90
Norrköping
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This building is very a very old building and was former a textilefabric with up to over hundred employers.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a different experience from most museums that I have visited, it was very interesting and innovative and more about the world of work that artifacts and the staff were really great.

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Thank Margaret M
Linkoping, Sweden
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Many nostalgic experiences. It was a couple of years ago, som I have not seen the latest. But it already in 2010 was really worthwhile.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An old textilemill, long abandoned and now converted to museum of work. You can follow the life of one of the spinninggirls depicted in each stairwell, as well as see the development of industrialisation. There are also several smaller exhibits, usually well worthwhile, as well as interactive station for kids. the cafe is nice, the wievs spectacular and from the... More 

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Thank Hampm57
Portugal
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really nice exhibition on contemporary culture from the 40´s and until the 80´s. Setting is perfect in the old industrial area. Like when they preserve and develop places like this instead of tearing them down.

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Norrkoping was the Manchester of Sweden. The museum does not have a lot but there is an interesting display on a moving belt of household items through the years. The museum next door which has some of the old textile machinery gives a much better view into Swedish life in the area through the past 2 centuries.

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Thank Mark W
Linkoping, Sweden
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86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

It is a perfect place if you want to get to know Swedish history and have a closer look how people used to live here - In Sweden and in Norrkoping. It is in the middle of Norrkoping, so it is really easy to find, and close to other attractions. They have extremely interesting and interactive exhibitions with music, toys,... More 

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