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Lund University Historical Museum (Historiska Museet)

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Address: 1 Kraftstorg, Lund 223 50, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 46 222 79 44
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Nice history museum

The museum is small, but it has an excellent early history section with many stone tools. The staff were helpful, too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

With all due respect to the many five star reviews given to this University Museum, it really doesn't have all that much to offer tourists. Almost all the exhibits are listed in Swedish only, and, really, how many Neolithic axe heads can one see? The entire museum, in my opinion, needs a rethink and some upgrading. If it's raining the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The museum is small, but it has an excellent early history section with many stone tools. The staff were helpful, too.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I really enjoyed my visit to this small but interesting museum. The Medieval section i thought was fascinating and if this was in the UK i am sure the artifacts would either be behind glass panels or locked doors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

It is interesting/fascinating how they built in parts of old stone valves and parts of old buildings in to the museum. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

There was much to see not just from Lund's history. Had been looking for several hours if I had the energy. And someone complained about the price ?! 50 SEK admission and free for students, definitely worth a visit! However, most of it is in Swedish.

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Nice displays, however lack of signs in English and even in Swedish. There are some impressive local Stone Age artifacts but the lack of signs even in Swedish make it a bit hard to relate to. It is a nice small museum though, you can do it in an hour, cozy experience and free for students!

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Reykjavik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

The place to go with friends and family, children specially. Gives a good overview of culture and arcitecture of Lund and southern Sweden. A unique experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

The visit of Historical Museum was indeed a great memory during my visit to Lund. Originally, the Museum Building was the Bishop's residence which was built in 1840-1845, is now turned in a Historical Museum. Great place for History lovers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

This museum seems to be focused on local tourists, as most displays are in Swedish. But it has a wide collection of artefacts from different eras and topics including stone age, bronze age, religious and natural history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

Definite mixed feelings here. Some of the galleries had VERY interesting topics while a couple of them had displays that seemed to be incredibly redundant (will purely depend on whether the topic is of interest to you, I guess!). One very frustrating thing here was that almost everything was in Swedish. Before you start ripping on me for being so... More 

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