Malmohus castle
Malmohus castle
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Malmöhus Castle is Scandinavia´s oldest surviving Renaissance castle. Here Denmark´s coins were minted in the Middle Ages and here Crown Prince Frederick held wild parties in the 16th century. Prisoners were beheaded in the courtyard in the 19th century. Today Malmöhus forms part of Malmö Museer. The castle is part of Sweden´s cultural heritage and is managed by the National Property Board.
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  • Levi M
    Jaffa, Israel17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely entertaining and mind-blowing exhibits
    I was in awe before even entering the castle. We walked across a bridge over the moat and Entered the grand castle. The tickets were ridiculously cheap and the museums were mind-blowing. My favorite was the biology museum which holds hundreds of species of interesting and exotic animals from poisonous dart frogs and horned chameleons to piranhas and monitor lizards. There is also a museum on the upper floors which depicts the history of the castle which served as a home and fortress for many kings as well as a prison in the 19th century and even a safe house for refugees during WWll. This museum in my opinion is the highlight of Malmo.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 6, 2023
  • ali_s
    London, United Kingdom11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Good Price, Lots to Do
    The student ticket was only 20kr and it gets you into everything. There is a lot of things to do. There was a crowd of people waiting to buy tickets as soon as the castle opened but if you wait about 20mins you can go straight to the desk. There are free lockers for bags but they didn't all work so I I stead just had to carry my backpack in my hands
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 25, 2023
  • David C
    Bristol, United Kingdom40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more than expected
    Not a lot in the castle as such but lots to see in attached museum, much more than I expected. Includes galleries, exhibitions, concert hall, aquarium / reptiles, some stuffed animals in diaramas etc. set in a nice park.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom1,408 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Imposing building
    Not at all what we expected as we made our way to the castle, very imposing and plain. We did not have time to go in but enjoyed reading the information boards to gain an insight into the history. Very different to castles we are used to seeing , and the moat was impressive .
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Dream26270206130
    27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little something for everyone
    Will say, very underwhelming on the outside because it’s not your “typical” castle but it was a nice experience. Will say, very random things within the castle itself, the dinosaur exhibit, aquarium downstairs, art and history upstairs. So there’s a little something for everyone. They do student tickets which is 50% off regular ticket. Cheap way of getting to know Malmö a little better.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Knipoog
    Utrecht, The Netherlands212 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking just not possible
    The museum is quite nice. We spend some joyful time there. Not to expensive. But it's not equipped for the visitors that are coming there on a rainy day. One ticket sale counter inside, so the waiting line was 50 meters outside. And don't even think about parking, the parking space available is 50 ish procent from what would be adequate. And there are no parking alternatives nearby.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • mkkaiser
    Omaha, Nebraska29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must stop visit in Malmö
    Excellent combination of Castle and Museum. Outstanding displays with both Swedish and English explanations. Castle has historical displays from the 1400s. They also have section of museum with displays of current times and interests. The conservative fashion displays was very good. There is also an aquarium and display of local wildlife. The art gallery was really interesting.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • tezpil
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom4,651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more than first impressions
    Much more than first impression . A castle and museum combined. Explains how the castle was used for many different purposes throughout it's lifetime. Displays including fashion, art works , china, different styles of paintings and artefacts from the castles inhabitants. A lovely art deco staircase too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
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Happy_Scandinavian
Malmö, Sweden42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This museum just seems to be less and less each time I go there. I want more of Malmö, more of Skåne, more of Danmark. There is so much else it focuses on and the new "refurbishment" somehow makes it feel smaller.

Ineffective use of space is something I also feel everytime I visit and poor cohesion of the exhibits.

Sure, it is cheap, they have done refurbishment since last time and things are not as dusty. But I still feel it is lacking a lot of what it could be. The 4 euro tickets are good, the aquarium is very nice to give it some good points. But the souvenir shop is boring still. To much of it is art and the nice old furniture section feels "lessened" in the new design of it.

There need to be more effort to be a Scanian focused museum. Not all these other things they put in there in the midst, Making it a messy experience. To much modern art, not enough history and focus on things. The whole museum should do some self reflection along with perhaps taking a few courses of social interaction. They barely ever even notice you or just look like a sourer puss when you wander the halls. They might also wish to tell their summer "workers", teenagers that loiter in sofas with a "Praktikant" sign on them to do something. It looks like a school on break with them just laying around with their phones in their hand. Tourists and visitors pay for this, the sofa is there for the visitor. Not the summer working teenagers.

Aslong as these things are not handled, this place will just be less and less appealing.
Written July 22, 2022
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KTLund
Lund, Sweden600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My cousins came for a visit and we chose to spend our time in Malmö at the museum. I had told them about the art and the very old organ. Unfortunately, both were blocked off because of the renovation. We visited a temporary art exhibition which was ok but not great and then went to visit the castle. Only two rooms were available to see and a large group was having some kind of gathering related to the Danish golden horns so we didn't even get to see them. Very disappointing. . . . hope the reonovation is done SOON!
Written February 4, 2020
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ali_s
London, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The student ticket was only 20kr and it gets you into everything. There is a lot of things to do. There was a crowd of people waiting to buy tickets as soon as the castle opened but if you wait about 20mins you can go straight to the desk.
There are free lockers for bags but they didn't all work so I I stead just had to carry my backpack in my hands
Written March 26, 2023
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Levi M
Jaffa, Israel17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I was in awe before even entering the castle. We walked across a bridge over the moat and
Entered the grand castle. The tickets were ridiculously cheap and the museums were mind-blowing. My favorite was the biology museum which holds hundreds of species of interesting and exotic animals from poisonous dart frogs and horned chameleons to piranhas and monitor lizards. There is also a museum on the upper floors which depicts the history of the castle which served as a home and fortress for many kings as well as a prison in the 19th century and even a safe house for refugees during WWll. This museum in my opinion is the highlight of Malmo.
Written March 6, 2023
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pfeirown
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
The Malmöhus castle is not what we expected given it’s the oldest preserved Renaissance castle in the Nordic countries. We started in the gardens which, even in mid September, were full of flowers. Stopped by the lighthouse and LB got to swing under an apple tree loaded with apples. On to the museum which houses a small aquarium and herpetarium, (I had to look that up.) or reptile house.
It also has an interactive section with games for mind and body. LB LOVED it. One of the exhibits is a game projected onto a rock climbing wall. Monsters appear and the gamer has to run around and up and down the wall to smash them. We finally had to drag LB away after an hour.
Plus there are sections on the history of the castle an exhibit on film. Definitely a good place for even very young children.
Written March 1, 2020
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SwiftyHarrow
Harrow, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A nice walk through park land to reach the castle. It was interesting to learn about the history of castle. What was surprised me was what else was contained within the building. It was worth seeing the aquarium and a large exhibition of Scandinavian art through the ages.
Written October 8, 2022
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David C
Bristol, UK40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Not a lot in the castle as such but lots to see in attached museum, much more than I expected. Includes galleries, exhibitions, concert hall, aquarium / reptiles, some stuffed animals in diaramas etc. set in a nice park.
Written May 12, 2023
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Dream26270206130
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Will say, very underwhelming on the outside because it’s not your “typical” castle but it was a nice experience. Will say, very random things within the castle itself, the dinosaur exhibit, aquarium downstairs, art and history upstairs. So there’s a little something for everyone. They do student tickets which is 50% off regular ticket. Cheap way of getting to know Malmö a little better.
Written June 6, 2023
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Much more than first impression . A castle and museum combined. Explains how the castle was used for many different purposes throughout it's lifetime. Displays including fashion, art works , china, different styles of paintings and artefacts from the castles inhabitants. A lovely art deco staircase too.
Written January 23, 2024
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MrsSoilwork
Sandbach, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
I visited today as the weather was bad. I didn't get to see the castle party of the museum, not sure why. But I loved the aquarium and natural history exhibitions, they were superb, especially as there was focus on local flora and fauna as well as exotics.
Really well laid out and informative and brilliant if you have children with you.

I also went on to the technical museum over the road which you can get into with the same tickey. 40 SEK for 2 museums is a bargain in my book!!!

I found a beautiful cafe in the park behind that was really reasonable and had lovely food too. Well worth a visit!
Written October 25, 2020
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