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“Fascinating and scaring”

The Prison Museum of Sweden
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Gavle
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Owner description: Experience prison conditions of the past in two unique prison buildings. Follow history from the old castle jail with its underground dungeons, dating back to the mid-1600s, to one of Sweden’s first penitentiaries, dating from 1847. You will witness the Swedish prison system, which developed from a period of public enforced shame and corporal punishment to a time when prisoners were isolated from society in what we now call solitary confinement. A visit to the Prison Museum leaves no one unaffected. When you visit the museum, borrow an audioguide in english or german for free!
Reviewed December 29, 2011

17th centuary prison with fascinating storys of the prisonsystem of those days.

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