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“something new to learn”

The Prison Museum of Sweden
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Gavle
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Uppsala, Sweden
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“something new to learn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

First time there with classmates, the person who guide us was so nice and give us good information about the place and the story behind it. Nice for those who never been in prison museum before so you can learn something new. Right when I get inside I can feel "something", scarry but so informative :)

Visited May 2011
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English first
Gavle, Sweden
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125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fascinating and scaring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

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

Thank JonasA
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