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“Small, but absolutely lovely”
Review of Malmohus

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Ranked #8 of 89 things to do in Malmo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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“Small, but absolutely lovely”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My boys are young and busy, but they also enjoy a visit to Malmohus. One of their favorite exhibits shows a rat in a barrel of food intended for a ship. We all enjoyed seeing how a castle would look like during the Middle Ages. They also have an interesting shoe exhibit with thousands of leather shoes from the period. There are some beautiful period dresses from the medieval period as well as tiny beds.

There are also some lovely paintings and are worth perusing.

Visited February 2012
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“Good views from top”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The palace is stark and almost empty. The view from the top is good and so is the area surrounding the palace.

Visited September 2012
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“Nothing special from the inside.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I recommend viewing the outside of the building, especially in the evening light. It is beautiful. But the unfortunately renovated inside part with the museum of anything but Swedish history is not worth the time spent.

Visited November 2012
Thank Jana13
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Malmo, Sweden
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“Malmo Museer”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

One of the first things that was cool was the Museum is an old castle. I enjoyed the quick tour around the grounds and then to get an interesting insight of the history of Skane and Malmö. At had stuffed animals and birds that were in the area and other interesting facts about the history of Malmö. A great rainy afternoon trip out. The cafe was an OK visit as well.

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting museum at great value”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I visited the castle as a child, and was pleasantly surprised that it was just as interesting to come back to as an adult.

The castle is well-situated in a large park, and easy to get to as it is very close to Malmö city centre and train station.

The entry fee was a mere 40SEK (less than £4), which included entry to the Technological museum and another exhibition space across the road, on the same day.

For a deposit, the castle also offers lockers, where we safely tucked away our coats etc, making it a very enjoyable stroll around the castle. There was also a lot of facilities for people with young children and prams/push chairs.

The castle itself was quite chilly to walk around though, so don't lock away all your warm clothing!

There were plenty of different things to see, which surprised me. An aquarium (!), lots of stuffed animals, and plenty of seemingly random exhibitions such as a hall full of old school posters, an exhibition on 1920s fashion, a floor for sculptures and artwork from different centuries.

It seems some exhibitions (except aquarium, zoology, and paintings/sculptures) change regularly, so it's worth researching which are on at the moment. Both the 1920s fashion and the educational posters were interesting to see - albeit a little random when we had gone because we wanted to visit an old castle!

The 'old' parts of the castle, including the dungeons, were relatively well made-up, with interesting bits and pieces strewn around the walls and rooms.

For me it was a nice refresher of Malmö's history, and my boyfriend (who is not from Sweden) came away having learnt a lot about the city's older history.

At the time a film production had taken over the King's apartments, which we were disappointed by. Although the staff did make us aware of this at the time of ticket purchase. That only gives us another reason to return, I suppose!

Overall, it was a great visit, and we could have spent the entire afternoon there, had we only known how many different parts there were to visit.

Visited August 2012
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