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“If interested in religion or history: visit!”

Sancta Birgitta Conventmuseum
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Vadstena
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Vanersborg, Sweden
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“If interested in religion or history: visit!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in religion or history as it tells about the history of monastery and convent life as well as about the Saint Birgittas life. It brings a lot of magic to it that the museum is located within the walls of the old convent so that you walk into the nun's dormatories while reading signs about how the convent worked as well as watching a lot of objects.

If you are interested in reading everything you may have to spend a couple of hours walking within the museum, but it's still worth a stroll even if you just want to get the right historical feeling.

This is perhaps not the best museum to visit for children, even if there are two activities that they might find fun: writing with a featherpencil (and ink) and also a clothing closet where you can try on clothes from the 14th Century (well, the clothes are of course modern, but they are replicas of the fashion back then).

All in all we made a rainy day into something special by our visit. Also make sure to visit the church at the same time since they are located a stone's throw from each other. Also there is a guided tour every day, I think it was around 1 pm. We never went (there were enough info to read as well) but I think that it might be good to have somebody with special knowledge guiding you through the convent.

Visited August 2013
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