Real battleships, 18th century figureheads, unique models and an underwater tunnel with a genuine wreck. Experience Swedish naval history at the Naval Museum. For children we have Dunder’s deck and a sailors’ workshop. Free admission for children up to 18.
Activities is about cooperation, teamwork, problem solving and humor! 23 Qustar with 71 different rooms to solve. Do you have what it takes?
Karlskrona Porcelain Museum
At Karlskrona Porcelain manufactured during the years 1918 - 1968 beautifully feldspar porcelain designed by famous artists such as Edward Hald, Percy, Alf Jarnestad, Sven Erik Skawonius and others. In parts of the old factory building, a large part of production is shown in contemporary environments.
Albinsson & Sjöberg’s Car Museum
In the Car Museum intermingled treasures from the past: luxurious automobiles together with the cars that everyone could afford, motorcycles, caravans, purpose-built cars and much more. A unique collection enthusiast vehicles, linked to legendary drivers and car builder profiles.
Blekinge museum is situated on Fisktorget, with exhibition halls in several buildings, and the museum always offers new exhibitions, that are arranged continually. It depicts Karlskrona’s and Blekinge county’s past through a number of permanent exhibitions, including a noteworthy 18th century apartment in Wachtmeister's palace, called Grevagården. There is also a very pleasant café in the recreated baroque garden as well as Grevagrundet - Blekinge museum’s playground with an archipelago theme.
Barnens Lekland is an indoor play centre for children between the ages of 1 and 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Here in this huge facility with a jungle theme, children can play football and basketball in the multi-sport arena, compete against friends on the slides, crawl through tunnels and find there way past obstacles and giant balls. There is a separate section for the very young children with a ball-sea and a slide. Café with favourites for all ages!
Museum Kulenovic Collection
The art museum Kulenovic Collection is situated in Karlskrona's Gamla Vattenborg (Old Water tower) on Stortorget (The Big Square) in Karlskrona. Unique art on display in a unique environment! From renaissance to modernism. Boulle, Braque, Bruegel, Fragonard, Friedrich, van Gogh, Hill, Le Prince, Lionardo, Matisse, Melendez, Moitte, Rembrandt, Reni, Schjerfbeck and Steer. International art: From the Renaissance to the 20th century.
The former shipyard is now one of Karlskrona’s most outstanding attractions and the basis of the World Heritage status. Here you will find, among relatively modern buildings, a variety of buildings and technology covering more than 300 years of shipbuilding. Visit the longest wooden building in the country, Repslagarbanan, Wasaskjul, Polhemsdockan and Gallionslunden. There is also a tour that takes you to Lindholmen by sea. This shows you Karlskrona from the the sea side and takes you out to the former naval yard. You can only visit Lindholmen with a guided tour. During the summer there are regular tours, contact the tourist office to arrange tours at other times.
Drottningskärs kastell (citadel) was largely built during the last decade of the 17th century and is considered one of Sweden’s foremost defence constructions, a complete and well preserved fortress from Sweden’s period as a great power. The citadel has a large castle keep in granite with gun deck, powder magazine and quarters. It has four bastions named after the queens Maria, Christina, Hedvig and Ulrica. The commandant’s quarters are in the courtyard. The citadel was prepared for war during various periods throughout the 18th century and up to 1811 with at the most 250 men. Since 1895 Drottningskär has not played an active part in the Swedish defence system. Instead Aspö Ellenabbsfortet took over this role and was equipped with heavy, armoured vessel guns. You can get to Drottningskär citadel all year round via the car ferry to Aspö. The archipelago boats stop here during the summer. There is also a restaurant and café.
Did you know that the most Swedish of all Swedish motifs, and perhaps the most widely distributed, is found in Karlskrona – on tiny Brändaholm. 43 red cottages with white corners, waving flags and a bright blue sea. And the motif continues to be spread across the globe as a representation of genuine Swedishness. Come take a look at the real thing!
This fort has defended the entrance to Karlskrona for more than 300 years. Kungsholms Fort is still operational within the Swedish defences. The remarkable round harbour has become somewhat of a symbol for Karlskrona’s status as a World Heritage site. Exotic plants from all corners of the globe flourish under the protection of the fort’s walls. They have been brought here over many years on vessels returning from distant voyages. A museum on the island depicts the fort’s history. There are regular guided tours to Kungsholms Fort during the summer, visits can also be arranged for groups and individuals at other times. Regular guided tours all summer, contact the tourist office to book: +46 (0)455-30 34 90