Casimirsborgs Bronsålderscentrum (Bronze Age Centre)

A unique and exciting place to visit with scenes depicting life during the Bronze Age. Both old and young, adults and children, can explore the untouched Bronze Age landscape and gain an insight into what life was like by, among other things, talking to researchers and artisans in various authentic environments and contexts. Casimirsborgs Bronsålderscentrum (Bronze Age Centre) has: A museum with exhibitions about the Bronze Age and the area. A cafe. A shop. A “restaurant” (make your own Bronze Age food on the fire’s embers). Petroglyphs: own hiking (map is in the shop), make your own petroglyphs/graffiti. A market. Courses (at the folk high school): Pictures of the east coast’s Bronze Age – a week-long course about the Bronze Age, how people lived and their customs (advance booking is required). Be an archaeologist for a day – on a treasure hunt around the world (24-hour advance booking is required). Find and document rock carvings – a treasure hunt through the countryside – In pursuit of the Bronze Age (24-hour advance booking is required) – how and what the Bronze Age man hunted, including practical experience (24-hour advance booking is required). Activities: Horse riding (15 minutes). Riding on a horse and carriage between the entrance and the ancient remains. Archery – hit the target on the pretend deer. Casimirsborgs slott (Castle) – guided tour (45 minutes). Bronze Age remnants – guided tour (1 hour). How to find rock carvings – guided tour (1 hour). For the children: Stone maze. Look at our sheep, horses and hens. Build your own Bronze Age village. Adventure track. Combined open-air walking and quiz competition. Shooting with a bow and arrow. Dress up as a Bronze Age man (certain parts of the programme are preliminary and may be subject to change). How to get there From Västervik: drive towards Gränsö and go past the castle ruins and the candle making factory, continue straight ahead towards Segersgärde, approximately 20 km from Västervik. Turn right into the car park when you see the sign for Kasimirsborg. Cross the road and enter Casimirsborg. From Gamleby: drive across the old square towards Lofta, after approximately 2.5 km turn right towards Västervik. After approximately 7.5 km take the left-hand exit into the car park when you see the sign for Kasimirsborg. Cross the road and enter Casimirsborg. Tel. no.:0493-101 07, 0768 43 85 43 E-mail:info@casimirsborg.se Home page:casimirsborg.se [.]
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Smultronboda

Smultronboda is a live sheep farm north of Västervik. In the farm shop you will find the award-winning lamb sausages, festive tender loin, cumin pork and many other meat products including cuts of lamb. In addition, cheese, vegetables and eggs are on sale from the district. In Smultronboda they can also smoke your venison. Call us and let us know how we can help you. Smultronboda is participating in "Tourism at home," "A Taste of Tjust" and other events. During the summer, the cafe is also open on certain days and nights. On www.smultronboda.se you will find information about opening hours, special offers, events and more. Tuesday-Sunday from 12-16. On Fridays, the cafe is open in the evening until 19.00.
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Psykiatriska Museets (the Psychiatric Museum)

Västervik Hospital opened in 1912 due to the great need for hospital beds for the mentally ill. The hospital served as its own society and when it reached its peak there were about 1,400 patients and 900 staff. It was a closed world, which you can now get an insight into at the Psychiatric Museum. The museum is housed in a former ward which has been restored to its original condition. You will receive a guided tour of how the hospital operated when it was in use. There are also photographs available to see from this period. In addition to the regular exhibitions there are several smaller exhibitions organized each year.
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Sights

Narrow-gauge railway

Welcome to the Västervik-Hultsfred narrow-gauge railway, a living museum depicting how a country train journey could be undertaken some 40-50 years ago. Every summer steam-hauled vintage trains and diesel units wend their way along the 71 km (44 mile) long line, through forests and round lakes, across wide open spaces and through tight narrow cuttings. Here you will find a unique railway preserved in its entirety, with its stations and small halts, its workshops and p.w. huts, and cottages for the track workers. You can buy tickets on the train or at Västervik´s Tourist Office.
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Wimmerströmska Gården (Wimmerströmska estate)

Wimmerströmska farm was opened to the general public for the first time in the summer of 2001. The house dates back to the 18th century and has an apartment on the upper level, a beautifully preserved home with a large collection of interesting artefacts (6000 different items). The home looks exactly as it did when Stina Wimmerström lived there. Visitors during guided tours will hear the story of this unique woman who during her lifetime collected porcelain, ceramics, clothes, antique furniture, embroideries and art. Book your guided tour. During the summer you can also listen to Visskolan’s students entertain.
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Västerviks Museum Unos Torn (Unos tower)

A visit to the Västervik’s Museum will give you new insight into the long history of the Tjust district. You will be able to look at the exhibits, stroll through the scenic park area, take a look at the old cottages or pop your head into the old forge or the quarry. Outside the museum, there is also a collection of peasant boats, known as tjustökor. If you like heights, you might also take the opportunity to enjoy the views of the city from our observation tower.
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