The Prison Museum of Sweden, Gavle

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  • Staff seemed welcoming. The café 's bread was a disappointment. Old and dull. Make a visit to the Museum and coffee elsewhere!
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  • Just over an hour, it takes to visit the two buildings which the Museum is housed in. One is the more modern prison, and the other by the older variant of the prison where you sat waiting for the penalty, which almost always was physical, it would be determined. Usually, it was execution. In both places, it has audio guide with just enough long recordings. The Museum is interesting and instructive, but not touching. Perhaps because they do not have the guided tours with the real guide. If you want to make it a little more exciting for children or others who happen to be superstitious so one can watch an episode of "the unknown", which was recorded here (section 8 in Oct 2014). It is said that the haunted before Terry Evans came in and showed the troubled souls how they would go toward the light. You can park just off the wall for six dollars an hour. Admission for adults is $80, but half the price with the heritage card.
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  • The Museum is centrally located, near the Castle. The Museum is an old prison that has been redesigned and is now in the different cells talks about crime and punishment has been dealt with for centuries. Each room has its own story and is exciting to visit for all ages. We got a guided tour which was one of the best I've experienced. Detailed and a little teaterinspirerat. There are ghosts, too, by the way.
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