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Gotlands Museum, Visby

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A mix of art, history, culture and archaeological Gotland and Visby pieces make up Gotlands Museum, founded in 1875. The art collection consists of painting and crafts from the 1800s to modern times, often local or national. You'll explore three floors of Viking and medieval artifacts, gold and silver treasures found on the island, paintings by the well-known Richard Bergh, and an exhibit on the Battle of Gotland. Learn about 11th-century rune stones, 9,000-year-old skeletons, a local love story, and a summary of executions. See Gotlands Museum and all Visby has to offer by arranging your trip with our Visby vacation planner.
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  • This fairly small museum is very well laid out and the exhibits well displayed . You will know a great deal about Visby and Gotland by the end of your visit ranging from its Viking past to its heyday ...  more »
  • We were quite disappointed when we entered the museum. It starts with some stones made (and painted) by the Vikings, but without much context. On the second floor the history of Gotland is explained, ...  more »
  • We visited this museum with 2 younger kids (3-7). They have a new and great play area for kids on the upper floor. This museum is so diverse and so well made, it keeps your interest throughout all exh...  more »
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  • Very big museum a lot of things to see
  • Want to see Viking rune stones? This is the place to be. They have some fantastic ones. Also most of the museum is hands on, so children or easily bored adults will have a great time.
  • This island is very impressive, you can see most of it here. A must!
  • Those stone tablets on display are so interesting.
  • It is great to see as a once off.

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Where to stay in Visby

What Visby lacks in accommodations, it makes up for in charm with its medieval houses, cobblestone streets, and churches--not to mention the preserved medieval wall and abundance of roses. The moderate to upscale hotels in the city center tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to book in advance. There are also a handful of guesthouses and pensions, along with a very limited selection of hostels. If you're open to a bit of a drive, look to the south to the town of Burgsvik, a resort town with more accommodations.
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