4 small museums


Apart from the major venues, there are a number of smaller museums well worth a visit. Below are a few gems.

  • Kalmar maritime museum is the place to be for anyone interested in shipping history. Here, you can find out more about the shipyard history of the 20th century, and have a closer look at maritime objects of various kinds.
  • Rotundan is the small house next to the Tullbron bridge. Back in the day, it served as a tollbooth. Today, it houses Sweden’s smallest art gallery, open 24 hours.
  • Kika in is located right nearby, facing the Vänort park. Inside the blue pavilion, created by architect Gilbert Magnusson, are exhibitions of various kinds.
  • Tjorven Café och Museum is in Rockneby, north of Kalmar. Come and to see the cult cars manufactured at Kalmar Verkstad in the late 1960s. This is a good place for lunch or a coffee, and for checking out the ongoing restorations in the workshop.

Opening hours vary, so make sure to consult the webpages of the various museums to see the current hours.

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