Free entry and tour at the Vaxholm Fortress Museum

Vaxholm Fortress Museum

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  • Vaxholm Fortress Museum
  • Vaxholm Fortress Museum

Stockholm Pass Benefits:

Free entry and tour at the Vaxholm Fortress Museum
Normal Price: Adult: SEK 80

Head out to the imposing historic building in the Stockholm archipelago; Vaxholm Fortress Museum and learn about the history of the archipelago defence, floating in the stunning waterscape of Stockholm’s archipelago. The Vaxholm Fortress Museum unveils the victorious history of military and archipelago defence since the 16th century, including its two-time win against foreign invasions – namely in 1612 when the Danes attacked, and later in 1719 against the Russians.

Join a guided tour at the museum and learn more about the history of the fortress, as well as what life was like living and working in the fortress as staff, from maids to military men! Go behind the scenes to see Vaxholm Fortress Museum’s beautiful rooms and visit the Citadel’s bombproof vaults and the arrest premises to learn more about the famous fortress prisoner. Visit the exhibition "Life in the Citadel" that tells you about the woman, children and forced laborers at the fortress in the end of the 19th century. 

News, "Space Pirates" - a learning and fun activity for kids and adults.

Information folders are available in English and German. Cable ferry between Vaxholm - Kastellet: Adult: SEK 50, Senior: SEK 30, Child: free.

How to get there:

Bus: 670 from Tekniska Högskolan to Vaxholm

Boat: S/S Stockholm to Vaxholm with Strömma Kanalbolaget

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JUN – AUG (JUN 12.00-16.00)
Monday 11.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 11.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 17.00
Thursday 11.00 - 17.00
Friday 11.00 - 17.00
Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
MAY & SEP (SEP 11.00-17.00)
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 12.00 - 16.00
Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

Closed: Jun 19-20 & Oct-April

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Kastellet 1, 185 99, Vaxholm , ,


+46 8 541 311 10

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