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“One of the best small museums we've seen”
Review of The County Museum

The County Museum
Ranked #10 of 24 things to do in Gavle
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Owner description: The County Museum of Gävleborg owns outstanding collections of Swedish art and design, with 300 paintings and sculptures on display. The museum also shows the famous design by Gunnar Cyrén and thousands of industrial design products and handicraft. You can use an audio guide to take the “highlight tour”. Don´t miss the Café and museum shop.
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One of the best small museums we've seen”
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were surprised at how much this museum has to offer, given that there is no admission fee! Modern and classical art, handcrafts, silver, and a terrific exhibit on changing trends (fashion, interior design, etc). We especially liked the exhibit on Gavle's history as a Läkerol factory town.

Bear in mind, this is a small city museum, so don't go in expecting the Louvre or MOMA. It is a well-designed space and worth the couple hours it'll take to see it all.

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A must see for travellers”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

If you want to know Gavle and its history you must visit this small local museum. Gavle was a big deal at one time and has a glorious and interesting history. The museum also features some painting by local artists that will help you get more understanding of local life

Visited June 2012
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Gavle, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Painting, paintings, paintings....”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Consists mostly of old paintings and boring exhibition. Where's the history? It's a disgrace.

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Gavle, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice water hole...”
Reviewed 4 May 2012

A place you can return to plenty of times. Nice little museum near town centre. Great selection of Swedish artists, throughout the centuries. A neat exhibition of the designer Gunnar Cyrén.

Visited February 2012
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Chiba, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A must visit!”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

This is a special museum in Gavle. Very fun for the kids and the spaces in the museum is relaxing. The tour guide can speak English and we really longed for it.

Visited November 2011
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