Vaxholm fortress museum

Address: 185 99 Vaxholms Fästnings Museum Show map

Address: 185 99 Vaxholms Fästnings Museum

The Fortress museum is showing by exhibitions the military history, from the 16th century until today.


Welcome to Vaxholms Fästnings Museum which depicts the history of the archipelago defense for five hundred years. Also visit the new exhibition "Life at the Castle" which focuses on the people who lived in the "shadow of the fortress" in 1890.

In summer, the museum offers daily tours. It is also possible to book your own show for the group all year round. A normal guided tour takes about 75 min. Alternatively, a short story about the history of the fortress is offered, such a tour takes about 20 minutes.

Unfortunately, the museum is not handicapped accessible.

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About this activity

Phone number
08 54133361
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Nearby accommodations


Waxholms Hotell

Distance: 257 meters
Waxholm Hotel is situated in the central of Vaxholm. A place where the Stockholm archipelago meets a friendly small town. Here you can wonder at bright sunrises and romantic starry nights; enjoy the fresh scents of the archipelago and slow down while watching the ships drifting past.

Siaröfortet, STF Hostel

Distance: 22.5 km
The Russians will get no further than this! That was the thinking when Siaröfortet was built after the First World War. These days the fort is its own island offering wonderful experiences and relaxation.
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