Naval Museum

Do you want an exciting and educational day with your loved ones? Then Visit the Naval Museum, Sweden's national museum for the history of Swedish naval defence and part of the World Heritage Site - Karlskrona Naval Town.

Here you have a unique opportunity to explore centuries of maritime defence history in one place in a beautiful building with modern and interactive exhibitions. Stroll through the exhibits with panoramic windows overlooking the harbour entrance and the archipelago and an immediate feeling of closeness to the sea.

Entrén vid Marinmuseum i Karlskrona.

The figured hall

The beautiful Figured Hall displays one of the world's finest collections of figures, wooden sculptures several metres high. These once sat in the bows of Swedish warships. As you enter the far end of the Figured Hall, you will discover fantastic acoustics, so good that concerts and live performances are held here. The room almost gives off a meditative calm, so take the chance to sit down for a while. Just breathe, reflect and enjoy!

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Galjonshallen på  Marinmuseum i Karlskrona.


Submarines for real

You can step aboard a real HMS Neptun; at the Naval Museum, a high-tech Cold War submarine weighing 810 tonnes.
Although HMS Neptun is the main attraction, the old submarine Hajen is also on display in the Submarine Hall, a story of Swedish submarine history from 1904. Did you know that HMS Hajen is Sweden's first submarine? It had 3 torpedoes on board and could dive down to 30 metres. The electric motor was charged by batteries from a kerosene engine. The Hajen was easy to steer underwater but much more difficult on the surface. After a few years, the rolls forced a refit that made it easier to navigate in surface mode.


HMS Neptun på Marinmuseum i Karlskrona.

Try out activities

At the Naval Museum, you can explore modern naval warfare and specific events such as the Second World War and the Cold War. You'll also find several interactive activities throughout the museum, including virtual reality simulations, model shipbuilding courses and guided tours led by knowledgeable guides who can answer all your questions about Swedish maritime defence history in detail.



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Fantastic! One of the best museums in Sweden. Especially the submarine hall is magnificent with the possibility to see both the outside and the inside of the Neptun, a modern and fully equipped submarine.


The Wreck Tunnel

The Wreck Tunnel is an underwater tunnel down to the bottom of the Baltic Sea. From the tunnel window you can see a real shipwreck. It is most likely the warship Prince Carl from 1684. The ship was part of an expedition against Denmark in 1700 and during the battles of Möen and Fehmarn a few years later. The warship was built in Kalmar and was about 50 metres long and 12 metres wide. It was a ship of the line, forming lines together and firing in the same direction, but divided into different ranks. The Prince Carl belonged to the first rank of battleships. In 1714, the ship consisted of 86 guns and held over 500 boatmen and 100 soldiers.



The Seamen's Workshop

- and Dunders deck

In between exhibitions, it might be nice for the children to do some crafts. In the Seamen's Workshop, you can do marine-themed crafts together. There are always staff on hand to help any crafty child. The Seamen's Workshop is aimed at children between 6 and 12 years old. If there's lots of running and playing in your body, there's Dunder's deck. There, children can play Ship ahoy, try experiments, challenge each other in competitions, solve problems, test their balance and send radio messages.


Vacker miljö - Marinmuseum i Karlskrona.

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Café & Restaurant

There is a café and restaurant with a buffet lunch on the ground floor. If you want to bring your own food, you can eat in the dining room on the second floor. Storage lockers are available to borrow if you want to relax and not think about your belongings. After your meal, you can pop into the Naval Museum shop, just off reception. It sells handicrafts and lovely things that remind you of Karlskrona's history. You'll have great memories to take home with you, a good utility item or beautiful furnishings.


Marinmuseums restaurang med lunchbuffé.
Avnjut en lunchbuffé i Marinmuseums ljusa och öppna restaurangdel.
Relaxing outdoor environments

- at the Naval Museum in Karlskrona


Avkopplande utemiljöer vid Marinmuseum i Karlskrona.Rutschkana utanför Marinmuseum i Karlskrona

Parking the car

The Naval Museum is located on Stumholmen, which is a car-free area. However, you can park in the Naval Museum's paid parking lot located next to Sparregården. Do you need to use disabled parking? If so, it's right next to the entrance to the Marin Museum.

See you at the Naval Museum!