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Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Varberg
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Bockstenmannen is really nice, but that is pretty much it for the museum. Most of the castle can be visited without paying the entrance, so just do that. From the top there is a good view of the town and beach.
The museum has chosen to mix archeology/history and art, and doing the two things at the same time means that it is only done half. Too bad...
There is a room with children activities, which seemed nice.

Thank Morten R
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have spent a lot of time in Varberg and I have visited the old museum quite a few times as a child and as an adult however this was the first time since the refurbishment.
I think the entrance fee is quite important, 100 SEK per person, a bit of an overkill. No substantial information in English nor French (or German...) so I had to act as the translator.

I am very fascinated by the "bullet-button" (kulknappen) which is said to have killed Charles XII and the myths / stories surrounding this chapter in Swedish history. Sadly in the new museum this part is only very small.
On the other hand my other obsession, Bockstensmannen has a room all to himself where I could yet again indulge in the story and look at this marvelous archeological find!

The museum is worth a visit but I do think the entrance fee is too important. If the history of Halland doesn't really interest you then just go for a stroll on the walls of the fortress, admire the view of the sea and the city and then go for a fika and spend those 100 SEK.

Thank Croccofant
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The fasting itself (apart from the museum) was closed, so don't expect to be able to look inside but you can take a walk around. It was very windy when we were there, so be prepared. The museum requires an entry fee. It is interesting, although little information is provided in English. The museum includes the Bocksten man (body found in a peat bog with the best preserved examples of middle ages clothing), which is the central attraction. You are provided with a book in English to help explain that display. The cafe is suitable for lunch.

Thank Scotty2525
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Varbergs fästning is a beautiful place to visit in Varberg. Structures inside this medieval fortress seem to be functional to these days with houses, lodging and cafe. The entrance gate characterizes the age of this fortress. This is not the typical tourist trap. It is a must to see this landmark of Varberg. This place is a feast for photo lovers. I took many photo shots with amazing results.

It was windy when we visited last week. Although there was a bit of sun, it was actually very cold. I cut short our walk around the premises due to cold wind. I would suggest a thick/ wind proof jacket to make one´s visit to this place comfortable.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Interested in history in general and west coast Sweden in detail , go and visit this museum. Walking distance from parking lots at harbour area. Facilities for eating etc. all within the castle area. Close to the sand beach at "kall badhuset".

1  Thank geomapSweden
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