The Vaxholm Fortress Museum

Vaxholm is a historic fortification on an island in the Stockholm archipelago.

The history of the Vaxholm Fortress begins early in the 16th century when King Gustav Vasa instructed the governor of Stockholm to replace the blockhouse with a stone tower.

Since 2003 the museum has been totally restored. The museum’s indoor department occupies thirty beautiful rooms and halls on both floors of the west section.

Visitors see the fortress as it was in 1854, and can enter one of the Citadel’s bomb-proof vaults and see how things were during the Crimean War.

In other settings, you can call in on the Commandant, follow the issuing of orders aim a mining battery or visit the World War II coastal defence artillery post

See also: Visit the Stockholm Archipelago


The Vaxholm Fortress Museum
185 99 Vaxholm
Stockholm, Capital Region

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