The Nightingale

The Nightingale Museum in Vimmerby is housed in a listed building from the 18th century, with timbered walls.
After considerable restoration work the building has received its former ground floor planning. The exterior is 19th century with an extension on the first floor along with panel clad walls which have been recreated.

One exhibition is devoted to the graveyard at Gästgivarhagen on the outskirts of the town, the site of almost 300 Viking graves divided into two sections. About half of the graves were excavated at the end of the last century and the finds indicate a rich society with contacts outside Sweden. Some goods have been restored and are now exhibited at the museum.

The museum can be found at the intersection of Sevedegatan and Drottninggatan, very close to the church.


Exhibitions 2017
"Livet på landet"
4 March - 22 April

Vernissage: Saturday 4th of March 11am - 2am.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm,
Saturday 11am - 2pm.
Closed: 14th of April.

"Håll takten"
7 June - 9 September
The musical life in Vimmerby through time.

Vernissage: Wednesday 7th of June 6pm - 8pm.
Opening hours, 8 June - 12 August: Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm.
Closed: 23rd and 24th of June

Opening hours, 16 August - 9 September: Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm

Foto!
18 november - 20 januari 2018
Photographs from Vimmerby Municipality's image archive.

Vernissage: Saturday 18th of November 11am - 14pm.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm
Closed: 23rd December, 5th and 6th of Januari.

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