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 2018

18 november 2017 - 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.

Vimmerby hospital
March 3 - April 21st
From epidemic hospital to health center.

Vernissage: Saturday March 3rd at 11 o'clock.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 12-16pm, Saturday 11am-14pm
Closed : Friday 30 March.

Sweet 60's
June 13 - September 15th
A nostalgic throwback.

Vernissage: Wednesday June 13th 6-8pm.
Opening hours 14 June - 11 August: Monday - Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.
Closed: 22 and 23 June.
Opening Hours: August 15 - September 15: Wednesday-Friday at 12-4pm, Saturday at 11am-2pm.

My best thing
November 24 - January 19, 2019
Famous and unknown people from the area show their favorite objects.

Vernissage: Saturday November 24th from 11am-2pm.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 12-4pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.
Closed: December 26th and January 5th.