Psykiatriska Museet

Address: Gertrudsvik hus 15, Sjöstadsvägen 23, 593 44 Västervik Date: Wednesday 8 jun 2016 - Tuesday 4 Sep 2018 Show map

Address: Gertrudsvik hus 15, Sjöstadsvägen 23, 593 44 Västervik

Västervik Hospital opened in 1912 due to the great need for hospital beds for the mentally ill. The hospital served as its own society and when it reached its peak there were about 1,400 patients and 900 staff.

The museum is housed in a former ward which has been restored to its original condition. You will receive a guided tour of how the hospital operated when it was in use. There are also photographs available to see from this period. In addition to the regular exhibitions there are several smaller exhibitions organized each year.

Current exhibitions: Hunger Demonstration in Västervik 1917.

Welcome to a different kind of museum!
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Occasions

Date    
24 Nov
Friday 24 nov 2017
25 Nov
Saturday 25 nov 2017
26 Nov
Sunday 26 nov 2017
27 Nov
Monday 27 nov 2017

About this activity

  • Phone number
    +46 490 865 72
  • Website
  • Opening hours
    Thursdays from 13-17 (closed public holidays and 25/5 and 23/6). Opening hours in summer weeks 27-32: Tuesdays at 13-17 and Thursdays 13-17. Variations occur in connection with the holidays and the like, for current information see website.
  • Price information
    Entrance: 30 SEK. Cash only. Children under 12, free. Children under 12 must have a parent / guardian.

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