Address: Kungsgatan 1 kalmar
Kalmar Castle displays permanent exhibitions that tell the dramatic history of the castle.
800 YEARS OF WAR, POWER AND GLORY!
In the Governor's Apartments we tell the 800-year long history of Kalmar Castle through different themes. Each room presents an epoch, an event, or a theme.
JOHAN III'S EASTER DINNER
Welcome to a set table in the Grey Hall... It is Easter, 1586. The dinner is a reconstruction based on the German traveler Samuel Kiechel's diary entries, as well as preserved lists of purchases and menus from the 16th century.
THE AGDA CHAMBER
This small room is located next to ”the king's new chamber”, or the Golden Hall as it is called today. It may have been here that Duke Erik's favourite mistress Agda Persdotter lived during the time she spent at Kalmar Castle. The room is furnished so that it resembles a 16th century upper class bedchamber environment, providing an image of how a royal mistress may have lived.
THE WOMEN'S PRISON
In the old women's prison from the 19th century you make a rather unpleasant encounter with crime and punishment. Frighteningly realistic imagery conveys the torment that women suffered, from the 15th century until the 19th century. Superstition and questionable evidence influenced the trials they endured, during this dark time in our history of law.