The royal ship Kronan - Kalmar County Museum

A fascinating story

The roar of cannon volleys is mixed with screams and the gunpowder smoke is dense over the water off Öland. Suddenly the big ship capsizes! A powerful explosion turns the sky blood red. Shipwood is thrown like matches through the air together with people, like disloyal dolls in the sky.

The royal ship Kronan has sunk!

Visit the exhibition

At the County Museum in Kalmar, there is an exhibition about the royal ship Kronan, which is open all year round.

The Crown Exhibition shows the finds from 40 years of marine archeological excavations. You will find, for example, Kronan's two gold coin treasures, one of which is Sweden's largest, and also two of Sweden's largest marine silver coin treasures. On the museum's entrance level are most of the more than forty bronze cannons that have been salvaged from the Crown since its discovery in 1980. Just over half are Swedish, the rest are booty from the European continent. For children and families, the visit is complemented by the exhibition Superkronan!

Adjacent to the cannons you will find the museum shop, where you can buy souvenirs related to the Crown.

Buy an entrance ticket

Visit the exhibition

At the County Museum in Kalmar, there is an exhibition about the royal ship Kronan, which is open all year round.

The Crown Exhibition shows the finds from 40 years of marine archeological excavations. You will find, for example, Kronan's two gold coin treasures, one of which is Sweden's largest, and also two of Sweden's largest marine silver coin treasures. On the museum's entrance level are most of the more than forty bronze cannons that have been salvaged from the Crown since its discovery in 1980. Just over half are Swedish, the rest are booty from the European continent. For children and families, the visit is complemented by the exhibition Superkronan!

Adjacent to the cannons you will find the museum shop, where you can buy souvenirs related to the Crown.

Buy an entrance ticket

Visit the exhibition

At the County Museum in Kalmar, there is an exhibition about the royal ship Kronan, which is open all year round.

The Crown Exhibition shows the finds from 40 years of marine archeological excavations. You will find, for example, Kronan's two gold coin treasures, one of which is Sweden's largest, and also two of Sweden's largest marine silver coin treasures. On the museum's entrance level are most of the more than forty bronze cannons that have been salvaged from the Crown since its discovery in 1980. Just over half are Swedish, the rest are booty from the European continent. For children and families, the visit is complemented by the exhibition Superkronan!

Adjacent to the cannons you will find the museum shop, where you can buy souvenirs related to the Crown.

Buy an entrance ticket

Discover more

In our podcast Museimagasinet you will find a large number of podcasts about the Royal Ship Kronan and in KLM-play lectures about the Crown. Souvenirs and books are available in our web shop!

In progress

The krona in numbers

Armament

cannons

Weight

tons

Length

Foot

Crew

people

Visit and experience!

At Kalmar County Museum, we have something for all ages. The children's super crown - the shipbuilding is the perfect complement to the exhibition about the royal ship Kronan. Also visit the exhibition about Sandby castle and Jenny Nyström.

The gold coin tax in the exhibition about the Royal Ship Kronan.

The royal ship Kronan's (world) record

  • Biggest gold coin treasure.
  • Largest marine silver treasure.
  • Longest ongoing marine archeological survey.
  • Largest closed find in the world of bronze cannons.
  • The largest ship that has been built during the great power era.
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The adventure Superkronan - Shipbuilding!

Dive into our wonderful children's exhibition Superkronan and play and learn about the ship, life in the 17th century and life on board. Here you can shop in the sheds by the harbor, play on the deck, climb the mast, dive down to Kronan's wreck site and explore the lab.

Super fun at Superkronan!

This summer's most fun family exhibition The adventure Superkronan - Skeppsbygget!

Dive in and learn and play about the Royal Ship Kronan, life in the 17th century and life on board.

Salvage of the Kronan's cannons

For several years now, Kalmar County Museum has been collaborating with the Navy for the marine archeological investigations of the Royal Ship Kronan.

More about Kronan!

For more than 40 years, salvage of finds from the Crown. Take part in that story via the links below!

We are located in Kalmar

The exhibition about the Royal Ship Kronan can be found in the magnificent building Ångkvarnen. In Ångkvarnen you will also find Kalmar County Museum's other exhibitions.