Appropriate for Gotland, Visby's quaint and informative science museum focuses more on the origins of science through hands-on historical artifacts and simple experiments rather than attempting to dazzle with all-out modern technology. Great for kids, especially on a rainy island day.

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Nearby Visby attractions

1. Gotlands Museum


Gotlands Museum is one of the mightiest regional museums in Sweden. While highlights include amazing 8th-century, pre-Viking picture stones, human…

2. Konstmuseet

0.23 MILES

The Konstmuseet has a small permanent collection that primarily focuses on Gotland-inspired, 19th- and 20th-century art. More exciting are the temporary…

3. St Karins Kyrka

0.33 MILES

One of the most stunning of Visby's medieval churches, it's often used for performances. In winter, local children skate on an artificial ice rink within…

4. Österport

0.38 MILES

This former city-wall gate near Östergravar is a good way to enter the city, as it puts you at the higher elevations, allowing you to walk your way down…

5. Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

0.45 MILES

Visby's church ruins contrast with the stoic and utterly awe-inspiring Sankta Maria kyrka. Built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and heavily…

7. Helge And Kyrka

0.52 MILES

The only stone-built octagonal church in Visby, built in 1200.

8. St Nicolai Kyrka

0.57 MILES

The once magnificant St Nicolai Kyrka, now in ruins, was built in 1230 by Dominican monks.