Kalmar läns museum

Top choice in Småland

The highlight of this fine museum, in an old steam mill by the harbour, are finds from the 17th-century flagship Kronan. The ship exploded and sank just before a battle in 1676, with the loss of almost 800 men. It was rediscovered in 1980, and more than 30,000 wonderfully preserved items have been excavated so far, including a spectacular gold hoard, clothing and musical instruments.