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Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum

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Address: Tegnersplatsen, Lund 223 50, Sweden
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+46 46 35 04 00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kulturen is a nonprofit organization managing a number of museums and...

Kulturen is a nonprofit organization managing a number of museums and open-air museums at several locations in Skane, the southernmost county of Sweden. The main part of the activities is conducted at Kulturen in Lund, which is two blocks in central Lund filled with historic buildings and beautiful gardens for you to visit. Step into our houses and experience life in the city and the countryside, from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. You can also choose from among twenty exhibitions - from folk art to modern design, from medieval history to the present day, from local culture to world culture. There is always hustle and bustle at Kulturen in Lund. Here we celebrate high festivals and our own traditions such as Children's Day and Ghost Night and we offer an extensive visitor's program for all ages. When you get hungry, you can eat at the restaurant or grab a snack at our cozy cafe. Our other visitor destinations are e.g. Kulturen's Östarp, where you can experience a farm environment from the 1800s, Hökeriet, which is the oldest grocery store in Lund, The Museum of Life (Livets museum), which is about the human body functions, and the Museum of Medical History in Helsingborg, about how the perception of health and illness has changed over time. Kulturen conducts educational and scientific activities throughout the entire field of cultural history. A major part of our work consists of storage provisioning, documentation, and collection care. We also carry out assignments within archaeology and building preservation. Kulturen was founded in 1882 and has more than 3.500 members. As a member you support our work and help us to safeguard our cultural heritage for future generations. Our members also have free admission to Kulturen in Lund and nine other open-air museums in the Nordic region, including Skansen in Stockholm and Den gamle by in Aarhus (Denmark). Kulturen recieves operating grants from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, and Sjöbo Municipality.

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This is a fascinating museum/cultural location. Combining inside museum exhibitions with an intriguing set of buildings from all over Scania and from different historical periods... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a fascinating museum/cultural location. Combining inside museum exhibitions with an intriguing set of buildings from all over Scania and from different historical periods, Kulturen is a phenomenon. To see how different classes and those living in town and countryside lived in this part of Sweden throughout the ages is an excellent way to spend a day. If you... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The whole experience is quite unique. The staff is wonderful. The café is great and all the little houses, the church and gardens are just amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A peaceful oasis in Lund. Lovely flowers and shrubs and well worth a visit. We loved the bird song and perfume from the shrubs. Plenty of space to walk around plus seats. There is no entrance charge.

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A well stocked regular and open air museum with focus on southern Sweden. Lots of exhibits based on the lives of regular people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

When you come to Lund you should visit Kulturen. Especially during Christmas time it is very nicely decorated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

One of the coolest things in Lund! Features houses from different time periods in Sweden, plus additional Swedish cultural exhibits (such as traditional wedding outfits from different eras), and a house with old book press machinery. Gift shop has some cool stuff, and there is even a play area for the kids both inside (crafts) and outside (small playground).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This place has many houses that show the way life was lived in the past. However, there is one house that houses the agricultural exhibits that is specially designed for children to play and there are fun activities for them. The Tage Andersen floral displays and the Ret Beset photo exhibits of the famous stars are also housed with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

There is so much to see that we didn't allow ourselves enough time. It is a great way of finding out about the Swedish way of life. Even the 3 year old found some things to interest him. A very well presented museum which ensures that there is something that appeals to everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Myself and partner visited Lund on a day trip and were blown away by the museum. It was a really nice interactive introduction to Swedish culture and history. I was particularly impressed by the outside museum which was a collection of historic buildings from medieval times onwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit especially on a sunny day. There are lots of interesting exhibits from all time periods. You definitely won't get bored!

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