The Blekinge Farmhouse at Kulturen in Lund.
The Blekinge Farmhouse at Kulturen in Lund. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen

Kulturen in Lund is a museum filling 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 we offer a program of events for all ages.

The entrance to Kulturen in Lund goes through "The White House". It was built as a dwelling house for two families in 1855.
The entrance to Kulturen in Lund goes through ”The White House”. It was built as a dwelling house for two families in 1855.

Opening hours and admisson

May–August

Open: every day 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: 120 kr, 80 kr for pensioners, 60 kr for students. Visitors 0-18 years and members of Kulturen free of charge.

September–April

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 12–4 p.m.
Admission: 90 kr, 60 kr for pensioners, 45 kr for students.Visitors 0-18 years and members of Kulturen free of charge.

Christmas at Kulturen

During December the following fees apply:
Adults 120 kr, Pensioners 80 kr, Students 60 kr. Visitors 0-18 years and members of Kulturen free of charge.

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.
Open Boxing Day 12-16.

 

Visitor map

Map over Kulturen in Lund
Map over Kulturen in Lund

Download a visitor map here, our pick it up in the entrance at the museum

Visitor map Kulturen in Lund

The Open-air Museum

Kulturen’s open-air museum has houses still standing on the site where they were built long ago, and buildings that have been moved here since the museum opened in 1892. Around the houses there are street settings and gardens.

Inspiration from the international exhibitions

The open-air museum was built according to the pavilion system, inspired by the international exhibitions of the nineteenth century. What was innovative about Kulturen’s open-air museum was that the public were able to experience historic buildings, artefacts, and outdoor settings together, as a totality. The usual practice at museums then was that the artefacts were displayed in showcases in special exhibition buildings. Kulturen showed settings from the four estates – the nobility, the clergy, the burghers, and the peasants – into which the Swedish Parliament was divided before 1866. The original open-air museum has been expanded with the addition of sites with existing historic houses, and more buildings have been moved here.

Town and country

The urban settings contain buildings and remains of buildings from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, while the rural buildings cover the time from the seventeenth century to the twentieth. Religious life is reflected in the well-preserved Bosebo Church from 1652 and the ruins of the medieval church of Maria Minor. The selection is also a result of the struggle to preserve historic buildings from Lund. In some cases Kulturen reacted when buildings were to be demolished and saved them by moving them to the open-air museum. Several of these buildings also contain stories about people from different social conditions and different times who once lived in the houses.

Gardens

Our gardens are intended to give inspiration and convey knowledge, and together with the buildings give a sense of the historic settings. As with the buildings, there are parts of the gardens that originate from the time before the museum was founded. At several places in the open-air museum there are also fragments of medieval buildings, chiefly from demolished medieval churches in Lund. There is a large concentration of these in the Lapidarium.

A gardener tends to to flowers outside The Blekinge Farmhouse.
A gardener tends to to flowers outside The Blekinge Farmhouse. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kuluren