The timber-framed farmhouse Gamlegård with its garden
The timber-framed farmhouse Gamlegård with its garden

At Kulturen’s Östarp you can experience an agricultural setting from the first half of the nineteenth century, with buildings, animals, and a garden in an old cultural landscape. The timber-framed farmhouse Gamlegård with its enclosed courtyard is open to visitors in the summer season. The farm also includes a water mill, a windmill, a flax-preparing house, and a malthouse

Around the farm there is an undulating cultural landscape that is ideal for lovely walks. At Östarp there are also old Swedish breeds of farm animals such as Linderöd pigs and Göinge goats. Here you can also enjoy a picnic spread or have a delicious meal at the Östarp Inn.


The Östarp Inn
The Östarp Inn

Through a generous donation, the founder of Kulturen, Georg Karlin, was able to buy Gamlegård in Östarp 1922. Instead of moving it to Kulturen in Lund, he decided to create a living museum in the middle of the cultural landscape.

Opening hours

You can visit Kulturen’s Östarp on your own all the year round. During the summer season the timber-framed farmstead of Gamlegård is open at the times stated below, and hosts in period costume are on site. We also arrange theme days with various activities.

During the summer season 2016 Gamlegård is open on the following days:
1 May–11 June, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 11 am–4 pm
16 June–14 August, Thursday to Sunday, 11 am–4 pm (Tuesdays and Wednesdays a guided tour of Gamlegård at 2 pm, but otherwise the farmhouse is closed)
20 August–28 August, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–4 pm

The days when Gamlegård is open, there are guided tours at 2 pm. Children are welcome to busy themselves in the courtyard, to dress up as maids and farmhands, and play with period toys. Don’t forget to say hello to all the animals!

Kulturens Östarp
Kulturens Östarp. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen