Kulturen in Lund
Kulturen in Lund is both an indoor and an open-air museum that features an extensive collection of historic buildings and beautiful gardens spanning two adjoining sites in the heart of Lund. Step right into the buildings to experience life as it was in former times in either the town or countryside, from the Middle Ages up until the 1930s. There are also around twenty exhibitions for you to enjoy, on subjects ranging from folk art to modern design, from mediaeval history to the present day and from local culture to global culture. As a complement to our exhibitions, we also offer visitors a wide-ranging programme of activities for all ages. Our summer programme includes several guided tours in English.
Come and experience the historic farming environment at Kulturen’s Östarp, dating from the mid-19th century and featuring buildings, animals and gardens in a heritage landscape. Gamlegård, our half-timbered farmhouse with enclosed courtyard, is open to visitors during the summer season. Östarp Inn serves food and drink all year round and you can also enjoy walks in the area in all seasons.
Our other museums
Lund is also home to the Grocer’s Shop (Hökeriet) from the turn of the last century, the Tegnér Museum (Tegnérmuseet) where the well-known Swedish author Tegnér lived in the early 19th century, and the Museum of Life (Livets museum), with its displays on how our bodies work. You are also welcome to visit the Museum of Medical History in Helsingborg, (Medicinhistoriska museet i Helsingborg), with its contemporary exhibition on changing perceptions of health over time. You can also view artwork by Ernst Norlind at the Norlind Museum (Norlindmuseet) at Borgeby Manor (Borgeby slott) and explore his former studio.
Kulturen (full name, Kulturhistoriska föreningen för södra Sverige) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1882 and currently has around 3,500 members. We curate Sweden’s largest collection of cultural objects from southern Sweden, major collections of comparative artefacts from around the world and the largest number of mediaeval archaeological finds in northern Europe.
Kulturen employs a broad definition of cultural heritage that includes both the tangible and intangible. Our activities include exhibitions; documentation; the collection, care and maintenance and storage of artefacts; academic work; programmes of events; and educational activities covering every aspect of cultural history. Kulturen also undertakes project work in the fields of archaeology and the historical built environment, mainly in southern Sweden.