Trail: How did people live in the past?
Visit six of our historical homes in the Open air museum and get a glimpse of what life in the south of Sweden was like through different ages and social classes. Ask for the trail in the entrance. Extra tip: Also visit Bosebo Church, built in 1652, with interior paintings and a church organ from the 1700s.
A Different World – Art from Sankt Lars Hospital
The exhibition "A Different World – Art from Sankt Lars Hospital" displays more than 70 works of art created by patients admitted to Sankt Lars Hospital over a period of a hundred years, starting in the 1880s. The works are exciting and suggestive, with unexpected motifs and compositions that fire the imagination. This form of art has often been called ‘outsider art’ or ‘patient art’.
Sven Fristedt – Master of Patterns
Sven Fristedt is one of the most prolific and appreciated textile designers of our time. For decades, he has designed fabrics for Borås Wäfveri AB and IKEA – among several others – as well as for Katja of Sweden’s fashion collections. Many would say that his patterns evoke a sense of familiarity. His original and characteristic designs have adorned curtains, sofas, tablecloths and bed linen in countless homes.
The Masterpiece – The Making of an Armour
The exhibition unveils a reproduction of a 16th-century suit of armour manufactured in modern times by armourer Albert Collins. On display are the finished suit of armour, reproductions of the undergarments that would have been worn with it and the tools used to craft these. Visit the exhibition and try your hand at brandishing a wheellock pistol while wearing a gauntlet. You can also view videos and images that reveal how the equipment was made using traditional methods and reproductions of 16th-century tools. The exhibition opened 18 February 2023.
Kulturen in Lund has a broad range of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Many of these exhibitions are based on our cultural history and archaeological collections, although visitors are also welcome to view photographic exhibitions and displays as diverse as interactive exhibitions for children with playtime themes and exhibitions on democracy and human rights.
In the Footsteps of Survivors
The walking tour In the Footsteps of Survivors takes you to seven places, each with a different story of how Nazism and the Second World War left traces in Lund. In 1943, Danish Jews sought protection in Lund from occupied Denmark, and in 1945 thousands of liberated prisoners from concentration camps in Europe arrived. Listen to some of their stories in the Storyspot app!