Information about Corona (covid-19)
The open-air museum Kulturen’s Östarp is open and follows the regulations to reduce the risk of spreading the Corona virus (covid-19). The summer season starts on the 1 May, and we will open and staff Gamlegård, the four-sided timberframe farmstead, as usual. However, due to the risks associated with the Corona virus our annual event of welcoming the animals to the farm on the 1 May is cancelled.
Houses and buildings at Kulturen's Östarp
Thanks to a generous donation, the founder of Kulturen, Georg Karlin, was able to buy Gamlegård at Östarp in 1922. Karlin’s original idea was to move the half-timbered farmhouse with its enclosed courtyard to Kulturen in Lund, but he ultimately decided to create a living museum in the midst of the heritage landscape instead. Complementing the main house are examples of the type of farm buildings previously found on the site, such as a windmill and a malthouse. Kulturen also later built the Östarp Inn (Östarps gästgivaregård) based on a traditional design as well as a half-timbered house for our farmworker.
Our summer programme includes a few theme days, including Start of the Season (letting the animals outdoors to pasture for the summer), Haymaking and Östarp Day. This year Kulturen’s Östarp is open as usual but changes to the scheduled program of events will occur, relating to the spread of the Corona virus (covid-19). The annual welcoming of the farm animals on the 1 May is cancelled this year as this is an event that normally attracts a large audience. We will continue to take decisions affecting the summer’s themed days and guided tours on an rolling basis as the situation develops. Keep an eye on our events calendar at www.kulturen.com/program.
Native animal breeds
Kulturen’s Östarp is home to a number of traditional native animal breeds during the summertime. Come and watch black-spotted Linderöd pigs rooting around in the pig sty alongside Gamlegård and make friends with our Göinge goats in the nearby goat enclosure. You’ll also be able to enjoy watching cows, horses, rabbits, geese and ducks roam the grounds.