The open-air museum, Kulturen’s Östarp, is open and follows the current regulations relating to the spread of 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.
Kulturen adheres to the ”50 rule”…
On March 27 the Swedish government passed a regulation banning public meetings and events with more than 50 participants. The regulation took effect on March 29.
… and follows the Association of Swedish Museums’ recommendations
The Association of Swedish Museums’ assessment is that museums’ public activities are subject to the 50 rule. Their recommendation is that museums may not gather more than 50 people at one time. This includes the museum’s own staff in public-facing environments such as guides, checkout staff etc. For open-air museums or similar venues this recommendation applies where visitors are gathered in indoor event spaces.
Kulturen’s Östarp is open as usual
In practice, this means that Kulturen’s Östarp is open as usual but that changes to the scheduled program of events will occur. 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.
Flu or cold symptoms? Please, stay at home!
Our staff follow the recommendations of the public health authorities and will stay at home if they experience any cold or flu symptoms. In the interest of everybody’s safety and wellbeing we kindly ask our visitors to do the same.