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Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum

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Address: Tegnersplatsen, Lund 223 50, Sweden
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+46 46 35 04 00
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kulturen is a nonprofit organization managing a number of museums and...

Kulturen is a nonprofit organization managing a number of museums and open-air museums at several locations in Skane, the southernmost county of Sweden. The main part of the activities is conducted at Kulturen in Lund, which is two blocks in central Lund filled with historic buildings and beautiful gardens for you to visit. Step into our houses and experience life in the city and the countryside, from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. You can also choose from among twenty exhibitions - from folk art to modern design, from medieval history to the present day, from local culture to world culture. There is always hustle and bustle at Kulturen in Lund. Here we celebrate high festivals and our own traditions such as Children's Day and Ghost Night and we offer an extensive visitor's program for all ages. When you get hungry, you can eat at the restaurant or grab a snack at our cozy cafe. Our other visitor destinations are e.g. Kulturen's Östarp, where you can experience a farm environment from the 1800s, Hökeriet, which is the oldest grocery store in Lund, The Museum of Life (Livets museum), which is about the human body functions, and the Museum of Medical History in Helsingborg, about how the perception of health and illness has changed over time. Kulturen conducts educational and scientific activities throughout the entire field of cultural history. A major part of our work consists of storage provisioning, documentation, and collection care. We also carry out assignments within archaeology and building preservation. Kulturen was founded in 1882 and has more than 3.500 members. As a member you support our work and help us to safeguard our cultural heritage for future generations. Our members also have free admission to Kulturen in Lund and nine other open-air museums in the Nordic region, including Skansen in Stockholm and Den gamle by in Aarhus (Denmark). Kulturen recieves operating grants from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, and Sjöbo Municipality.

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A wonderful indoor and outdoor heritage museum. The preserved old buildings are brilliant and you can go inside many of them. The tiny church was a highlight for me, and my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful indoor and outdoor heritage museum. The preserved old buildings are brilliant and you can go inside many of them. The tiny church was a highlight for me, and my husband liked the botanist's house. Many and varied exhibits including beautiful ceramics and furniture through to boats and workers' cottages. There is a nice shop selling lots of local... More 

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Davis, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful collection of old Swedish houses that present your with a good overview of life in Sweden in past centuries. It is a must see for those who love Swedish culture and for history buffs.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection of buildings was diverse and they were in excellent condition. Several had extensive museum content. The surrounding panting and landscaping was particularly well done. Several hours required to visit Kulturen comprehensively.

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Kulturen, Informationsansvarig at Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the top score! We really appreciate it. Please come visit us again. :) More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting and lovely open air museum, showing how people lived in Sweden. There are different types of houses to explore and a beautiful little church which has a fully painted wooden ceiling. The grounds are lovely to stroll around and there is also a cosy, friendly coffee cafe in one of the houses. The exhibitions inside... More 

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Thanks for the top score! We really appreciate it. Please come visit us again. :) More 

Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum which shows how people lived in Sweden; in the city and in the countryside. Some old houses are brought there from another parts of Sweden. There is also a wonderful little church, also brought there. Actually my three children were baptised there. Also very popular for weddings. There are also buildings showing historical things and paintings. A nice... More 

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Kulturen, Informationsansvarig at Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Very glad to hear that you had a nice visit. Thanks for the review. Thanks also for the restaurant review, I have sent it on to our managers. Hope to see you here again! :) More 

Keflavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to kulturen quite a few times, both with family an and friends from abroad. It's a different type of visit every time. When I've gone with kids they have fun at the play area, which is set up to represent different themes. It' nothing grand but enough to have a seat and some fun. There are tons of... More 

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Very glad to hear that you had a nice visit. Thanks for the extensive review. I have sent on your review about translations. Hope to see you here again! :) More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a relatively small area you can see how people lived in Sweden, both in the city and the countryside. Everything is very well accessible and beautifully displayed. We spent most of the time of our 3 hour visit outside but the part of the exhibition that is in house is also excellent.

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Thanks for the top score! We really appreciate it. Please come visit us again. :) More 

Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

An excellent museum, especially the northern part, showing how people used to live. Seems like a great place for children.

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Many thanks for your review! We hope that you will return. :) More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I've seen better museum of this sort both in Denmark and in Norway, but it was interesting nonetheless. I think it is quite expensive for what you get to see, especially because not all of it has been adapted and translated into English. It's great that they use ressources to keep the buildings in good shape, but they all come... More 

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Kulturen, Informationsansvarig at Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. Kulturen is a non-profit organization. Our regular entrance fee at this time of the year is (Adults) 90 SEK (9.5 euros), which gives you access to over twenty different exhibitions and an open-air museum that spans two blocks in central Lund. We have free admission all year for children and teenagers 0-18 years... More 

Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Kulturen in Lund use to have different exhibitions but most charming is the permanent Skåne (Danish) village. There are all elements of life before, The houses, churches (you can be married there still), a little palace and.. So you can experience life, tools, pottery through the time.

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Very glad to hear that you had a nice visit. Thanks for the review. Hope to see you here again! :) More 

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