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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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12:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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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I highly recommend you visit this open air museum at Lund during your stay in Malmö, Helsingborg or even at Copenhagen, Denmark. The timber framed buildings in old age await your... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend you visit this open air museum at Lund during your stay in Malmö, Helsingborg or even at Copenhagen, Denmark. The timber framed buildings in old age await your discovering. In addition, every staffs here seem friendly and welcoming. They will smile to you wherever you meet them. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Oh em gee! This is one amazing museum! Unlike most others in the world I dare say. Walking around outside seeing the different buildings it honestly never gets old! Winter time and it's getting close to Christmas and dark outside and you walk around drinking glogg! Eating gingerbread snaps with your name on it! A very cute Christmas market. Super... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best museum in Lund area. Especially the open air part is fun! Around christmas there is a christmas market inside and outside the museum

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Right in the centre of town. A good selection of buildings depicting the history of Sweden plus an interesting small museum.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've always loved history and culture and here at Kulturen you get just that! Not only were the buildings wonderful to look at from the outside, but the insides were also very interesting. Big wonderful gardens were a delight to see as well. We even got to watch a Scånian folk dancing troupe and musicians play for us while there.... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The play area is great and makes it worth the visit with kids (4 and 6). There are soap box cars to drive around and pick nick tables if you bring your own food. There was an indoor children's exhibition while we were there which was also fun, even if it was a bit dark. The rest of the museum... More 

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Thank you very much for the review. I will forward your recommendations to the executive group. We hope you visit us again. :) More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum is really an ecclectic mix of everything - in a very classy way. The museum is located in the center of Lund. Really only minutes from the railway station and the world famous Cathedral. The museum is a combination of an open-air museum with buildings from different periods and social classes in south Sweden. You can see how... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited Lund from Copenhagen on a day trip. This was very interesting see the different homes used in Sweden. Many different types’ things to see that were used during the time period for that people used. I would recommend this is a must place visit if in the area. We very glad paid the money which was cheap to... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Interesting museum - spent half the day there and an overactive 4 year old had plenty of things to do the whole time.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went to Kulturen with my boyfriend after doing very little research about the place. We were in Lund on a day trip from Copenhagen and decided to be spontaneous and visit the first place we found on Tripadvisor - and we weren't disappointed. Kulturen is magical - it's so great to experience the Swedish medieval lifestyle by being able... More 

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