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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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A lot of history here!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Mpls, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johan H, Public Relations Manager at Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. We hope you visit us again. :) More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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So thrilled to receive such a review! We hope that you will return. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank you very much for the review. We hope you visit us again. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Johan H, 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. Hope to see you here again! :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Well laid out and interesting collection of exhibits from Lund and further afield together with gardens and older buildings. Next to the old town and something different to traditional museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

My husband and I spent three fun hours at Kulturen, the second-oldest open-air (and indoor) museum in the world (1890s). Kulturen showcases dozens of buildings from southern Sweden dating from the 15th through the early 20th centuries. It also has permanent exhibitions on the medieval history of the city of Lund, Swedish folklore and handicrafts, the history of play, Lund... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a fascinating museum/cultural location. Combining inside museum exhibitions with an intriguing set of buildings from all over Scania and from different historical periods, Kulturen is a phenomenon. To see how different classes and those living in town and countryside lived in this part of Sweden throughout the ages is an excellent way to spend a day. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The whole experience is quite unique. The staff is wonderful. The café is great and all the little houses, the church and gardens are just amazing.

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