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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'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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Small but nice painting exhibition at the first floor. Then you have loads of archeological find on the first floor. Then a huge room of medieval christian art on scond floor and interesting zoological room on the last floor. The price is so cheap than you can't find any excuse not to visit it!

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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 1 February 2017

Kulturen is an amazing place to go alone, with friends or family. The place is quite big and there is a lot to see. Prices are higher during Christmas, but it is worth it. You can experience how it was to live in different centuries. There is a big place for kids to play too. It is specially nice to... More 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Staying in Malmo between Christmas and New Year, we took the train to the small town of Lund and visited Kulturen. The place is a fascinating set of authentic Swedish buildings from various times from the Skane region of Sweden. There are also loads of antiques and artefacts. The place is well worth a visit. Some of the buildings were... 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 26 December 2016

We were limited on time, so we skipped the museum building in favor of the open air buildings from medieval times through the 1930s. All of them were very interesting and one had a woman in costume who was very informative. You could walk through all of them. The buildings were relocated here from elsewhere in Sweden. There's a very... More 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It's amazing that some one has been preserving these buildings for over a hundred years. It is hidden off the street, you have no idea what is in there. Some of the artifacts in the museum are so well preserved for their age.

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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 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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So thrilled to receive such a review! We hope that you will return. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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