Skarhults Slott

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Skarhults Slott
4.5
Castles • History Museums
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Welcome to one of Sweden's best preserved Renaissance castles, its exhibits, park, and cafe. During 2021 the exhibits, park and cafe will keep closed. Welcome back in 2022! The Skarhult estate is owned by the von Schwerin family. You are most welcome to visit our farm shop where we offer organic products from the fields of Skarhult. It is located next to the castle and is open every day of the year.
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Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
A agricultural society since 1562
Apr 2019 • Friends
We visited Skarhult Castle area in order to get acquainted with the agriculture of the castle. It has formed a large society of noble persons and the workers. It has been a self-sufficient agricultural society eg. Including the own dairy. You can buy eggs and visit the coming art exhibition.
Written April 12, 2019
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lomaro
Copenhagen, Denmark351 contributions
Beautiful and interesting place to visit
Sep 2017 • Friends
The theme of the exhibits are interesting and well told. We didn't go on the guided tour which probably makes the experience better.
History is told in an inspirering way however I am a bit disapointet that there wasn't more original artifacts hence the 3 stars instead of 4.

There is a nice café and park.

Please note that all text in the museum is in Swedish.
Written September 17, 2017
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coolcat
malmo, sweden157 contributions
Not much bang for your buck
Jul 2017 • Friends
The surroundings are beautiful, the guide who showed us the exterior was knowledgable. The exhibition was rather small and although some parts were interesting much of what was on display seemed randomly put together (e.g. most of the items in the kitchen would be found at any country side flea market or thrift store). All in all it was a nice visit, though for the entrance fee I would expect more.
Written August 6, 2017
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Reokonsa
Malmö, Sweden36 contributions
The history with women in power
May 2017 • Family
Fantastic castle in fantastic surroundings, close to Lund and Malmö. You need a car to get there but it is worth it. Book a guided tour to learn about all the women, 1600-2000 who had great skills and power in Skarhults castle! And enjoy the soup of the day and homebaked bread in the cafe'. And the garden..!
Written May 13, 2017
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MHHed
Lund, Sweden222 contributions
Fantastic visit of the exhibition "Lovers & Mistresses"
Jul 2016 • Friends
We visited the exhibition called "Lovers & Mistresses". The exhibition was very well made and all the displays created with an excellent eye for details. The theme is quite particular and tells the story of strong women and their sexuality spanning over 500 centuries. I loved hearing the stories and reading the love letters! The exhibit is all in Swedish but perhaps you can book a guided tour in English? The only downside was the toilets...
Written July 23, 2016
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HenningBallerup
Ballerup14 contributions
¨Women's Power in Disguise Through 500 Years and the Lovers
Jul 2016 • Couples
It is common place that in the Western world women have gained almost equal rights and equal opportunities with men since the mid 1960's. But does that mean that women were powerless until that?
This wonderful exhibition with excellent guiding tours demonstrates that they were not, and does it through the personal lives of 20 chatelaines of Skarhult Castle, situated between Lund and Eslöv in Scania (Skåne), Sweden, since the Renaissance, beginning with Mette Rosenkrantz (1533 - 1588) when Skåne (Scania) were Danish. She was married to Peder Oxe, councelor to the Danish king and the most wealthy man in Denmark, continuing with Beate Elisabeth von Königsmarck (1637 - 1723) when Scania just became Swedish due to the Peace Treaty of Roskilde 1658 through to Margarethe von Schwerin (1908 - 1998).
Even if women's powers most of the time were executed hidden behind men's power, there were ups and downs, it was substantial, for example by managing the estates when her husband participated in the kings' military campaigns. These campaigns often changed the power relations between man and woman to the benefit of the woman, because the Lord and his men were absent, but their wives were present. So it was during the Thirty Years War (1618 - 1648) when Sweden lost almost half their male population. Other improvements in women's power came because of the influence from the Court of the French kings and the fashionable life in Versailles during the Rococo period.
You may think that there is only one exhibition, but actually there are two. The second one: "Lovers - Sense and Sensibilities through 500 Years" runs parallel to the first one. The second one culminates in a wholly new supplement 'LUST about modern sensiblities'.
Today Skarhult Castle is owned by the von Schwerin family since 1844, and the present exhibition is curated by the present chatelaine, Alexandra von Schwerin, herself a BA and MBA in political science and business administration and a former public relations manager at Lijlevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm. When Alexandra married Carl Johan von Schwerin she asked herself: What am I as a chastelaine supposed to do, what is expected of me? The present exhibition is an outcome of her investigation into what former chastelaines actually did. The exhibition is a contribution to rewriting history in order o mirroring women's, half of mankind, outstanding contribution to history.
She knows what makes an exhibition aesthetically and intellectually rewarding.
We visited the exhibition on July 1, 1100 - 1430, and enjoyed lunch in the cosy café in the vault.
The whole topic is documented in a beautiful book Alexander von Schwerin (ed.): Den Dolda Kvinnomakten. Atlantis, 2014, 192pp.
Henning
Written July 1, 2016
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bengt54
Eslöv, Sweden7 contributions
Nice exhibition
Sep 2015 • Couples
We visited the exhibition "the hidden power of women " and it was very well explained and the staff was nice and well educated. This year there is a exhibition of womens secret erotic life over the ages. We have not seen this but plan to go later in this summer.
Written June 15, 2016
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Dona_Nils
Valtournenche, Italy2,305 contributions
Educational
May 2016 • Couples
We were were impressed by the castle and the park but most of all by the exhibition Power in disguise and the lovers. The story about Skarhult's secret lovers and mistresses and women's sexuality through the centuries. Very well done and educational. A cup of coffee outside in the Sun was more than pleasant.
Written May 21, 2016
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missclassy68
Europe43 contributions
Very nice
May 2016 • Couples
I just loved this place. It was magically beautiful. We had a coffee and a cake in the garden. Absolutely calm and natural area. I love Sweden. It would be a perfect place for a wedding.
Written May 8, 2016
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pinkioxora
Halmstad, Sweden878 contributions
Very nice but not so much.
Aug 2015 • Solo
I like this castle very much but it is not as good as tjolöholm. The exhibition is very well prepared but 5 rooms is still a bit too little for such a huge castle. The price is ok for the price 70kr.
The decoration is somewhat very french.
To get here by collective traffic, take the bus 436 from eslöv station and get out at skarhult slott bus stop.
Sat and Sun will be hard to find bus. So if you wanna be on the safe side go from Mon to Fri.
Written August 13, 2015
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