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Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Lund
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Skansen in Lund”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

As I am interested to see local culture and history when traveling I chose this site as a priority. I was not disappointed, although there is a lot of renovation going on at the moment. They have all these original dwellings so obviously they need constant maintenance . I still needed more than 3 hours and did not even take coffee in one of the old premises which looked inviting...

Visited May 2013
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“Fun museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you like old houses and furnishings, you will love this place. Lots of old buildings gathered from all over the area and furnished to match their era. I liked the variety of time periods and social classes represented-- everything from a farmer's sod house to castle furnishings. Only thing I would pass on was the special presentation on toys-- it wouldn't have been worth waiting in line for.

Visited September 2012
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Ankara, Turkey
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you are interested in learning more about local/national culture, this museum is a must to visit. good location, affordable entrance fee, and a lot to see. Please consider that you will need at least 3 hours to have a basic tour.

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Kulturen is one of those strange places where they collect buildings and show them together but out of their natural context. The concept is a little weird. Having said that Kulturen is really well done and very great care has been taken to make it as interesting as possible. Don't miss the excellent museum, worth a visit in itself!

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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“Fun and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Kulturen is a place I frequently visited with my three sons. It was a great place to while away any afternoon, rain or shine. And in Sweden, it more often than not was raining. The many buildings are interesting to wander. My kids loved the different toys from different eras. Our favorite spot was the cottage with dress-up clothes, a kitchen with implements that were common such as a butter churn. I have hundreds of pictures of my kids dressed up in wooden clogs and pretending to cook or clean. Great place. Kulturen is a place that you can continue to explore many times.

Visited February 2012
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