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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: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Columbus OH
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“A fun afternoon”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We enjoyed exploring the open air museum. Walking in and around the medieval houses allows you to experience life at that time. Costumed staff were friendly. We enjoyed a light lunch at the small cafe inside the museum. There's a bigger one at the entrance. Some exhibits didn't have English explanations. The museum is very close to the center of town. We'll worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Brookings, Oregon
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99 reviews
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“Fantastic museum”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is massive and it's very well done. Half The museum is exhibits and themes such as weaponry, material, and glass. The second half is an open air museum with people in period dress and buildings of a Sweden long ago.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Food and culture”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

First open museum in Europe, great place for family.
Learn about the vikings and the local Nordic life style from ancient age.

Visited May 2014
Thank Mar F
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London, United Kingdom
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“So interesting!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Almost as good as the one outside Oslo, truly great experience and expensive but worth the money - allow plenty of time, a few hours minimum. Fantastic for all ages and so much to see!!!

Visited May 2014
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Lund, Sweden
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41 reviews
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“Very educational”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's nice to know how it is like to live a couple hundred of years back.

There were some areas that were quite creepy though. Not sure if it was just me, or something strange lingers in there.

Oh, but we did spend so much time in the music area of the museum! Very interactive and you can just hangout there for the whole day!

Whenever I bike past Kulturen, I get this whiff of the food from their Cafe. And it smells so good! I should try out their restaurant soon.

Visited June 2013
Thank Gabriel.Pavico
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