Below are 5 of the Skåne's weirdest and wackiest museums, compiled for your wide-eyed, slack-jawed viewing pleasure. If a trip around region isn't in the cards for you any time soon, you can check out this list and pretend you're on a wonderfully weird skåne tour.

The Beatles Museum

The Beatles Museum

Located just east of Trelleborg in southern Skåne, you will find this ambitious collection of Beatles-related props and memorabilia. Records, movies, books and souvenirs - here the you can relish in things like the drums of Ringo Starr, George Harrisons guitar and the groups traditional vox-speakers. The place is tiny and is only open when the owners happen to be there, but for the true fan a visit here is a must.

Cineteket - a movie museum in Ystad

Cineteket - a movie museum in Ystad

Few people have missed the thrilling murder mysteries solved by Inspector Kurt Wallander, a series of books and murders that has put Ystad in southern Skåne on the map of nordic crime noir. Cineteket is a museum honoring this popular series and movie making in general, giving visitors a chance to see film presentations, try their hand at making their own animations, meet the people behind the films, have a go at trick filming and much more.

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Kannibalmuseet - Arnold’s cabinet of curiosities

Kannibalmuseet - Arnold’s cabinet of curiosities

Globetrotter Arnold has gathered a large collection of curiosities on his trips, so large that it prompted him to found his own little museum at home: Arnold’s Cannibal Museum. Having travelled over 100 countries, Arnold is full of stories and will guide you through his collection of shrunken human heads, shark jaws and different cultural objects and tools from around the world. The museum is only open for prebooked visits, so be sure to call in advance.

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Birgit Nilsson Museum - a tribute to “la Nilsson”

Birgit Nilsson Museum - a tribute to “la Nilsson”

Located near Båstad on the west coast of Skåne is the farm where iconic Swedish opera singer Birgit Nilsson grew up. Now turned into a museum in honour of ”La Nilsson”, this well preserved home tells the story of a simple life without electricity or running water, but rich in talent and dreams of a musical future. Birgit Nilssons fantastic carrier is depicted in images, movie clips and tunes, and after the tour you can have coffee in what was once the old stables.

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Bärnstensmuseet - The Swedish Amber Museum

Bärnstensmuseet - The Swedish Amber Museum

The amber museum is located in an archaeological area, near the old fishermen village Kämpinge. In the immediate vicinity are the remains of a fortification wall from the Viking Age and a grave mound from the Bronze Age. The small museum displays fossil amber in many variations and tells the story of amber, its petrification and processing. Also antique amber jewellery is shown and you can buy amber products in the museum shop. The makers of Jurassic Park consulted the museum about amber. In the film directed by Steven Spielberg, the DNA of dinosaurs is recovered from mosquitoes that were trapped in tree resin about 65 million years ago and were preserved in amber.

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