Curious about what Skåne was like back in the day? Skåne history museums contain stories and objects from the Viking age up until today. Below you’ll find a few of the most popular tourist attractions in terms of history.

Kulturen in Lund

Kulturen in Lund

Kulturen is a large open air museum in central Lund. Almost like a small world of its own, it comprises two whole blocks of historical buildings and gardens. Some of these houses are standing on the exact site where they were once built, and around the houses are cobble stone street settings and beautiful gardens. You will find up to twenty different exhibitions here, highlighting everything from art, design, culture and history. The playground features a small water system with an old-fashioned, manual pump that will keep the youngest ones entertained for hours, and there are usually temporary exhibitions aimed especially at kids here. If you get hungry there is a restaurant and a café, and the garden with their well kept lawns are perfect for picnics.

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Johannamuseet

Johannamuseet

This is a technical museum located in the small village of Skurup in southern Skåne. Here you can admire old veteran cars, motorcycles, everyday objects, toys and musical instruments. You will find the oldest car in Sweden here, alongside a large number of other fascinating objects from times gone by. The museum is named after ”Johanna”, a Ford from 1914 that was the founder’s favorite car and that has been used as a prop in several Swedish movies.

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The Malmö Museums

The Malmö Museums

In central Malmö you will find the Malmöhus Castle where children of all ages will love the aquarium to watch colourful fish in coral reefs and poisonous frogs from the rain forest. This is the oldest preserved renaissance castle in all of the northern countries and today it houses temporary exhibitions as well as and permanent ones. Buying a ticket here will also give you access to the Technical and Nautical Museum just across the street - a Mecca for kids who love ships and trains.

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Skissernas Museum - The museum of sketches

Skissernas Museum - The museum of sketches

At Skissernas Museum, in the center of Lund, you’ll find the world’s largest collection of sketches, models and preparatory works for international and Swedish art. The museum focuses on artist’s creative process and you get to follow the creative process from an artist’s first idea until the final model or sketch. The museum was founded in1934 and consists of seven large galleries where you will find a variety of sketches and models, from small copper web models, the size of a fingernail, to large sculptures more than five meters tall.

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Landskrona citadel

Landskrona citadel

The Citadel is one of the Nordic region’s best-preserved 16th century fortresses and was built sometime between 1549-1559 by the Danish King Christian III as a defence fortification. During the 19th century the Citadel was used as a prison, first for prisoners of war and subsequently for life-term prisoners and vagrants. Today, the citadel is a recreation area here a museum, exhibitions, a craft shop and a café. Guided tours are given in the summers, and at other times by prior arrangement.

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Historical Museum in Lund

Historical Museum in Lund

The Historical Museum in central Lund features a lot of interesting exhibitions of permanent as well as temporary nature. Among the permanent ones are The Zoological Gallery, The Classical Antique Collection, the Cathedral Museum and the Stone and Bronze age halls. Plenty of activities are arranged for children, and a fun way for the kids to explore the museum is by joining the animal hunt and look for hidden animals.

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Trelleborgen viking fort 


Trelleborgen viking fort 


On the highest point in the town Trelleborg, the remnants of an old Viking castle - a so called “trelleborg” - was found in 1988. A trelleborg was the general term for the typical Viking Age type of ring fortresses built with so-called "trellers", the skewed cloven logs that support the structure, and the castle has very likely given name to the city of Trelleborg. Today, parts of the fort have been recreated. The on site museum shows an exhibition about Vikings and there is also a small museum shop and a café.

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