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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.

Hasse & Tage museum

© Interior at Hasse & Tage-museet

Hasse & Tage museum

This may be one of the smallest museums at 17 sq. metres, but it’s the largest Hasse & Tage museum in the world. It houses more than 50 years of production from this cult Swedish 2-man comedy team from the 60s. Thirteen monitors spin their immortal films, and the drawers are full of props, manuscripts and other memorabilia.

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Bärnstensmuseet - Amber Museum

Various amber stones © Leif Brost
Working with the amber © Leif Brost
By the sea © Leif Brost

Bärnstensmuseet - Amber Museum

Located near Höllviken southwest of Malmö, this unique museum shows amber in all imaginable shapes. Study the small insect fossils preserved in the golden stones and explore the temporary exhibition. You can hunt for amber after your visit. The best time and place to look is on the beach after a storm. Ask for help in the museum and they will tell you where to go to amber hunting.

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Ystad studios

Ystad studios visitor center

Ystad studios

Few people have missed the murder mysteries solved by Inspector Kurt Wallander, a series of books that has put Ystad on the Nordic Noir map. Ystad studios is an experience centre for film and movies honouring this popular series and Swedish movie making in general. See film presentations, try your hand at making animations, meet the people behind the films, have a go at trick filming and much more.

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Birgit Nilsson Museum - a tribute to “la Nilsson”

Sign to the Birgit Nilsson museum & cafe
The entrance
Bike outside the museum
Parking lot

Birgit Nilsson Museum - a tribute to “la Nilsson”

Iconic Swedish opera singer Birgit Nilsson grew up in Båstad on the west coast of Skåne. This well-preserved home turned into a museum tells the story of a girl who led a simple life without electricity or running water, but rich in talent and dreams of a musical future. Birgit Nilsson’s carrier is depicted in images, movie clips and tunes. After the tour you can have coffee in what was once the old stables.

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Eslöv’s toy museum

© Eslövs leksaksmuseum

Eslöv’s toy museum

If you love toys – and who doesn’t? – take a trip to Eslöv’s Toy Museum. You’ll find toys from your childhood, no matter how old you are. Stroll around the 400 Barbie dolls, all in their original packaging, 4,000 toy and model cars in different scales, films, TV and computer game figures, PEZ figures, 9,000 tin soldiers. There’s even a complete Smurf world, Playmobil, an entire Lego world and a fantastic LGB and Märklin train collection.You’re never too old to play.

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The Beatles Museum

 Beatles collection
Guitars

The Beatles Museum

This ambitious collection of Beatles-related props and memorabilia east of Trelleborg includes records, movies, books and souvenirs. See Ringo Starr’s drums, George Harrison’s guitar and the group’s traditional Vox-speakers. The place is tiny and only open when the owners are there, but a visit is a must for true fans.

Kannibalmuseet - Arnold’s cabinet of curiosities

Arnold looks at his collection © SKN.se
Shark jaw

Kannibalmuseet - Arnold’s cabinet of curiosities

Globetrotter Arnold has gathered a collection of curiosities on his trips, so large that it prompted him to found Arnold’s Cannibal Museum. Having travelled to 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 pre-booked visits, so call in advance.

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