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 one of the world’s best open air museum in central Lund, the picturesque university town of Skåne. It comprises two blocks of historical buildings and gardens.
Walk in the beautiful park among ancient preserved or recreated buildings gathered from around the country, some of which stand on the site where they were once built. The houses are surrounded by cobblestone streets settings and beautiful gardens.
Kulturen is built according to the pavilion system that has inspired different world exhibitions of the nineteenth century. There are up to twenty different exhibitions, highlighting everything from art, design, culture and history.
The playground features a small water system with an old-fashioned, manual pump that keeps the youngest ones entertained for hours. There are often temporary exhibitions aimed especially at kids. If you get hungry, drop into the restaurant and café, or enjoy a picnic on the well-kept lawns.

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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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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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Foteviken

Foteviken

Love medieval history and fascinated by tales of murderous Vikings? Foteviken gives you a glimpse of what everyday life was like for this aggressive, horn-clad bunch.
Foteviken is a reconstruction of a large Viking Age settlement on the Höllviken peninsula in southern Skåne where you can re-enact history.
This is an entire Viking Age town reconstructed using materials and techniques of the time. It’s no fake movie backdrop, but a city of real inhabitable houses, creating a strong sense of authenticity.
Domestic animals and cattle were very important to the Vikings and owning animals was considered a sign of wealth. Meet sheep, poultry and horses, often wandering freely in the village, just like they once did.
In the early 1980s, five sunken Viking ships were discovered in the waters just north of where the Viking town now lies. One of them has been recovered and a full-scale recreation of the ship is on display at the museum.
The week following Midsummer, the museum arranges the annual Foteviken Viking Market, an international fair that draws hundreds of merchants, craftsmen and ”Viking warriors” from across Europe as well as thousands of regular visitors.

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