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Österlens museum

Österlens museum

Exhibitions at Österlens Museum:

The Scratch - active and interactive rooms

Traditional and digital exhibitions and workshops in a whole floor for children, families with children and school classes. The exhibition shows Simrishamn's history from ancient times to the middle of the 1900 century. Skrabban is also the place for workshops and other programs all year round, with various events and law programs. Fee is charged when workshops, theater etc. program is arranged.

Roman jewelry

Gold and jewelery have always had a special meaning for the Romans. In the past, Roman women carried the family's capital in the form of jewelry. They were family life insurance, as well as something to decorate with. If something happened and the family needed money, it was easy to get rid of a piece of jewelry to sell or pledge. Many of these Roman objects have today been sold or melted down. The exhibition Roman Jewelry tells about a part of Roman and Swedish cultural history that is being lost. The exhibition is a walking exhibition produced by the Romska Cultural Center in Malmö together with the Regional Museum Kristianstad. It tells about Swedish-Swedish jewelry tradition from a cultural-historical, aesthetic and material perspective. Pictures, stories and real gold. The exhibition runs until 30/9. Free entrance.


Artist Gunnel Pettersson has an interest in social criticism and investigative processes. She has run the Bovete project in Österlen, under the project umbrella Odlingen, a rural development project that uses artistic methods. The exhibition Foods provides a cultural-historical context for the herb buckwheat, and takes up different perspectives linked to today's questions about local food production and the importance of cultural varieties. How we want to live? The importance of the place linked to the global perspective from community engagement to recipes and stories. The exhibition shows photos, videos and various activities related to the cultural landscape and cultivation. The exhibition runs until 17/10. Free entrance.

Mottainai - An exhibition on recycling

Artist Takao Momiyama grew up in a Japanese peasant culture before the consumer society began. Here was a living knowledge transfer that was based on utilizing small resources.
Mottainai is a Japanese expression that means something like: Don't waste. The term names a philosophy of thrift. In recent years, the word has gained international attention and is used by environmentalists in different countries. The exhibition is about care and about patching and preparing with the help of the Japanese sewing technique sashiko, a traditional stitching technique. Repaired everyday garments and compositions are displayed. It is also about passing on a knowledge of taking care of things. Taking care of takes time. Slow stitches; it is not wear and tear but instead wear and tear and layer after layer. The exhibition runs until 17/10. Free entrance.

Noticeable first - about clothes and people

The badges first show clothes from the 1700th century until 1970 from the Association's collections at the Österlen Museum. The clothes really tell all the stories at the same time - it is about communication, community, exclusion, status and economy, destiny, tradition and renewal. Therefore, the exhibition becomes a sample map of human behavior and a way of telling our local history. And thus also an exhibition not only for the already interested. Free entrance.

Harvesting rainwater

"Harvest rainwater" is an installation in the museum's garden created together with Eva Mathiasson, Sophia Callmer and Susanna Widlundh. Here we show how rainwater can be collected, stored and used to create sustainable gardens and a better environment for ourselves and future generations. In collaboration with the Social Building Administration Gata & Park and with funds from Sparbanken Syd. During the year, more installations will be displayed in the museum garden. Free entrance.

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Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday 12: 00 - 16: 00
Thursday 12: 00 - 16: X
Friday 12: 00 - 16: 00
Saturday 10: 00 - 14
Sunday Closed

Our current events

On Saturday

3 Oct at 10:00 - 14:00
Eva Fristedt from "Narciss och Tulpan" is responsible every year for… On Saturday Read more »

At home at the museum!

3 Oct at 11:00 - 12:00
An audiovisual electronic music performance by and with Ann Rosén, Gunnel… Hemma hos mu ...

Exhibition of the exhibition Foods

3 Oct at 13:00 - 14:00
The exhibition Food provides a cultural-historical context for the herb buckwheat, and… Visni ...

Wicker baskets

10 Oct at 10:00 - 13:00
We learn to braid baskets of waxed paper under… Braid baskets Read more »

Patch and cook with sashiko

17 Oct at 09:00 - 14:00
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese repair technique based on stitches. … Patch up...

Then the bohus fishermen came to Simrishamn

24 Oct at 14:00 - 16:00
During World War II, fishermen on the West Coast were hit hard. The war touched… Then came ...

Spin with a spin hook and create with wool

28 Oct at 12:00 - 13:30
Spinning with a spinning hook is an old method of… Spinning with a spinning hook and creating with wool ...

Karva and betlykta

29 Oct at 12:00 - 13:30
Take part in the Scanian tradition of "carving a prayer lamp"… Carving a beacon Read more ...

Inauguration of the exhibition The last eel fisherman

31 Oct at 14:00 - 14:30
28 pictures from Charlotte Kronlund's appreciated book about Eve Ask… Inauguration of the exhibition The ...


11 Nov at 18:00 - 20:00
Members of Österlen Tells in full freedom. Come and share… Storytelling evening Read more »

Archive day: Black on white

14 Nov at 12:00 - 15:00
Archives Day is a national collaboration and is celebrated every year… Archives Day: Black on white ...

Inauguration of the exhibition Open doors

21 Nov at 12:00 - 13:00
The museum has made a review of all the historic doors… Inauguration of the exhibition Ö ...


29 Nov at 15:00 - 18:00
The museum shop and the museum's exhibitions are open during the Christmas signage. Display of… Signs

Christmas tales and folktales around Christmas

5 Dec at 13:00 - 14:00
A goenisse is good to have on the farm, if he… Christmas stories and folk beliefs about Christmas Read more »

Christmas crafts in Skrabban

12 Dec at 11:00 - 13:00
Come and make your own traditional Christmas decorations, crackers, icicles and… ...

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