Vitlycke museum is the information and knowledge centre of the World Heritage Tanum's rock carvings in North Bohuslän. There are exhibitions, a rebuilt Bronze Age Farm, slide shows, stores and cafés at the museum.
Vitlycke museum brings to life the rock carving era in many ways.
At our Bronze Age Farm you can see how people lived 3000 years ago. There are many different activities and guided tours at the World Heritage during the summer.
The museum shop contains a wide choice of literature and souvenirs, and in the café you can relax over a cup of coffee and taste some genuine Bohuslän dishes.
This year marks the World Heritage Tanums Rock Carvings 20 years as World Heritage Site.
We want today's children in an inspiring way to be able to learn something about its history. Therefore we concentrate extra on children's activities on Vitlycke Museum this summer.
Summer program 23 /6 - 17/8
Bring your child's interest in archeology and let themselves become archaeologists for a few hours. In our popular archeology school during the summer , the children make their own exciting excavations.
Attend a Bronze Age life, that is exactly what it sounds like, kids and adults get together practical experience first hand what life on the farm could look like. We lend Bronze Age clothing.
Activities in the Bronze Age farm daily during the summer season 11:30 am to 15:30
During August you have the opportunity to be on An unforgettable experience. Join us for a night view of the rock carvings . You will see the rock carvings in a completely different way than during the day.
New Exhibition: Images, Bronzes and Stories
It takes you on a journey through time to the Bronze Age world. You get to know, Akaz, Nenna, Alawin, Glicc and Gläär - people we recreated based on archaeological finds from the graves and settlements.
In the story of their lives and adventures, you get insight into contemporary everyday life in Tanum, and you get to go on exciting trips to Europe in search of the golden bronze - both The Sun Chariot from Odsherred, and Sky Disc of Nebra is included in the story where fiction and facts are consolidated into an exciting whole experience.
ROCK ART SHOP
Rock Art Shop is a beautiful and exciting museum shop with a little something for everyone. Our assortment of books covers such diverse topics as books describing bronze age children, the wonderful world of rock carvings, and scientific literature on subjects like archaeology, gender, ecology, philosophy and religion. In this exceptional shop you will also find a wide range of jewellery in bronze, silver and gold and many other items for mind, body and soul.
THE CUPMARK CAFÉ
Relax and admire the café's patinated bronze ceiling and the landscape view. Sandwiches, home made baked goods and light lunches are served depending on the season. The Cupmark Café is an ecological business. You and your party may also pre-book and enjoy a delicious Bronze Age inspired meal.
Digital excursions to the Bronze Age
The mobil app takes you on a digital journey to the Bronze Age. You will receive information on fantastic locations and unique subject in Germany, Denmark and you make a round trip to the rock carvings in Bohuslän and Dalsland.
From Denmark: Sun chariot from Trundholm, from Germany: The Sky Disc of Nebra and from Sweden: the rock carvings in Bohuslän and Dalsland.
Download "Empire of the sun" on the App Store or Google Play.
Rock carving tour
You can book a package with a good accommodation on selected sites in Bohuslän. You offered unique experiences in a journey beyond the ordinary, with inspiration from the rock carvings rich imagery and you get knowledge in the Bronze Age history, all in northern Bohuslän and Tanums world heritage.
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You can also try your hand at geocaching in the World Heritage area around the museum.
Rent the Vitlycke Digital Guide for a personal tour among the rock carvings on the Vitlycke Panel and the Vitlycke Path. With the help of a narrator, pictures and animations, the handheld computer gives you detailed information about rock carvings and the Bronze age.
Experience the World Heritage on 2 wheels
Rent a bike and experience the World Heritage Site and the 8000 year old cultural landscape of the area.
You get a map that shows where the rock carvings are and other ancient remains in the area.