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Gammelgården Open-Air Museum

Experience Dalsland as it used to be

Visit Gammelgården at Majberget in Bengtsfors, with its spectacular views and West Sweden's largest open-air museum. Small cottages have been moved here from different parts of Dalsland. See how the people of Dalsland lived and worked in the past.

Cottages steeped in history

At Gamlegården you can look over Storstugan and imagine how a well-to-do farmer lived in the past. You can also step into one of the few remaining millers’ cottages. The cottage of Maja Lena, a straw braider, is also on display. It is said that she was visited by Prince Wilhelm, who supposedly said that her tongue was as sharp as her fingers were fast. In the Beda room you can look over Beda Aronsson-Galle’s handicrafts.

Humorous activity track

There’s an activity track under the name of SFL (search, find and smile). Twelve activity stations have a mix of facts, experience and humour. You have to keep your eyes sharp to find them, however.

Contact information

Bengtsforstraktens Hembygdsförening


66631 Bengtsfors

Phone: +46 0531-126 20

E-mail: info@gammelgarden.com

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