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  • Photographer: Maria Ljungberg

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  • Photographer: Christiane Dietz

  • Photographer: Maria Ljungberg

  • Photographer: Christiane Dietz

Halmens Hus - The house of straw

Museum with an Arts and Crafts shop

The Nordic region's only specialty museum for straw! Here is a solid exhibition about the history of the straw and its economic importance for the countryside. Temporary and permanent exhibitions and shop.


The House of straw is at Majberget in Bengtsfors with a fantastic view over the village, forests, and lakes. All year around you can visit the exhibition that tells the story about the usage of straw in different cultures and throughout the history. You will even discover why straw got such great importance here in Dalsland. With the tradition as foundation and the future in sight, The House of Straw strive to preserve the knowledge and the techniques of the craftsmanship of. Temporary exhibitions, courses, lectures, concerts and various other arrangements.


At Halmens Hus it is possible to purchase a wide variety of beautiful straw products. In addition you can find local, high quality products, made of other common materials and techniques, such as ceramics, textiles and woodwork.
For those who are not able to visit us, you are welcome to browse the webshop.

Contact information

Halmens hus


66631 Bengtsfors

Phone: +46 531 52 80 21