Forsviks Bruk is a living museum where you can follow work at Forsviks shipyard, smithy and mill. The old foundry is now an exciting location for theatre and music, while the other buildings are home to exhibitions, courses, conference activities and more.
People and models
Forsviks Bruk in Forsvik, West Sweden has a history of 600 years as part of the Swedish industrial cradle. The exhibitions include a selection of the thousands of wooden patterns that have been preserved from the foundry. One of the exhibitions describes the lives and work of women at the works, which is a part of history that is often forgotten.
Photographer: Ian Schemper
Voyage of discovery with an expert guide
If you want to get more out of your visit, the best idea is to join an expert guide who can explain many details of work at the works. When you need a break and refreshments, sit down in the grass and enjoy your picnic with a lovely view over lake Viken. Don’t worry if you forgot your picnic basket at home - just drop in at Kafé Ada in the old miller's house.
Would you like more ideas about what you can find nearby? Forsviks Bruk is a certified InfoPoint where you can pick up brochures and maps and knowledgeable staff can help with your questions about the area.