Wadköping Open Air Museum

Örebro, Sweden

Wadköping open-air museum with its wooden buildings and courtyards gives an idea of what Örebro's buildings and city environment used to look like. Wadköping has been located here since its opening in 1965 and comprises buildings and courtyards moved here from central Örebro. A town street runs through the middle of Wadköping with buildings on either side. One side, with its low-proportioned, red-painted buildings depicts 17th, 18th and early 19th century buildings, while the other side shows Örebro´s city environment after the great fire of 1854.

Nowadays the buildings in Wadköping are home to shops, craft workshops, museums and exhibition venues. The area is open all year round admission free.

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Founded: 1965
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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www.orebro.se

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User Reviews

Ajith Kumar Alva (2 years ago)
Old Swedish Houses
Anja Rauch (2 years ago)
Nice for strolling, learning about history and having a Swedish Fika!
Des Grenfell (2 years ago)
Great open air museum with lots to see and buy. There's a nice cafe and admission is free to the site
Tomas Sandkvist (2 years ago)
A nice view of Swedish history. Doesn't take long to walk through, but you can always stroll along the river and check out the castle and from there some lunch in the city center.
Linnea Kleist (3 years ago)
A must see if you're visting Örebro. Perfect place for a stroll
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