Bäckefors Ironworks

Bäckefors, Sweden

Bäckefors Ironworks Museum is a traditional ironworks where you can learn about time honoured industrial methods. The iron manufacturing started in 1767 and in the early 19th century Bäckefors was one of the largest ironworks in Sweden. It was closed down in 1877.

You will find a charcoal house, a mill, a sawmill, and a blacksmith´s shop displaying old equipment here. There is also a folk museum on the site dealing with the general history of the district. Guided tours are available to visitors. The museum has a restaurant.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 1767
Category: Industrial sites in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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