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orebro.se/wadkoping Welcome to Wadköping open-air museum! Open all year round. Admission free. In central Örebro, on the banks of the River Svartån, you will find Wadköping open-air museum one of Örebro

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orebro.se/wadkoping Welcome to Wadköping open-air museum! Open all year round. Admission free. In central Örebro, on the banks of the River Svartån, you will find Wadköping open-air museum one of Örebro s biggest visitor destinations. With its wooden buildings and courtyards, Wadköping 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 court yards 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 cen tury buildings, while the other side shows Örebro s city environment after the great fire of The open-air museum is called Wadköping after the name Hjalmar Bergman gave to the place in which he grew up. The name appears, for example, in Bergman s novel Markurells i Wadköping (Swedish for Markurells in Wadköping) where depictions of the city have been inspired by, for example, Örebro, the city in which Hjalmar Bergman grew up. Welcome Nowadays the buildings in Wadköping are home to shops, craft workshops, museums, exhibition venues and apartments. The pleasant aroma of freshly baked bread wafts from the bakery. The shops sells cones of sweets, tea and other odds and ends that were sold in days gone by. Wadköping s café and canteen offer good food along with beverages and pastries in a unique environ ment. Heavy blows of the hammer can be heard from the forge as the blacksmiths work on the iron, and at the woodturner work shop visitors can see the lathe in action. The silversmith offers unique jewelry design and the handcraft studio, located at Kungstorget, sells home and garden crafts made of recycled materials, while new creations are made at the sewing studio. The shops and craft workshops sell everyday items and gifts made in Wadköping. T T ENGEBREKTSG. T TRÄDGÅRDSGATAN ENGEBREKTSGATAN holmen 1. Tenngjutaregården 2. Vävaregården 3. Cajsa Wargs hus 4. Kungsstugan 5. Skomakaregården 6. Handskmakaregården 7. Skepparegården 8. Smedjan 9. Lekladan 10. Bohms brygga 12. Jeremiasstugan 13. Hamiltonska huset 14. Ullavihuset 15. Behrns hus 16. Komministergården 17. Svarvarehuset 18. Smedjebackshuset 19. Teaterladan, Kornboden 20. Övre Vallbygården 21. Erikagården 22. Sturegården Kungsstugan (The King s Lodgings) acquired its name from the fact that, according to tradition, Duke Karl, later King Karl IX, stayed there a couple of nights during visits to Örebro. The building is medieval in style and was originally part of a group of buildings on Järntorget square. The upper floor boasts well-preserved wall and ceiling paintings from the 1580s and 1620s, which are shown on various occasions and presented in one of the exhibitions on Kungsstugan s ground floor. Cajsa Wargs hus (Cajsa Warg s House), a burgher s house, dates back to the 17th century. The building was aguest-house and part of an estate owned by country treasurer Anders Warg at the turn of the 18th century, father of cookery book writer Cajsa Warg. Here visitors can see fine wall paintings from the 18th century, for example. The building also has an exhibition on Cajsa Warg, covering both her work as a cookery book writer and Cajsa Warg herself. Hjalmar Bergman, who was born and bred in Örebro, is one of Sweden s best-known authors. Hjalmar Bergman s museum with books and mementos is located in Övre Vallbygården, right here in Wadköping. Jeremiasstugan (Jeremiah Cottage) in named after poet Levi Rickson, alias Jeremiah the Inconsolable, who once lived in the building. Jeremiah the Inconsolable s writing den is depicted in the upper floor. In Kronbloms Museum (Kronblom s Museum), which is furnished in the style of the 1930s, Kronblom is reclining on the sofa to recover. There is also an exhibition here describing the history of the comic figure Kronblom. The museum is located in Skomakaregården. Skolmuseet (The School Museum) is located in Handskmakaregården and gives an account of 1920s school history. Art and craft exhibitions Interesting new art and craft exhibitions are constantly held at Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, an organisation that promotes art. Hantverkarboden craft shop puts on a new exhibition each week. Wadköping for children Wadköping is an oasis for children and families. There s plenty to discover in the exciting, cultural history environment. Lekladan play barn has a cowshed, an old shop and a playhouse. The puppet theatre provides puppet shows and storytelling. There are events for children all year round including traditional Midsummer celebrations and Tuesday get-togethers with clowns, magic and music from June to August. At Christmas our young visitors can meet Santa Claus and take part in activities in his workshop. Something for everyone Wadköping is a vibrant open-air museum with historical and cultural events all year round. There are activities for the whole family including theatre for all ages, lectures, musical entertainment, dance, and Christmas and Easter markets with craft activities for children. Each year the programme includes more than hundred activities of various types. For the full programme, please go to: orebro.se/wadkoping +46 (0) or +46 (0) Why not subscribe to our newsletter (in Swedish) at orebro.se/nyhetsbrev. Opening hours May August Open-air museum: CET daily. Café: CET daily. Bakery: 7 17 CET daily. September April Open-air museum: CET, Tuesday Sunday. Café: CET daily. Bakery: 7 16 CET daily. DAY BEFORE PUBLIC HOLIDAY Open-air museum: CET. Café: CET. Bakery: 7 14 CET. Price Admission free. Charges for some events. Bookings For guided tours, please contact Örebrokompaniet: +46 (0) Örebro Municipality Å staden with Wadköping and Karlslund +46 (0) or +46 (0) orebro.se/wadkoping Photo: Magnus Wahman, Josephine Johansson, Charlotte Bååth, Åsa Johansson PRINT: Edita Bobergs AB
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