Historical residence in Eksjö
Aschanska Gården is a residence of a nineteenth-century family of manufacturers, probably the most interesting of the numerous historic residences in the center of the picturesque wooden town of Eksjö.
Located near the market square, Aschanska Gården consists of several historic wooden buildings grouped around a closed courtyard. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 17th century, but its present appearance was defined by the tanner Leo Felix Aschan, who settled in Eksjö in the 1830s. He founded a successful tannery that has been run by the family Ashan until 1928 and today the Eksjö Museum is located in this buildings.
The court was the bourgeois residence of the family for over three generations. After the last member of the third generation, Hedda Aschan, died childless in 1984 at the age of 101 years, the court was transferred to a foundation and turned into a museum.
The Aschanska Gården as a museum
At this time, the court was already no longer inhabited for 20 years. But it remained completely untouched throughout the years and is furnished with the complete inventory from the turn of the century, which makes it an important cultural and historical treasure.
A visit to Aschanska Gården is like a journey through time. After entering the house through the creaking entrance door, you reach another, long-gone world. Furniture, carpets, wallpaper, pictures and even the smallest furnishing details are preserved in the original and it is almost expected that one of the former residents will come home at any moment.
The museum can only be visited as part of guided tours, which are held twice a day during the summer months – on Saturdays also in German. Particularly impressive are the tours organized on a December weekend, when the house shines in the Christmas decorations. Guided tours for pre-book groups are also possible outside of regular hours all year round.
Aschanska Gården: Opening hours & admission
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00
Last update: 07/2019 | Errors and omissions excepted.