Hembygdsgården Skanshult 2017
Hembygdsgården Skanshult 2017 | Photo: GuidebookSweden (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Hembygdsgården Skanshult

Small homestead near Locknevi

Hembygdsgården Skanshult is a pretty little homestead at the edge of the village Locknevi, about 25 km northeast of Vimmerby.

The homestead Skanshult, located directly on a quiet road, is a small ensemble of six different historical buildings from the Locknevi area.

All buildings were built in the 18th and 19th centuries and were dismantled at their original locations in the 1940s and 50s and rebuilt there. The combination of a main house, barn, storehouse and small outbuildings is an example of the countless small farms in Småland from the 19th century which no longer exist in this form.

After the buildings were placed, the farm was equipped with all kinds of historical equipment and furnishings in the 1950s. More than 800 different objects show, like the buildings themselves, the life of the former peasant agriculture in the region.

The outside area of the homestead is open to the public at all times, but the buildings are only open on certain occasions, such as Midsommar or various village festivals like the annual Locknevi Classic Motor Show. However, private visits can be arranged with the local heritage society.


598 94 Vimmerby (Locknevi)
57°47′35.1″N 16°4′51.6″E

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