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Vitlycke Museum 2012
Vitlycke Museum 2012 | Photo: Erlend Bjørtvedt (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Tanums Kommun

Vitlycke Museum

Visitor centre of the world heritage site Tanum

The Vitlycke Museum is the visitor centre for the world heritage site Tanums Hällristningar and is located in the middle of the area of the well-known Bronze Age rock carvings, south of the town of Tanumshede in the Tanums Kommun.

While the rock carvings of Tanum can be explored directly outside the museum, visitors of the Vitlycke Museum learn all the exciting facts about their creation and the life in the Bronze Age. In this way, many questions that may arise while exploring the carvings are resolved.

The museum is both, a good starting point for your own exploration tour of the world heritage site, as well as suitable as a finale to such a tour. Various guided tours for small and large groups offer a wide range of further information – from the 30-minute introduction to the world heritage site to the 4-hour hiking tour through the historic area.

The Bronze Age farm at the Vitlycke Museum

A few metres northeast of the museum building lies Bronsåldersgården, which is part of the Vitlycke Museum. The Bronze Age farm consists of a small area with two reconstructed longhouses from the later Bronze Age. Among freely roaming sheep, visitors can see how people lived at the time when the world-famous rock carvings were made.

Old varieties of grain are cultivated on an arable field and in summer you can get an insight into various historical crafts. The farm also serves as a location for many other events of various kinds.

The museum also houses the Rock Art Shop with a selection of books, ceramics, glass and many other things. The focus is on the Bronze Age and the rock carvings, which can be bought printed on a wide variety of things or which inspired many of the items. During the summer months, Café Bronze offers coffee and pastries made from mostly organic raw materials.

Vitlycke Museum: Opening hours & admission

Open today: 11:00 – 17:00

Opening hours

1. April – 30. April
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
1. May – 31. August
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
1. September – 29. October
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Admission is free

Admission

All year
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Last update: 12/2020 | Errors and omissions excepted.

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