Agriculture and landscape


Vallby open air museum interpret the historic working landscape and farming practices of these parts of Sweden. Traditional cereal and root crops, hops and flax are grown in the fields.

In the 19th century rye dominated in this region, due to the soil and the “pre-summer drought”. There was also barley, some oats (mainly the black varieties), and very small amounts of wheat. The fallow land was partly used for growing peas, potatoes and flax for the farmers´ needs.

At the meadows we harvest hay that we, like in the old days, let dry hanging on the long haystacks. We use the hay to feed the Museum animals. Sheep and horses also graze on our meadows.

In the northern part of the Museum you find the Pollarding Meadow where limes are pollarded for leaf fodder.

The Soldier´s farmstead has a field and a fruit garden.