Every year Vallby Open Air Museum hosts a number of festivals. Summer at the museum is especially lively. During the summer season living history exhibits are staffed by costumed guides.

Spring festival

First sunday in the month of May, we are welcoming the spring with the animals and their cubs, the nature, the farming and the handicrafts.

Living history summer

During summer season living history is shown in many of the buildings. Guides in historical costumes will make the history come alive as they go about their daily chores. Maybe if you are lucky you will be just in time to taste the freshly baked bread or newly fried herring. You are invited to participate in different activities such as washing clothes or preparing wool.

Midsummer festival

Midsummer Eve is traditionally celebrated every year with song and music, folk dance and dancing around the maypole.

Autumn festival

We are welcoming the autumn with a festival where gardening, harvesting and cultivation are in focus. The Autumn Festival at Vallby Open Air Museum always occurs on the first Sunday in September.

Christmas fair

Visit our traditional Christmas market where you can find Swedish handicraft, sweets and food. Enjoy the atmosphere in the old museum buildings and see and learn more about local Christmas traditions. The Christmas fair occurs on the same weekend as the First Advent Sunday.

More events and programmes

Animal feeding tour

Follow the animal care taker on a feeding tour. Sundays at 3.30 pm from March to the first Sunday in November. Daily during Living history summer. Cancelled during large events. No fee.

Horse and carriage

Horse and carriage tours in the museum area. Sundays at 1-3 pm all year round and Thursdays at 1.30-2.30 pm during spring, summer and autumn. 45 SEK.

Note that Horse and carriage may be cancelled with short notice due to bad weather conditions or other reason. Also note that other hours may occur during large events.