FAQ for visitors

FAQ for visitors to Gammelstad Church Town and the open-air museum Hägnan

Does it cost money to visit Gammelstad Church Towna and the open-air museum Hägnan?
No, it's free to visit the area. Occasional entrance fees to the open-air museum Hägnan may occur on some larger events.

Can I pay with card/cash/Swish in the stores?
The souvenir shop at the Visitor Center and the country store at the open-air museum Hägnan accept both cards and Swish. In the country store you can also pay with cash. The souvenir shop at the Visitor Center is a cash free store.

Are there any ATMs on the area?
No, the nearest ATM is located in Stadsö Centrum (a 15 minutes walk from the church town).

Is the area adapted for wheelchairs and prams?
The area is adapted for wheelchairs and prams but during bad weather conditions the accessibility may be limited. We have ramps for the larger farmsteads at Hägnan but not for all outbuildings. Nederluleå church has one adapted entrance and the exhibition at the Visitor Center can be reached by elevator (inform the staff on location if you wish to use it). The exhibition cottage is not adapted but it has a removable ramp that can be used if needed.

Can I take the bus to Gammelstad?
Yes, bus number 9 goes all the way to the church town. You can also take bus number 1 or 2 to Stadsö Centrum, this however requires a 15 minutes walk to get to the church town and the open-air museum Hägnan.

Where can I park my car?
Parking is allowed on referred parking areas. There is no parking fee except during some larger events at the open-air museum Hägnan.

Is smoking allowed on the area?
Smoking is allowed outdoors but not in connection to our buildings.

Are dogs allowed on the area?
Yes, leashed dogs are allowed outdoors but not in any of our buildings.

Are spiked shoes allowed in the buildings?
No, due to sensitive floor surfaces spikes on your shoes are not allowed indoors in our buildings.

Can I enter the church?
Nederluleå church is open for visitors on set days throughout the year. Since it is an active church it's often occapied with church services and other church activities outside of its official opening hours. For more information see opening hours.

Do I need to pre-book anything before my visit?
You don't need to pre-book your visit, it's an open area that can be visited anytime during the day. We do however recommend you to keep track of our opening hours if you wish to enter a specific building. If you want to join a guided tour or any other of our activities you can book your ticket online on our webpage, under Booking.

Are there any cafés and restaurants on the area?
There is one restaurant that is open all year round, Iraj Kyrkbyn Restaurang & Pizzeria. For pre-booked groups there is also Restaurang Kaptensgården. During the summer season and during some specific events in the winter you can also buy coffee and pastries at Kafé Fägnan and Ullas Café.

When can I see the animals at the open-air museum Hägnan?
Most animals at the open-air museum Hägnan are only present from late June to mid August. Only the sheep live at Hägnan all year round.