The open-air museum Hägnan

Discover Hägnan

The open-air museum Hägnan has a lot to offer for visitors of all ages. From the middle of June to the middle of August the museum farmsteads are open to public and the calendar is packed with exciting events. During the winter season the farmsteads are closed, except for when there are specific events and pre-booked activities. The outdoor area is open all year round. Some of the larger farmsteads and outbuildings are marked with a QR-code that you can scan if you want to learn more about the buildings digitally.

The buildings at Hägnan

At the open-air museum Hägnan you will learn how the population on the countryside in the North of Sweden lived from the late 18th Century to the late 1940s. The buildings are not in their natural environment, they have been moved here from various locations in Norrbotten county to display a typical “line village” in Norrbotten. Hägnan also has a country store that breaks this pattern deliberately, since it was the customer and the main road that were important for the placement of this kind of building historically. Hägnan consists of around 50 buildings, of which 30 are cultural-historical buildings.

Group activities

The open-air museum Hägnan has a wide range of activities for groups of various sizes to select between, you can read more about our activities and events under “See and do". E-mail your booking request to

For smaller groups we also have a selection of drop-in activities in Gammelstad Church Town and at the open-air museum Hägnan, you will find them in the meny under "Booking".

Activities for children

Hägnan offers bookable group activities with different themes for school classes on set dates. For more information e-mail

During the summer season (mid June to mid August) the outdoor area by the Peri-Hanscha farmstead becomes our play and learning environment for children. Here we have a small village shop, a cowshed and a barn for hay jumping to play in.

Explore Hägnan digitally

For those of you that are visiting in the winter or don't have the opportunity to visit the museum physically, you now have the possibility to explore the buildings at Hägnan digitally. Some of the farmsteads and outbuildings are marked with a QR-code that you can scan to learn more about their history.

You can also watch them here:
Discover Hägnan digitally