Kökar museum

Address: Hellsö, 22730 Kökar Show map

Address: Hellsö, 22730 Kökar

At the Kökar museum you can see, learn and experience how the inhabitants of Kökar used to live. The museum is located in Österbygge-Hellsö old schoolhouse from 1913 and was opened by Kökar folklore society in 1988.

There is the permanent exhibition “Another Kökar” that shows life on Kökar in the 19th century up until the 1940’s through a fantastic collection of photos and films. In the main building there is also the old church organ from 1911, photos, old furniture and textiles.
At the museum area there are old buildings, but also new houses built according to old style. There is a boat exhibition with old boats and functioning boat engines, a log-house, a furnished cottage and a cowshed with agricultural tools. There is also a pottery and a wooden forge. The unique outside lavatory with ventilation and six sitting holes can be seen at the museum area. Down by the sea there is a boathouse, a fishing cabin and a stone pier with a caisson.

The folklore society of Kökar cooperates with the society Kökarkultur i det nyskapande hantverktsprojektet Kökarform.

in the innovative craft project Kökarform. The aim is to create handicrafts with their roots in old objects and traditions from Kökar.

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