Welcome to Halland Museum of Cultural History

The museum is located at the top of the fortress in Varberg with an amazing view of the sea Kattegatt. Here you will experience the cultural history of Halland together with innovative contemporary exhibitions.

Meet the Bocksten Man from the 14th century or join us on a journey back to the early 17th century when Halland still belonged to Denmark.

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GUIDED TOUR AT VARBERG FORTRESS

Join the tour to learn about the history of the fortress and visit the locked canon rooms and prison cells. Daily 5/7-14/8 at 14:30, 15/8-21/8 13:30

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AUDIO AND TEXT GUIDE

Download our app and listen to the history about Varberg fortress and Halland,

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Pablo Wiking Faria, 1e antikvarie. Christina Henriksson, Odontolog samt Jasper Cato, konservator.Bockstensmannens skalle.

THE BOCKSTEN MAN

In 1936, the remains of a man were found in Bocksten’s bog, east of Varberg. It turned out to be one of Europe’s most interesting medieval finds.

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WE BUILT VARBERG FORTRESS

Meet the craftsmen, farmers, skippers and many others who all contributed to the completion of the fortress after forty years of construction in 1618.

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Varbergs fästning. Årets tema katt.

WHAT’S ON AT THE MUSEUM

Events, tours and lectures for all ages!

Utställningen Halland genom tiderna.

HALLAND THROUGH THE AGES

The exhibition tells the history of Halland – from 10,000 years ago to the present day.

Varbergs fästning från hamnen.

THE HISTORY OF THE FORTRESS

Varberg Fortress was built at the top of Mount Wardberg, which at the time had a long and complicated history.

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OUR REGIONAL SITES

The museum has three heritage sites in the region: Bexellska Ryggåsstugan in Varberg, the Boat Museum in Galtabäck harbour and the “Birdnest” in Vessigebro.

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CAFÉ LÄNGAN

Enjoy a lunch or a cup of freshly made coffee with pastry.