ASTRID LINDGREN´S NÄS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson was born here, at the farm at Näs in Vimmerby more than 100 years ago. Her father was tenant farmer at the rectory.
This is where Astrid climbed in the "lemonade tree", played with her siblings, jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin´s kitchen.
Her childhood home is still intact. The house is open for guided tours all year round. What a fantastic experience to enter into Astrid Lindgren´s unique childhood home. For more information please contact the reception + 46-492-76 94 00.
1th of April - 12th of May Wed-Sun, 11am-3pm
13th of May - 16th of June daily, 10am- 4pm
17th of June - 18th of Aug daily, 10am- 6pm (21 of June, Midsummer, closed)
19th of Aug - 1st of Sept daily, 10am- 4pm
4th of Sept - 31st Dec Wed-Sun, 11am-3pm
The whole world´s Astrid Lindgren
Our permanent exhibition “The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren” presents the life and work of Astrid Lindgren. You get to meet Astrid the jazz enthusiast from Vimmerby, Astrid Lindgren as a tone-setting children’s book editor and Astrid as a creator of public opinion, a woman seriously committed to animal welfare and always on the side of the child, whatever the issue. ”The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren” takes you from her idyllic childhood at Näs where Astrid grew up, to her life as a celebrated and world-renowned author. Feel free to borrow an audio guide available in Swedish, German, English, Danish and Spanish. A special children’s version of the audio guide is available in Swedish, German and English.
Entrance Fees to the exhibition: Adults SEK 85:-, Children (6-14 years old) SEK 50:- (Summertime 13th of May-14th of Sept)
(Low season: Adults SEK 80:-, Children (6-14 years old) SEK 35:-)
Tjolahopp tjolahej (21th of September- 10th of November)
Tjolahopp tjolahej! is an exhibition of and about rag rugs in all their glory. Old new, short, long, simple, dark, light, colourful, old and new. Made for everyday life and for celebrations, for Christmas and Easter, for kitchens, fine rooms and bedrooms.
In the exhibition, where you can see more than 200 rag rugs, you can learn about the history of the rag rugs and about weaving techniques, patterns and the material used for weaving. But you can also try to weave by yourself and children can design their own rag rug.
Entrance Fee to the exhibition: Adults SEK 40:-,
Astrid Lindgren´s childhood home
1. June - 31. Aug guided tours daily.
Adults SEK 95 Children under 14 years SEK 50 (recommended from 8 years)
BOA AT NÄS
Exhibition and sales of books, pictures etc. Run by Astrid Lindgren´s relatives.
Open from July - August.
LANTKÖKET PÅ NÄS
The restaurant Lantköket at Näs, serves farmhouse food closely associated with Astrid Lindgren. The food is made from good quality, locally produced, ecological ingredients. Sisters Ann and Emma Sellbrink serve food rooted in the local Småland cuisine, combining classic local dishes with new flavours. Welcome!
To book a table please call 0492-76 95 91.