outside history / Österlens Museum in Simrishamn
text&photo: aboutosterlen.com
To deepen the knowledge of Österlens history, there is no better place. At Björkegrenska yard, in the center of Simrishamn, there is Österlens Museum, a museum of regional cultural history.
The museum has unique collections of textiles and folk art, fishing, and maritime history as well as ancient objects. Particularly interesting is handmade lace and its history. Österlens Museum is settled in an old merchant's and shipowners' farm dating from the 1850s,  located on Main Street 24.
The farm is named after the shipowner and merchant Björkegren, who built the house. Museum entrance and the shop is located in the space that has a 150-year tradition as a shop.
Contemporary artists are also exhibiting in the museum premises. 
 The Linnaeus - inspired garden was made in 2007. The museum garden is open daily and admission is free.
The garden, which is a tribute to the world known biologist, shows many of the plants Linnaeus described when he visited Österlen in 1749. 
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