Museums & local history museum tips
Hallands Konstmuseum (Halmstad County Museum) on Tollsgatan was built in 1933 and is beautifully situated by the Nissan River and Norre Katts park in central Halmstad. It offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions of art and the history of culture as well as extensive programmes.
"Chosen works – art from our collection"
A selection of works from the 20th century to the present day, by artists from both Halland and elsewhere in Sweden.
"Selected Memories – the keys to Halland’s history"
Halland from prehistoric times to the present day. Archeological treasures, sabre-rattling and bathing fashion. The exhibition was designed in co-operation with the artist Roj Friberg.
Hallands Konstmuseum website
Mjellby Konstmuseum (Mjellby Art Museum)
The home of the Halmstad Group, but also of national and international exhibitions of historical and contemporary work. The surrealist Halmstad Group was formed in 1929 and the six members continued working together for over 50 years.
Mjellby Art Museum website
Halmstads Konsthall is situated in the Halmstad Library building. Exhibitions here are aimed at both the art buff and the beginner.
Halmstad Konsthall website
NOTE: in Swedish
Friluftsmuseet Hallandsgården (Hallandsgården Open-Air Museum) is a country idyll on Galgberget with beautiful views over Halmstad. A ”mini-Skansen”, with a dozen or so buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries collected from all over Halland, as well as some older greenery. The buildings and café are open during the summer, and programmes of music and guided tours are also arranged.
NOTE: in Swedish