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Cultural and public centres

The University's music activities, libraries, museums, discovery centres and botanical gardens are important and public activities within the University – on this page, some of the centres are presented.

yellow and pink flowers in the botanical garden

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden cultivates around 7 000 species on eight hectares of land in central Lund. The Garden operates a wide variety of activities in the areas of botany, horticulture, plant preservation and environmental awareness, not only for the University’s teaching and research, but also for pre-schools, schools, the public and public authorities. The Garden attracts more than 500 000 visitors annually.

Read more at the Botanical Garden

the Historical Museum

Historical Museum

The Historical Museum at Lund University was founded in 1805 and is Sweden’s second largest archaeological museum. The museum’s collections include Kilian Stobaeus’s curio cabinet from the 18th century, many finds from the excavations of the Iron Age town of Uppåkra and numerous Stone, Bronze and Iron Age finds from Skåne.

Read more at the Historical Museum website

Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

Skissernas Museum - Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

At the Skissernas Museum - Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art there are exhibitions of sketches, preparatory studies and models for public art. The aim is to expose the creative process – the “artwork’s birth”, as museum founder Ragnar Josephson put it. Today the museum increasingly focuses on highlighting the different aspects of public art and its development.

Read more at the Skissernas Museum website

Odeum building

Odeum

Odeum is Lund University’s central music centre for music making, concerts and lectures. Odeum is led by the University Director of Music and is the home of the Lund University Academic Orchestra, the Lund Academic Choir, Palaestra Vocal Ensemble and the Lund Academic Wind Ensemble. Odeum also provides teaching in association with the Academy of Music in Malmö and the Division of Musicology. Particular focus is on conducting, with teaching offered at both undergraduate and Master’s levels.

Read more at the Odeum website (in Swedish)

Children at Vattenhallen Science Centre

Vattenhallen Science Centre

On weekdays, school classes and other groups come to try out various experiments with a focus on science and engineering. In the experiment hall, you can get inside a giant soap bubble, test different sounds, or shoot protons and tickle electrons.

At weekends and during school holidays, Vattenhallen is open to the public. There are shows and visitors also have the opportunity to do experiments and try various construction kits.

Vattenhallen also helps organise different events, lectures and children’s parties.

Read more at the Vattenhallen website

Illustration of a planet
Photo by ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

Planetarium

The Faculty of Science planetarium first opened in 1978 in Stadsparken in Lund. In spring 2010 the planetarium was reopened in its current location at Vattenhallen Science Center. In summer 2012, new digital equipment was installed that gives the visitor a sense of flying out into the Universe and visiting planets and galaxies.

Find out more about the planetarium on the Vattenhallen website

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Contact information

Lund University
+46 (0)46 222 0000 (tel)
+46 (0)46 222 4720 (fax)

Postal address:
Box 117, SE-221 00
Lund, Sweden 

Visiting address:
Paradisgatan 2
Lund, Sweden

More information

Cover image of the Cultural and Public Centres folder
For more information about the Botanical Garden, the Historical Museum, Odeum and Skissernas Museum, please Download the Cultural and Public Centres brochure (PDF 1,62 MB)

 

For more information about Vattenhallen and Planetarium, visit the Vattenhallen Science Centre website.