Welcome to Julita, situated in beautiful surroundings on the shores of lake Öljaren in the heart of Sörmland. In the middle ages Julita was a monastery. It later became a state demesne and still later a manor house owned by members of the Swedish nobility.
At Julita you will find a complete country estate from before the turn of the 20th century, preserved with all its exquisite interiors, parks, orchard, green house, kitchen garden, its own dairy, fire station, church, brickworks – in fact everything that was part of a large estate of that time.
Julita is Sweden´s Museum of Agriculture and holds gene banks for apples, pears and hops, and peony garden, agricultural exhibits, a modern free-range barn and walking tracks in a cultural landscape.
Pettson and Findus, well known from the books by Sven Nordkvist, have their farm at Julita. Children of all ages are welcome to visit.
The Julita shop sells books, handicraft and designer items. You can also purchase local produce.
Café Julita Skans offers homemade bread, sandwiches and coffee/tea, drinks and ice-cream. The restaurant, Julita Wärdshus, run by the award winning chef Tommy Myllymäki, offers set menus as well as a'la carte dining.
There are lots of events at Julita all year round. The main annual festivals are celebrated in traditional style, such as Walpurgis Night, Midsummer and Christmas Market at the beginning of November. Theme Days are also arranged every year such as Agriculture Day in June and Apple Day in September. In July there is also a festival with classical concerts, The Julita Festival.
Visitors are welcome to stay the night in one of Julita´s charming rooms in the manor wings from the 17th century, or in the youth hostel.
Julita Swedish Museum of Agriculture
643 98 Julita, Sweden
Julita Gård is situated at Lake Öljaren, 25 km northwest of Katrineholm in Södermanland.
By train: Mälarbanan to Eskilstuna or train to Katrineholm. For timeschedule call SJ 020-75 75 75.
By bus: Nr 405 or 714 from Katrineholm. Busstop Julita Gård or Julita Skans.