Julita Manor is an example of how a large estate would have looked and operated in the early 20th century. The last private owner, Arthur Bäckström who donated the estate to Nordiska museet in 1941, lived in the Manor House, which is open to visitors by guided tour. Several other buildings can be visited independently.
Julita Manor offers a lot to see and discover for people of all ages. Walk around the park, help Pettson and Findus with the chores on their farm, enjoy a tea break by the lake, check out the fire engine, browse and buy in the garden and museum shop, join a guided tour and experience exhibitions and events.
The estate includes 2.000 hectares of land and a park with a kitchen garden, orchard, hop garden and presentation garden. The orchard has approximately 290 fruit trees, and the living collections include hops, geraniums and peonies.
The exhibitions at Julita Manor tell of Sweden’s agricultural and horticultural history. They include pieces from Nordiska museet’s agricultural collection, one of the foremost in the world.
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 play house is an interesting place for exploring and playing in a historical environment.
The Museum shop sells books, handicraft and designer items. You can also purchase local produce. The Garden shop sells plants, books and garden tools.
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 à la carte dining.
There are lots of events at Julita all year round from April/May to December. The main annual festivals are celebrated in traditional style, such as Midsummer and Christmas Market. Theme Days are arranged such as The Geranium Day in May, Building Conservation Day in June, Farm Animals Day in July, Harvest Day in August and Apple Days 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.
643 98 Julita, Sweden
Phone information +46 (0)8-519 546 00
Phone booking +46 (0)8-519 545 37