Julita Manor – the world’s largest outdoor museum

Julita Manor’s extensive country estate is beautifully located on the shores of Lake Öljaren in the western part of Sörmland, approx. 160 km west of Stockholm. With over 360 buildings, it is the world’s largest open-air museum. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during shorter or longer walks, bicycle tours and excursions by car.

Julita Manor is an excellent example of a sizable Sörmland manor estate from before the turn of the 20th century. Not only the manor and park remain today but the stables and barns, brickworks, limekiln, saw, forge, mill, dairy, fire station and farm offices as well as workers’ dwellings, crofts and outlying farms are preserved in their original state. Even today Julita Manor is a working farm with some 200 dairy cows and it is site of Sweden’s Museum of Agriculture.

Julita Manor is recognized for its beautiful park which is still kept in the same way as a manor park from the 1900s with cultivation and viewpoints. The park is a part of the national gene bank for apples and hops etc. The history of the garden is presented in an exhibition by the green houses, where you also find a garden shop selling seeds and live examples of historic plants.

A traditional Swedish midsummer is celebrated at Julita Manor over three days with a midsummer maypole and folk music. In July and August, the international chamber music festival, the Julita Festival, is held here.

Opening hours

The museum and garden are open daily in May to September. Groups are welcome on request May–October. Accommodation in the manor wings and in the hostel all year round (limited access during the period January–March).



Accommodation in the manor wings and in the hostel all year round though limited during the period January-March. 


Julita Manor
Tel +46 (0)8- 5195 4737
E-mail bokningen.julita@ nordiskamuseet.se