About the museum

About the Museum

Kiviks Museum – Founded in 1890

Kiviks Museum is Österlen's oldest museum, founded as a private museum by Ola Cappelin back in 1890. We turned 130 in 2020 with an anniversary lunch for about 30 invited guests. Kivik's Homeland and Museum Association was founded by Ola Cappelin in 1947 to take over the responsibility, and since then runs the activities around collections, lectures and guided hikes entirely on a non-profit basis.

All our museum collections and archives are owned byThe Kiviks Museum & Archive Foundation.The foundation has a scientific responsibility for conducting collection care, documentation and research around the Kiviksbygden. The museum section includes 5,000 objects from the Stone Age to the present and the exhibition area is approximately 150 square meters. The archive includes approximately 10,000 images, documents, films, maps, etc. from the history of Kiviksbygden, submitted by associations, companies and private individuals.

In audio guides, slideshows, films, photographs and maps, and with nearly 5,000 objects of use from the Stone Age to the present, we depict life at Kivik. Here, for example, you will learn more about fishing and shipping from when Kivik was one of Sweden's largest shipping communities, how the poor peasant life could create fertile ground for entrepreneurship and Sweden's Apple Kingdom, and how Scandinavia's largest market has its roots in a trade network from the mysterious Kiviksgrav of the Bronze Age and the mythical Iron Age Maletofta…

You are welcome to research our large archive of images, maps, films and documents from the Kivik region. We offer tours of the Museum and historical guided tours in the entire Kivik area from Ravlunda to Stenshuvud and from Hanöbukten to Bästekille, Grevlunda and Axelhult with different themes and with accompanying coffee! Contact us for more information and prices! After your visit, you are welcome to relax with a coffee, ice cream, drink or homemade cake in our café, and the museum shop always has an exciting book or souvenir.

Feel free to take a look at the museum's ownYoutube channel, where we occasionally post videos from various projects, seminars and documentations!

At Kiviks Museum there is something for all ages – all year round.

Entrance to Kiviks Museum:

Adult SEK 50

Youth (7-17 years) SEK 25

Children (0-7 years) free.

The entrance fee includes an audio guide in Swedish/English!

The cultural heritage cardapplies here with a 50% discount on the entrance fee. Show your card at the cashier before paying for entry.

The Kivik cardapplies here with a 10% discount on booked guided hikes during the period 1/9-2023 – 30/8-2024. Show your card at checkout.