Astrid Lindgren’s Näs includes Astrid Lindgren’s birthplace and childhood home, which is for open for visitors, and a pavilion which contains an extensive exhibition about the author. In the old rectory, you can discover temporary exhibitions every summer. Around Astrid Lindgren’s Näs, three “chapters”, areas, of gardens have developed, the last chapter opening in 2016. The gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs are open gardens – places of culture, conversation, fun, debate, play, seriousness and humour. The green settings have grown out of themes that were important to Astrid Lindgren throughout her authorship, such as freedom, courage, melancholy and joy. A visit to Astrid Lindgren’s Näs will bring you closer to our best-loved author.
The exhibitions at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs
At Astrid Lindgren’s Näs you can always see the big Astrid Lindgren exhibition. Alongside this, we organise temporary exhibitions in the Pavilion, Rectory Garden and Gardens.
Our exhibitions reflect different perspectives on Astrid Lindgren’s life and authorship and link to special themes in her books or that were otherwise important in her life.
Culture and art were indispensable to Astrid Lindgren. In 1959, she said in Dagens Nyheter: “Death and love are the big things people experience; they interest all ages. You should not frighten children and make them anxious, but just like an adult they need to be moved by art.”
The Gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs
Our gardens are a narrative garden consisting of different rooms where each part carries a special theme linked in some way to Astrid Lindgren and her authorship. Here, leafy halls and moss beds are mixed
with playful sculptures and nettle pastures – all with a scent of the Småland nature that was so close to Astrid Lindgren’s heart. And among all this, there is plenty of room for you as a visitor. For walks, rest, play and picnics.
Visit Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home
Join a guided tour and travel back in time to when Astrid was growing up with her three siblings, her parents and many others who worked here. Find yourself in the surrounds that inspired the beloved stories about Emil,
the Children of Noisy Village, Mardie and all the others.