At Trelleborgen, we want everyone, regardless of their mental and physical abilities, to be able to visit us. Please contact us if you have any concerns or uncertainties before your visit.
You find the archaeological open-air museum Trelleborgen at Västra Vallgatan 6, in the center of Trelleborg, near the Saint Nicholas church.
There is approximately a 15-20 minute walk of 1000-1500 meters from Trelleborgs Central station to Trelleborgen. City bus 1 stops near the museum at the bus stop Trelleborg Bryggaregatan. If you take bus 146 from Malmö, you get off at the bus stop Karbingatan. There is a walk of approximately 10 minutes between the bus stop and the museum.
You can also take the car to the museum. Learn more about where you can park under the section Parking below.
The entrance to the Viking museum is located right next to the parking area.
Outside the entrance, there are wooden planks and a small ramp, and there are no high thresholds. The entrance is accessed via a path consisting of gravel road and a wooden bridge with a railing facing the water.
The entrance has glass doors with an automatic door opener located beside the door. To pass through the entrance, you need to go through two glass doors with a space in between. The doors open towards each other in the space, so this should be taken into consideration when using the automatic door opener.
Only service dogs (guide dogs and assistance dogs) are allowed inside the museum.
Parking is free of charge. However, there is a limited number of parking spaces available reserved for museum visitors. The adjacent parking area to Trelleborgen does not have any pre-bookable spots, and there are no designated handicap parkings spaces specifically for this purpose.
The parking area is accessed via Västra Vallgatan. The road from Västra Vallgatan slopes up towards the parking area. The parking area itself is covered with gravel.
To find other parking areas nearby, visit the map of Trelleborg Municipality.
Larger bags, backpacks and umbrellas are not allowed inside the exhibition in the main building. These items can be left at the store for storage during your visit, depending on availability. The museum does not have lockers for storage. There is no designated parking area for strollers at the museum. Strollers are allowed inside the exhibition and can be taken to the Viking farmstead.
In the main building, there are two restrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible with a low threshold. There is also a changing table available. However, there is no automatic door opener for this toilet.
The toilets are located to the right of the entrance inside the VIking museum. There are no outdoor restrooms available. Visitors are directed to use the restrooms at the Viking Museum when visiting the Viking farmstead.
The Viking museum is located on ground level with good accessibility.
Inside the museum there is a show, a café and an exhibition that focuses on Trelleborgen and the settlements in the area.
In the final part of the exhibition, there is an amphitheater that presents challenges in terms of visibility due to the differences in height. Therefore, exhibition texts are printed in a compendium available in multiple copies at the bottom row of the seating area.
To reach the Viking farmstead, you need to walk from the Viking museum along a gravel path for approximately 2-3 minutes. The Viking farmstead consists of a longhouse and a blacksmith’s forge.
The blacksmith’s forge can only be accessed via a staircase, and only a limited number of visitors can enter the house at a time. For safety reasons, the entrance to the forge is sometimes closed off with a rope. In such cases, no one is allowed to go down into the forge. Unfortunately, it is not possible to enter the forge with a stroller, wheelchair or walker. Children are only allowed in the forge with adult supervision. During times when the blacksmith is working, they determine the number of visitors allowed in the forge and the conditions. When the blacksmith is working in the forge, there will be fire in the hearth and the house may become smoky.
The entrance of the longhouse has a threshold. If needed, staff can provide a simple ramp. There are differences in height and unevenness in the floor that may hinder accessibility. Visitors using wheelchairs can only access the front part of the house. The longhouse has two entrances and exits, but only one of them has a ramp. The longhouse does not have modern lighting and can be quite dark.
The area outside the historical buildings on the Viking farmstead is covered in grass and vegetation.
The medieval house has a high threshold at the entrance and an uneven floor with different levels. The rooms are dark with limited natural light.
Trelleborgen archaeological open-air museum encompasses much more than just the Viking museum and the historical buildings – it also includes the reconstructed quarter of the Viking fortress and the surrounding park area. The fortress and park are always for anyone to visit.
The park area is a natural park with vegetation and greenery. There is a compacted gravel path in the park, which is partially made of wooden planks. The planks are beveled towards the gravel path. The path is quite uneven and can be slippery at times depending on the weather.
There is a pond in the park. At one point, you cross the pond via a wooden bridge that is connected to the wooden section of the path. There is a wooden railing at the bridge over the pond, but there is no railing around the rest of the pond.
The pathway on top of the fortress, which is the grass-covered rampart, is accessed via stairs at the ends of the rampart. The stairs have a railing on one side. The pathway on top of the rampart is uneven and slopes slightly.
We can not guarantee a nut-free environment.
Strong scents may be present in the Viking farmstead, shop, café and exhibition.
Service dogs may be present in the museum.
The area has a rich vegetation.
We provide an extra mild soap in the restrooms.
Sometimes we have fires in the longhouse and blacksmith’s forge at the village, which can create smoke. However, we often avoid this when we have guests in the buildings.
The exhibition “Borgen vid havet” has texts in both Swedish and English.
The Viking fortress has texts in both Swedish, English and German.
All staff members can communicate in both Swedish and English.
Companions and personal assistants have free admission to the museum.
Dogs are allowed on the premises, but must be kept on a leash. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed inside the museum and in the longhouse.
If time permits, the staff can assist with ordering transportation services.
It can be comforting to know in advance what to expect from a place. How it looks, how does it smell, how does it sound? Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or just want to have a chat before your visit.
Trelleborgen experiences its peak season during the summer. During this period, it can be bustling and lively. We recommend checking our calendar to see what events are taking place on the day you plan to visit.
Trelleborgen is located approximately a 15-20 minute walk from Trelleborg Central Station.
Bus 1 stops near the Viking museum. Get off at the bus stop called Trelleborgen Bryggaregatan. Then walk west in the same direction as the bus and turn right onto Västra Vallgatan. Walk uphill for about 100 meters and take the second right. You will see a slightly sloping gravel driveway that leads up to the Viking Museum.
If you take bus 146 from Malmö, you get off at the bus stop Karbingatan. There is an approximately 10 minute walk between the bus stop and the Viking museum.
If you are arriving by car, the address to visit is Västra Vallgatan 6.
Bicycle parking is available near the Viking Museum.
The park and the Viking fortress can be visited at any time of the day, all year round. There is no entrance fee, except during major events. The entrances to the park can be accessed via Bryggaregatan in the east and Västra Vallgatan in the west.
The reconstructed Viking fortress is clearly visible from Bryggaregatan as a grassy mound with a wooden palisade on top. From here, you can also see the medieval house and the gate through the fortress wall that leads to the park, Viking Museum and Viking farmstead. You can simply walk up and start exploring.
From Västra Vallgatan, you can reach the open-air museum via a sloping uphill path towards the parking lot of the Viking museum. Behind the Viking museum, you will see the fortress, which is clad with split wooden logs. If you enter the park from the west, you find the Viking farmstead located north of the Viking museum.
If you want to visit the Viking Museum via Västra Vallgatan, you walk up the slightly inclined gravel path and turn left. There you will find the entrance to the Viking Museum.
If you are coming from Bryggaregatan, you walk through the grassy gate of the fortified wall. On the other side, you will see a building with light brown wooden panels with hints of yellow-green. Follow the gravel and wooden path until you reach the building. You will then be at the backside of the Viking Museum, where you will see the glass doors of the café. Please note that these glass doors are not the entrance. Instead, walk around to the left side of the building to reach the entrance.
The glass doors at the back of the Viking Museum are only used as exit doors, not as an entrance.
During the summer season, our Viking farmstead in the northern part of the park comes to life. There you will find a longhouse, a blacksmith’s forge, a cabbage garden and of course, Vikings! The farmstead is open för visits during specified opening hours, and an entrance fee is required. Please Note that you cannot pay your entrance fee directly at the village. Instead, you should first go to the museum building to make your payment. There, you will receive a sticker that you can show to the Vikings at the farmstead.
The outdoor area of the Viking farmstead can be visited independently outside of opening hours until 18.00 when a surveillance system is activated.
In order to visit the Viking museum and the Viking farmstead, everyone 20 years or older must pay an entrance fee. If you are simply walking through the park and observing the reconstructed Viking fortress, no fee is required, except for larger events.
The entrance fee is paid at the Viking museum and not directly at the Viking farmstead. See the section “Visit the Viking museum” above to see where you enter.
Once you enter the Viking museum, you will find a reception desk straight ahead, slightly to the left, located next to the shop. Our staff will be there to welcome you and assist you with payment.You can approach the reception desk immediately upon arrival, but it’s also fine to explore the shop and café first.
Trelleborgen does not accept payment through Swish, but both card and cash payments are accepted.
The shop is located in connection to the entrance, where the reception is situated as well. It shares the same room as Café Oden and its seating area. The room features bright colors and ample natural light from tall windows. However, the lighting may vary depending on the weather and time of day. There are blinds available that are occasionally used. The noise level in the shop can vary depending on the number of visitors. Some light leakage may occur from the exhibition area, and soft background music can be heard. Different scents may be present from various products for sale, the exhibition and food in the café.
Café Oden is located to the right of the entrance in the same room as the shop and adjacent to the exhibition. The room is spacious with high ceilings, and it has ample natural light from tall windows. However, the lighting may vary depending on the weather and time of day. There are blinds available that are occasionally used. The noise level can vary depending on the number of visitors. Sounds from the exhibition can be heard faintly in the background, including music and sound effects from the displayed film. Various scents may occasionally be present, such as those from food being heated.
The restrooms have neutral light, neither warm nor cool. The sound level is usually very low, with the possibility of some noise during peak times in the shop and reception area. There is no automatic hand dryer available. Instead, we provide paper towels.
The exhibition has subdued lighting with various lamps creating projections in several places. When exiting the last room through a curtain of fabric strips, the contrast between the dark exhibition and the bright café can be quite strong. The exhibition has various sounds, mainly played at a lower volume. A 15-minute film is shown in one of the rooms with slightly higher volume.The film doesn’t have dialogue and consists mainly of music, murmurs, subdued roars and various sound effects.
Since the amphitheater is round, it creates a special acoustic environment when speaking there. Your voice may sound slightly different from what you are used to. Various scents can be found in the exhibition, particularly the scent of tar. The scent is not overpowering but it is present.
In the longhouse, pit-house and medieval house, there is dim lightning, and it may initially be difficult to see properly. After a while, the eyes can adjust for many people. The noise level in the buildings varies depending on the number of visitors and the type of activity. In the blacksmith’s forge, there are sounds from the craftwork. Since we sometimes have fires in both the longhouse and pit-house, the rooms may fill with smoke.
The park area is large and has a lot of exciting places and corners. The roads that run alongside the area can be noisy, but not so much within the park itself. In general, the noise is similar to that of most other parks in cities.
At the museum, there is no hearing loop available for use.
In the exhibition “Borgen vid havet”, a film is shown without dialogue, so there are no subtitles provided.
The card reader has a tactile marking on button five.
Please let us know if you would like us to customize a guided tour based on your specific visual needs.
Display cases are located on the floor inside the exhibition Borgen vid havet, and the lighting is relatively dim. In the longhouse, there may be loose objects on the floor.
Unfortunately, there is currently no audio description available for the informational texts at the Viking fortress.
Do you have any suggestions or feedback on how Trelleborgen can improve its accessibility? Did you experience anything that you found particularly good or bad regarding accessibility during your visit? Please feel free to reach out to us and share your thoughts!
We strive to continue evolving and greatly appreciate feedback from various perspectives – that’s how we can create the most accessible environment possible!