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Vitlycke museum

Vitlycke Museum is the visitor centre for the rock carvings at Vitlycke and the World Heritage Site. The museum features an exhibition about the Bronze Age in the Tanum area, the European connection of the rock carvings, and how we gain knowledge about the carvings. On the site, there is the Bronze Age Farm, a reconstructed settlement at a 1:1 scale.

The entrance to Vitlycke museum. Photo: Ian Schemper.

If you want to learn more about the rock carvings and the World Heritage Site, the museum offers a wide range of guided tours and educational programs for schools. During the summer, daily guided tours are organized at the Vitlycke Rock Carving and various activities are conducted for children and adults at the Bronze Age Farm. The museum also has a gift shop and a café.

In addition to its public activities, the museum conducts cultural heritage management and paints rock carvings both within and outside the World Heritage Site on behalf of the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland. The museum has an archive and a library focused on the Bronze Age and rock carvings. Together with Tanum Municipality, the museum operates the World Heritage Preschool, located at the museum. Vitlycke Museum is part of the Cultural Development Administration within the Västra Götaland Region.

Located 300 meters from the museum is the most famous and well-visited rock carving in the World Heritage Site – the Vitlycke panel.

For opening hours, entrance fees and more information, please visit the Vitlycke Museum website.

How to get to Vitlycke Museum

Vitlycke Museum is located 2 kilometres south of Tanumshede along road 914.

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Museum shop and reception at Vitlycke museum. Photo: Ian Schemper.