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Our opening hours

Birgit Nilsson Museum open on Tuesday, June 25 and close on Sunday, September 1. Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Read more about groups here.

Contact us 0431-311 860 or email museum@birgitnilsson.com

Admission prices

Exhibition with audio guide – SEK 120
Children under 16 years: free admission

Guided tour of the house – SEK 80
Children under 16 years: free admission

 

Welcome to visit the museum

Birgit Nilsson Museum open on Tuesday, June 25 and close on Sunday, September 1. Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Museum

The basic exhibition is Birgit Nilsson – moments and tones.

The exhibition is renewed annually with a new theme where the visitor can experience glimpses of Birgit’s fantastic career.

The audio guide gives you an in-depth experience of the exhibition with stories about what is shown in the viewing cabinets and anecdotes about Birgit; the upbringing, the opera world and the love for her husband Bertil as well as music and arias from some of the most well-known operas.

Exhibition 2024

“Vienna – the city of my dreams” is the name of this summer’s exhibition at the Birgit Nilsson Museum in Båstad.

It was at the Vienna Opera that Birgit Nilsson (1918–2005) founded her outstanding world career. In Vienna – her second home stage after Stockholm – she debuted four major roles in nine days, all for the first time in the original language. In Vienna she was praised by audience and critics alike and set her personal record with 72 calls to applause. In her memoirs, La Nilsson writes: “Already on my first visit, Vienna made my heart beat in 3/4 time”, and the hit song “Wien, Wien, nur du allein, sollst stets die Stadt meiner Träume sein” she often to sing as an encore at his concert performances worldwide.

In Vienna, she also made her role debut as Amelia in the Masquerade Ball, Verdi’s opera which, appropriately enough, ends this year’s Birgit Nilsson days..

The Birgit Nilsson Museum – a singer’s museum without parallel in the world – is located on the beautiful Bjäre Peninsula in northwestern Scania, more specifically on the farm where Birgit grew up.The Birgit Nilsson Days 4-10 August 2024

Birgit i Wien Foto: Kristoffersson Sjöberg Bildbyrå

Good to know

Access

The farmhouse cannot be accessed by wheelchair or zimmer-frame. However we can offer chairs to visitors who need them.

All other parts of the museum have easy access, including the café.

During the stay

Photographing
Photography is allowed outdoors and in our Stable Café

Smoking
Smoking is only allowed at the signposted place by the parking lot.

WiFi
Around the farm we have a wireless network available to our visitors – free of charge, of course!

How to book a guided tour of the house

The farmhouse is only available to visit with a guide and a guided tour must be pre-booked. Visitor numbers are limited and estimated viewing time is approx. 30 minutes. Reservations are made by phone 0431-31 18 60 or E-mail to museum@birgitnilsson.com

 

You can always have a coffee in our fantastic stable café without paying admission to the museum.

Birgit Nilsson Museum open on Tuesday, June 25 and close on Sunday, September 1. Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Mondays. Mamsellen moves into the Stable Café and will be open 11 am-4 pm on the following dates.

May 9-12, May 17-19, May 25-26 and June 1-2 and June 6-9.

Welcome!

Welcome to Mamsellen in the Stable café

In the farm’s old stable

The stable has been carefully renovated and preserved in as original a condition as possible. The stable’s brick floor is the same as in Birgit’s time and the heritage remains as both a time document and a reminder of Birgit’s roots.

In this very stable, Birgit milked the cows the evening before she left for Stockholm to take the entrance exam for the Royal Academy of Music’s solo singing class.

The stable café has no entrance fee and the same opening hours as the museum from June 25 2024. 

Inside and outside

In a beautiful, tranquil and authentic environment we serve, among other things, nutritious sandwiches and various homemade cakes, including our popular Aidatårta, made according to Birgit’s own recipe. Sit down in one of the pig pens and look out over the courtyard or the lush greenery of the meadows.

Weather permitting, visitors can also enjoy coffee outside at one of our cafe tables in the courtyard.

Around the farm we have free Wi-Fi available to our visitors.

Entrance and Shop

In the main entrance you can buy a ticket for the museum and book a guided tour. Adjacent is a shop with books, music, films, souvenirs and more to buy.

You also have the opportunity to purchase gift cards and season tickets. It is possible to pay in cash or by card, but not with American Express.

We welcome groups

During pre- and post-season

We welcome booked group visits during May and June.

Group size

We welcome groups from 20-50 people including driver and travel guide.
A discount is given at the entrance.

Read more about groups here.

Visit the surroundings

This special landscape meant a lot to Birgit and there are many “smultonställen” to explore. From Swedish this literally translates to “wild strawberry places” but what it really means is “special places”. We have therefore collected tips that we think can be helpful for those who are interested in exploring. Read more here

Hiking trail

The trail follows the paths through the Bjäre countryside which Birgit regularly walked and cycled herself, as she went to sing in the local church choir or met up with friends. 

You can easily follow the hiking trail using the map available in the Museum’s car park, which is both the start and finishing point of the walk. Read more here.