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The buildings

Hjärnarpsgården – the Hjärnarp farm

The haft-timbered house has been the nothern range in Hjärnarp´s parsonage. The oldest parts are from the 17th century. The Hjärnarp farm was rebuilt in this place in 1969-70. Today it is used mainly for exhivitions. Uppstairs you will find exhibitions about fishing, navigation and prehistoric times. Downstairs exhibitions are arranged during summertime. Here is also a parish-office, where the childhood organ of the famous opera singer, Birgit Nilsson, has its place.

Skorstensgården – the Skorsten farm
A family farm for seven generations.

This farm was one of the farms in a village that has disappeared, called Verjesby. Skorstensgården got its name because it was the first farm in the village with a chimney (= skorsten in Swedish). In 1817 the farm was moved away from the village because of a new agricultural law from 1803. For seven generations this house has belonged to the same family – about 1750-1960. The Bjäre Country Folk Association took care of the farm and rebuilt it on the present site in 1977-79. On the ground floor in the house is a handicraft and textile exhibition and upstairs is a library. In the western barn is a carriage-works-factory. A part of the eastern barn was the home of the older generation. Today it is used for weaving by Flax-gang.

Mor Hectors stuga – The house of Mother Hector
A grocery shop and a school

This house was moved by truck from the center of Båstad to its present site on an early morning in August 1992. The house was built in the 1890´s and was owned by the Hector family. The world famous opera singer Birgit Nilsson inaugurated the house of Mother Hector in 1993. It is used as a grocery shop and an old school.

Bjäre – the peninsula on the Swedish west coast.