A play and learn exhibition for the whole family

With inspiration from Junibacken in Stockholm and Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus in Gothenburg, the old library in Skara has created Bokäventyret – a play and learn exhibition for both old and young. The exhibition sparks curiosity and joy by letting the visitors see, feel and smell. In the exhibition there is something for all ages – no matter your language, heritage or function.

Follow the owl Birger Uggla through the different stations with help of crafts and games. The journey takes you from the old tales told around the fire and old norse rune stones to the letterpress art and the child- and youth litterature of today.

The adults can experience the several rooms in the house together with the children, read books, have a coffee in the small café or visit the beautiful 19th century library on the second floor. Temporary exhibitions replace eachother, so there is always something new to discover on your next visit.

The old library in Skara also has a unique collection of books, and among them you will find Skaramissalet – Sweden’s oldest book – which is more than 850 years old! This medieval christian mass book is handwritten in latin and very beautifully colored.”

Welcome to visit us from 

Ordinary opening hours:

Thursday 13.00-17.00

Friday 13.00-17.00

Saturday 10.00-16.00

Adult: SEK 70 
Children from 3 years–18 years: SEK 40
SEK 40
You can also buy a card that gives you a discount on 10 entries (all ages) : SEK 350 

Entry is paid in the gift shop inside the Bokäventyret. 

If you go by bus

If you go by bus It takes no more than 5 minutes to walk to the Old Library from Skara bus station. You just follow Järnvägsgatan down, pass the cathedral on the right and suddenly you are at the beautiful building. If you come by local bus, the Stortorget stop is close by, and only a few minutes from the Old Library. Bus times can be found at Västtrafik

If you go by car

If you come by car Bokäventyret is located in the Old Library at Biblioteksgatan 3 in Skara. Here you can park for free and centrally. You can find parking north of the cathedral or at the Västergötland museum.

In our café Lilla Holken you can pause for a while and buy a coffee or juice. Should you fancy something else like food, there are several eateries within walking distance.

Gamla biblioteket
Biblioteksgatan 3, Skara
Telefon 0511-320 66


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