Foto Astrid Lindgrens Näs

The Childhood home at Näs

<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
From the exhibition "The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren"<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
The artwork Despair, created by the Englishman Karl Chilcott. Placed in the Gardens at Astrid Lindgrens Näs<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
From the exhibition "The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren"<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
The Childhood home at Näs<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
The Gardens<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs
From the exhibition "The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren"<br />Astrid Lindgrens Näs

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs – the place where it all started…

Astrid Anna Emilia was born on 14 November 1907 here on the farm Näs. Astrid was the second of four siblings. It was her and her siblings who, together with the cowherd’s children and the children from the vicarage next door, were the real children of Noisy Village. The story about their playing has now spread around the world. It was here that Astrid climbed the lemonade tree and played ‘got you’ and ‘don’t touch the floor’ with her siblings. It was here that she jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin’s kitchen.

The childhood home
In the 1960s, Astrid Lindgren recreated her childhood home so it looks just as it did when she grew up there. This environment inspired some of her best-loved stories. Today, you can visit the childhood home on our guided tours. During peak season, we offer daily tours in Swedish and German.

The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren 
Here you can get to know the person, professional and moulder of public opinion Astrid Lindgren. You can experience the exhibition conveniently with the help of our audio guides, which are available in many languages. We have a special version for children in Swedish, German and Danish. 
The gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs 
Our gardens have grown out of important themes in Astrid Lindgren’s life and authorship. The gardens are a place of culture, play, seriousness, debate and humour. Here you can be inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s attitude to nature, to the joy and power of creation and to the fun and serious sides of life. These exciting gardens change every year – like a never-ending story.

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Vimmerby, at Prästgårdsgatan 24. 


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Season exhibitions



Shadow Play & Whispers

Is shown during the period 11 May-29 September.
The exhibition Shadow Play & Whispers by Karin Wiberg, sculpture and Ida Magntorn, photography, is an art installation in the gardens of Astrid Lindgren's Näs.



A happy island

Is shown during the period 29 June-29 September.
On June 29, the exhibition "A Happy Island - 30 years of words and pictures" with the illustrator and author Marit Törnqvist, is inaugurated.
The exhibition is about the power of the story, Marit's artistry and commitment to a better world and her very unique relationship with Astrid Lindgren.