"Nämndemansgården Heritage Farm" Ven Things to Do Tip by Sjalen

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Nämndeman means Councillor and this was his farm, now the oldest farmstead on Ven. Today, it is run by the island's heritage association and is one of the top sights on Ven as it shows you what life here was like for most people, i.e. the farmers. It is a typical Scanian-Danish squared farm with an inner yard to protect its people from the ever present wind. The living quarters are in the middle and has lots of interesting furniture and gadgets for those interested in such things. On one side of it is a hall with a handful of carriages (including a very pretty herst which should be displayed more I think). On the other is the barn where you can see the space for cows and horses and also go upstairs to the loft to see where the older generation got to live when the younger one took over the farms. There is also a bit of Ven's maritime history there with bits and bobs from ships and some (Swedish) info on local sailors and what was demanded of them. There is also a room with the history of the many brick works existing on Ven until some decades ago. Today, all you can see remaining on the northern part of the island are some old workers houses which have been turned into cosy houses and cottages.

Address: Nämndemansgården
Directions: Signposted from the main road near the bike rental.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 21, 2006
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