World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station is open daily during June, July and August, open on weekends and public holidays in May and September, and one Saturday per month during the rest of the year. When the world heritage site is ordinary open, there are always guided tours in Swedish and English. During the rest of the year, the facility is open for special occasions and for pre-booked groups.
During the guided tour The Day Shift, the guide tells about the radio station’s history, what happens at the site today, the world heritage idea and why the site since 2004 is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Visitor center with shop, café and reception
The Visitor center is the entrance to the site. Here is where visitors pay the entrance to the radio station, get information about the place, see the film about the radio station and can take part in an exhibition about communication. In the visitor center, there is also a cafe with organic / fair trade coffee, tea and drinks, sandwiches prepared on the site by the staff and locally produced pastries.
In adherence to the visitor center is a large car park from where it is easy to go with baby stroller, wheelchair or walking frame to enter the visitor center and then continue to the radio station. When necessary, the guides use speaker vests and further hearing aids are also available.
The public business is run by the World Heritage Grimeton AB (a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Foundation World Heritage Grimeton) that is completely self-financed. Therefore, as the current situation it is not possible to hold regular open all year round.
World Heritage Grimeton is a living heritage and activities take place all over the facility. Therefore, it is important that visitors respect the boundaries and prohibition signs.