Experience the World Heritage Site

Whether you are interested in technology or history, or are just looking for an extraordinary experience, the Grimeton World Heritage Site is the destination for you! This unique place offers activities for the whole family. Join a guided tour or explore the informative and interactive exhibitions of the World Heritage Site on your own.
Whether you are interested in technology or history, or are just looking for an extraordinary experience, the Grimeton World Heritage Site is the destination for you! This unique place offers activities for the whole family. Join a guided tour or explore the informative and interactive exhibitions of the World Heritage Site on your own. Grimeton Academy provides a range of challenges that generate laughter and memories for life. If you’re looking for a unique and authentic experience that covers all the senses, we can recommend climbing one of the 127-meter-high antenna towers. If you want to stay on the ground instead, or maybe even go underground for an exciting mission, there’s the World Heritage Site’s Operation Palmqvist Escape Room. After all that fun, you can have a coffee in the café and a shopping spree in the shop. Welcome!

Tickets – how it works.

The entrance ticket gives you access to the Transmitter Hall and the Exhibition, and includes Grimeton Academy’s mission folder.
Separate tickets are available for the tours, the climb and the Escape Room. Subject to availability, you can buy tickets on-site at the Visitor Center.

Self Chek-in

Experience a more tranquil World Heritage Site or even, if you’re lucky, have it all to yourself by purchasing a Self Check-in ticket. The ticket gives you access to the Transmitter Hall and the Exhibition on days not covered by our normal opening hours.

self-guided tour, climb the antenna tower with your company group or solve problems with friends in the World Heritage Site Escape Room.

Experience and explore

Transmitter Hall

The Transmitter Hall houses the world’s only Alexanderson transmitter from the 1920s. Through visual materials, objects and interactive stations, you can gain new perspectives about the old technology, which is the predecessor of the wireless technology we use today.

Included in the entrance

The Exhibition

In the Exhibition, you can interpret Morse code signals, listen to bats and compare your communication costs with those of the 1920s. Together, this mix of experiences creates an understanding of the role of the radio station in the emergence of the modern wireless society.

Included in the entrance

The Shed

The Shed is the World Heritage Site’s amateur radio station, and has the call sign SK6SAQ. You are welcome to come in and take a look when it is staffed by our volunteer operators.

Sporadically open

The Walk

There is an accessible walking trail in the area that leads to the first antenna tower. There are information signs on the site that tell various stories about the site.

Included in the entrance

Outdoor activity

Challenges and adventures

Exercise Hawk Eye

Accompanied by the wind and the occasional kestrel, participants can experience what it’s like to climb the original ladder of the antenna tower. Exercise Hawk Eye is a dizzying high-altitude exercise 127 meters above the ground.

From 16 years

Outdoor activity

Health information is available

Operation Palmqvist

In the World Heritage Site Escape Room, solve a series of puzzles in time to avert the looming threat. Do you have what it takes to save Sweden?

From about 9 years

Interception

– will be launched soon

Interception puts your Morse code skills to the test. There are hidden transmitters in the training grounds, and with the help of a radio receiver you have to intercept the signals and decode them. What is the secret message?

Included in the entrance

For kids and adults

Outdoor activity

The Examination

The Examination puts your physical skills to the test. In three stages, you test your sight, strength and balance. The mast workers have been taking such tests at Grimeton since the 1920s.

Included in the entrance

For kids

Outdoor activity

The Sabotage

– will be launched soon

To avoid destruction in the area, you need to be observant. The Sabotage puts your detective skills to the test. By finding the hidden clues left behind by the spy, you can figure out who is behind the sabotage.

Included in the entrance

For kids and adults

Outdoor activity

Guided tours

The Day Shift

By joining the Day Shift, you can learn more about Grimeton Radio Station and why it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004.

From about 6 years

The Technical Shift

During the Technical Shift, the guide gives a briefing on the unique Alexanderson transmitter, which was the forerunner of today’s wireless communication technology.

From 15 years

Transmitter Startup

Take part in a Transmitter Startup, where the skilled operators bring the old Alexanderson transmitter to life.

Health information is available

Eat and meet

Shop

The shop is well stocked with items related to the radio station and our various activities. The shop is available on the days on which the World Heritage Site is usually open.

Café

Enjoy a coffee in the new World Heritage Site café, which offers everything from energizing snacks to dreamy, local pastries or a simple lunch tray in the spirit of Grimeton. The café is open on the days on which the World Heritage Site is usually open.

Reception

There are staff available in the Visitor Center who can answer questions and recommend experiences that suit you. Entrance tickets and tickets for our other activities can also be bought here, subject to availability.

Elgrill

Barbecue your own food or enjoy the World Heritage Site barbecue package. The electric barbecue is located next to the Visitor Center.

Have you seen our green laser?

From the antenna tower of the World Heritage Site, the artwork Transmission makes the imaginary communication of the radio station visible. Green lasers in the form of varying waves and frequencies convey messages using Morse code intervals. The light, which is visible from many miles away, conveys messages referencing UNESCO’s work for peace and equality. Peace. Friendship. Freedom. Equality. Life. Love.
he artwork is randomly visible a few times a year and during hours of darkness. Transmission was created by the artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic and is a permanent work of art owned by the Varberg Municipality. Photographer: Natalie Greppi.

 

Conference and groups

The World Heritage Site welcomes groups all year round. Hold a conference in an inspiring and authentic setting or join a private guided tour. There are plenty of possibilities!

Conference at Grimeton

Group bookings