Tours

Discover Grimeton Radio Station with a guided tour. You can buy your ticket at any time in the World Heritage Site’s digital ticket shop or on site at the Visitor Center, during normal opening hours. As the tours have a limited number of participants, we recommend that you pre-purchase your ticket to get a reserved place. It is also possible to see the World Heritage Site with your own guide, by booking a group visit.

The Day Shift

The Day Shift is a 40-minute tour with a guide, in which you learn more about Grimeton Radio Station and why it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004.

Useful information

The ticket includes admission to the World Heritage Site.

Number
30 participants

Age
The recommended age is 6+ years old.

Time required
approximately 40 min

Accessibility
The tour is both indoors and outdoors on flat surfaces that can be entered with wheelchair. Along the tour benches are placed if you need to sit down. The guide wears a microphone vest.

Language
The Day Shift is held in both Swedish and English. During high season, English guided tours are held once a day at 12.15. You choose language when you make your reservation.

The Technical Shift and Transmitter Startup

The Technical Shift

For those who wish to learn more about the Alexanderson transmitter and its unique technology, Technology Thursdays are held during the summer. Join the Technical Shift, a 60-minute guided technical tour of the Alexanderson transmitter.

It´s possible to book these tour together or separate.

Transmitter Startup

Take part in a Transmitter Startup, where the skilled operators bring the old machinery to life. Pregnant people and people with electronic implants are advised not to participate in the transmitter startup.

Useful information

The ticket includes admission to the World Heritage Site.

Number
15 participants Technical Shift, 150 Participants Transmitter Startup

Age
15 years old for the Technical Shift

Recommended age transmitter Startup, 6 years old.

Time required
approximately 60 min

Safety information
Pregnant people and people with electronic implants are advised not to participate in the transmitter startup.

Accessibility

The tour is both indoors and outdoors on flat surfaces that can be entered with wheelchair. Along the tour benches are placed if you need to sit down. The guide wears a microphone vest. Earmuffs are available for the transmitter startup.

Language

Technical Shift is mainly held in English. When no english speaking visitors join the tour, it can be held in Swedish instead. 

Transmitter Startup is held in both Swedish and English. You choose language on site.

What information is provided?

There are lots of stories about Grimeton Radio Station. The 10-minute film clip provides a taste of these stories. If you want to know more, you should definitely join one of our guided tours.