Book a guided tour

The exhibits Power in Disguise and Lovers and Mistresses are open between the 4th of May 2017 and the 1st of October 2017. New for 2017 is the guided tour A Walk in the Park - The History of Skarhult which will take place outside. Guided tours can now be booked in advance.

The exhibitions Power in Disguise and Lovers and Mistresses are designed for experiencing on your own. Larger parties, or those who want a deeper experience, are welcome to book their own guide.

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Private guided tours
The outmost experience is reached with a personal guide. The tour takes you through the life of five women from five different centuries whose lives and aspirations are displayed up close. You get the opportunity to ask questions to our qualified guides and the tour may be customised based on the group’s preferences. Guided tours are available in Swedish and English. The tour takes place inside the exhibition, but may also take place outside on the courtyard in case of disabilities. Please inform us while booking if you require a tour that takes place outside.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 700 SEK, the entrance fee of 100 SEK/person will be added. Maximum 20 people/guide. In case of a larger group, you are welcomed to book more than one guide. The tours can be scheduled each whole hour during our opening hours.

Bookings are made via email or via telephone.
Email: kvinnomakt@skarhult.se
Telephone: +46 768 010 098

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Lovers and Mistresses
After the first year's success, with over 50 000 visitors at the exhibition Power in disguise, Skarhult continues to tell the history of women - now with their lust and desire in focus. We know plenty about the mistresses of kings and presidents but what about women's amorous adventures? 

During the 17th century, infidelity was punishable by death. 100 years later the palaces were filled with masquerade balls and sex orgies. Time turns and horny women are thrown into madhouses and are being called hysteric in the 19th century. Women have suddenly become asexual and should lay still in bed. Today, women are allowed to love men or women, live in celibacy, have lovers or mistresses, live in poly-amorous or open relationships, women can live with or  without someone - with or without being married.  Today women may have one-night-stands or practice tantric sex, they may be in to lacquer or leather, bondage or sex-toys. Will time turn again?

The west wing of Skarhult castle
The west wing of Skarhult castle

The History of the Castle - a walk in the park
Many visitors are curious about what it is like to live in a castle. Welcome to the 2017 season's new addition, a guided tour outside in the park and around the castle. Skarhult's guides will tell about how the castle came to be, who has been its owners, what challenges they faced, and about how a castle is run today. 

The visitors will also be told a number of anecdotes about eccentric barons and their colourful wives, about a king and his dreams about restoring Skarhult to its original glory, about wars and devastating fires, and about wealthy Danish farmers and powerful Swedish Councillors of the Realm. 

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 700 SEK, the entrance fee of 100 SEK/person will be added. 
Max 20 persons / guide. Larger groups can book more than one guide. The tours can be booked every full hour, during our opening hours.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 700 SEK, the entrance fee of 100 SEK / person will be added.
Max 20 persons / guide. Larger groups can book more than one guide. The tours can be booked every full hour, during our opening hours.

Please send an email to kvinnomakt@skarhult.se to make your reservation.

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A tour with the Baroness
If time allows, you can also book a guided tour with Alexandra von Schwerin, present Baroness at Skarhult and project manager for Power in Disguise. She talks about the background to the project and about the lives of the historical women she encountered while searching for her own identity at the castle.

Length: 45 minutes
Price: 2500 SEK, the enctrance fee of 100 SEK/person will be added.