Role play & Enviroments
Jamtli takes you on a playful exploration through history.
At Jamtli Historieland you can experience everyday life from 1785 to 1975.
At the market square in the city of 1895 you can find JP Gulle shop, a photo studio where you can be portrayed in periodic clothes and a bank where you can change your money to Jamtli’s own currency Jamtlikronor, which gives you 10% discount when purchasing goods and services in the whole area!
Stamp Jamtli passport, compete and win – here’s how to do it:
Visit 1975, 1956, 1942, 1895 and 1785 and stamp your passport.
Show your stamps from five years at Jamtli’s reception and participate in the prize draw!
Get your passport at Jamtli’s reception.
Sheriff Kjell Herdell and his family live on a farm in Lillhärdal in Härjedalen.
Self-sufficiency is the order of the day, and the family produces everything it needs. It´s a precarious existence, and the harvest has falled in recent years.
What will happen this year?
Guest House and Courthouse Inn/Tingshuset
Guest House and courtroom. Every 10 km an inn should be available where visitors could switch to a rested horse. Before the hearing in the court, the accused could be put in custody.
Jemtlands County Savings Bank
At Jemtland County Savings Bank you can change your swedish kronor into the special “cultural currency” the Jamtli-krona, which can be spent at Jamtli. The rate is favourable!
The Market Square, Östersund/Torget
Welcome to a city that is growing a quite a pace! The railway has just reached the city, and in the store JP Gulle, goods from the four corners of the world are sold.
At Jemtlands läns Sparbank you can change your Swedish money into the special “cultural currency” the Jamtli-krona, which can be spent at Jamtli. The rate is favourable! Open monday to friday. Going to the bank is a serious business. The clerks are smartly dressed and the interiors ar sober. Not all of Östersund´s citizens have any business here.
In the alley that leads towards the lake, day-labourers and artisans live in cramped conditions, working hard to make ends meet.
The farmer Jöns Olofsson and his family live in Ålsta in the parish of Näs. These are exiting times with many new inventions and ideas. Separators and harvesters facilitate work, while the temperance movement has becoming an important factor of social life.
The Mountain farm
During summer, the animals of Näsgården are herded to the rich pastures in the mountains, while the fields close to the farm are being cultivated. The summer pastures are situated far from the farm, and herding the animals there can take days. Normally, it is the women who spend summer here. They enjoy more freedom than on the farm, but on the other hand, they work from before sunrise to late at night. It is important to produce as much cheese and butter as possible before winter sets in. If you want to, you are welcome to lend a helping hand.
Astrid and Sture Zetterström have borrowed money from the own-your-own home movement to build a smallholding of their own. But the outbreak of war has changed everything. Rationing has been introduced, there is threat of war, and Sture has been called up. Astrid has to manage the farm with the help of the children. When Sture comes home on leave, the farm overflows with happiness.
The forest cabin
The defence needs wood, timber and fuel for wood gas vehicles. Workers cook their food, eat and sleep in the cabin, and also keep tools and harnesses in here. It is not far to Norway, and you never know who is moving across the border in these unsettling times…
The 1950´s is a time of optimism and modernization. The standard living rises. In the Lineman´s cottage renovations have begun and the family now has a sink, hot water, refrigirator, and easy-care linoleum floors. Even a bathroom is planned. The Lineman´s task is to maintain railway tracks.
The Grocery bus
The Grocery bus is parked at the Lineman´s cottage. On the shelves you find conserves, sausages, toilet paper, margarine, tobacco, ice cream, soda, candy and more. There is a play corner for the children.
The Petrol station
A trip down memory lane with a petrol pump, car, bicycle and motorbike workshops, a car showroom and a kiosk. There is even a driving school, open to children aged 6 to 12. Applications are made in the kiosk. Against a small fee, the children can attend a theory lesson to lern the basic rules and signs of traffic. Then they are ready to practise, in pedal cars from the 1950s! As a proof of having passed the Jamtli driving school test, the young drivers receive a driver´s licence.
The Modern society
Meet the people who lived during the vibrant 1970s!
In the Villa, the Söderberg family live on the outskirts of Östersund. Father Sven-Olof and mother Birgitta can now afford to build their own house. Their two teenage children like horses and mopeds, and the youngest child goes to one of the city’s first kindergartens.
In the senior housing, you can talk with old people who live in accommodation adjusted to suit their needs – a well-earned reward for a long and industrious life on farms in Myrviken in Berg Municipality!
The smallholding is kept by the young and idealistic “counter urbanization” couple Lasse and Lena who grow their own vegetables, who like to “work with people” and believe in international solidarity.
– especially for small children
An entire farm for children of all ages, with everything children liked to do in the old days. In fact, to play shop, jump in the hay, and play with wooden animals in the cowshed is a hit even amongst today’s youngest. Every day during summer, a time-travel starts in Hackåsgården at 14:00. Together with our staff, the children (and a parent) depart for a journey through time and space. Maybe they end up in the Petrol Station 1956, or maybe in the Näsgården farm 1895. Come and join us!
Milkoland and the children´s dairy
The milk must be curdled, the whey-cheese must be boiled and the energy is needed to run the seperator. Put on an apron and help pack up the whey-cheese, weigh cheese and – chase rats!
Jump aboard the engine, shovel coal and set off on a journey of make-believe by rail!
Children´s Energy play
Using a waterwheel, air- and sunpower and your own muscle power you can choose how much energy you want to produce. You will learn how things come together.
The children´s power plant and log rafting
Heavy logs are to be rafted from one lake to the other. You have to loosen the timber that gets stuck in the flume and along the waterfronts. Be careful not to fall in!