Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12–16 hr


The Ottilia Adelborg Museum’s Permanent Exhibition

The permanent exhibition shows objects, pictures, movies, etc. from Ottilia Adelborg’s many interests and areas of activity; lace and fagoting art in Gagnef and the world, Ottilia’s art and literature, traditional clothes and objects.

Ottilia Adelborg came to Gagnef at the turn of the century and became fascinated by what she saw … it was completely naive and a fairy tale style  of everything she wrote in her diary about the first meeting with Gagnef. What she was referring to were the people in their colorful traditional clothing but also the scenery and the traditions and customs she had to share. She settled in Gagnef and lived there until her death in 1936.

Thanks to Ottilia, much of the habits of everyday life was preserved and continues to fascinate us today. She captured the people and the landscape in her beautiful watercolors and drawings … the pencil struck root in Gagnef. Buildings and objects were collected and turned into a hometown museum, The Gagnef’s Memorial Cottage. Stories and fairy tales were written down. All of this is now available to us.

The museum’s shop sells Ottilia’s children’s books, postcards, art cards, reproductions, posters, etc. related to both the permanent exhibition and the museum’s temporary exhibitions.

Make a visit to Gagnef and be as filled with admiration as Ottilia!


Ur Ottilias dagbok

16 februari 1907
Har hört att i skolgårdshörnet midt emot Jonas bod har fattigbössan stått.
Om hvarför Gagnef är tämligen okändt af bolagsväldet berättade Lind att det i Mockfjärd förr fanns en masugn (tror jag) som tog allt groft timmer, så att här i allmänhet är yngre skog, som ej förefallit lockande.

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5 februari 1907
Ordspråk: ”Ho ä sö kvick som e Garbergskäring, som kut’ sju mil mens ho vände särken. Skreftresa = husförhör.

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Temporary Exhibitions


There are no upcoming evenemang at this time.