Accessibility

Stables

There are high thresholds in the stables so access is difficult for wheelchairs and prams. Prams should be left outside.

Toilet and accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets at Fredriksdal’s garden café, in Kulturmagasinet and at the main entrance. In the off-season, the toilets in Kulturmagasinet are not accessible between 12 and 12.45pm. Regular toilets can be found at the main entrance, in Kulturmagasinet while reception is open, in the stable building and in the north wing.

Historic buildings

There is limited access to the older historic buildings at Fredriksdal, and they are not adapted for wheelchairs.

Borrow a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs can be borrowed at the main entrance and at Kulturmagasinet’s reception.

Getting to Fredriksdal

From Helsingborg’s central station (Knutpunkten), bus numbers 1, 7 and 22 go to Fredriksdal Museums and Gardens. The buses leave from the bus stop beside Seven Eleven, opposite the station. Get off the bus at Juelsgatan – the journey takes about seven minutes. Walk past Tropikariet and cross Hävertgatan street. After about 200 metres you will reach Fredriksdal’s main entrance.

Access to the town quarter

The buildings in the town quarter are from times past, with limited access. Entry to many of the interiors is via stairs and narrow doorways. Eric Modehus and the barber’s shop are at ground level and are easily accessible for all visitors. Work is in progress to make the town quarter digitally accessible, with 360-degree views.

Access within the grounds

In the systematic part of the botanic garden you can get near to the plants via narrow paths, enabling you to read the names and descriptions. Only the plants growing along the main paths are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs.

There is easy wheelchair access to thematized plants in the manor courtyard.

Buddy bikes at Fredriksdal

Buddy bikes may be ridden at Fredriksdal. Follow the marked paths on our cycling map.

Buddy bikes are not permitted during the following events: Easter Festival, Midsummer at Fredriksdal, Rose Days, Michaelmas Market and Christmas at Fredriksdal.

The maximum speed allowed in the grounds is 7 km/hour.

It is important that cyclists show pedestrians consideration. Always leave enough room for pedestrians to pass safely.

Visitors with impaired mobility

Many of the paths at Fredriksdal have a hard-packed base, enabling access with wheelchairs, wheeled walkers and prams.

There are automatic door openers into Kulturmagasinet and the shop at the main entrance. There are no threshold hinders in these premises.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed at the main entrance and at Kulturmagasinet’s reception.

Access map, to make things easier for our visitors.

Access within the grounds

In the systematic part of the botanic garden you can get near to the plants via narrow paths, enabling you to read the names and descriptions. Only the plants growing along the main paths are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs.

There is easy wheelchair access to thematized plants in the manor courtyard.

Many of the benches in the grounds have armrests. The benches are situated so that you can choose between sitting in the sun or in shade. There are six picnic tables suitable for wheelchair visitors. These are marked on our map.

A dramatized guided tour “History comes to life” is arranged during a few weeks in summer. These tours are adapted so that visitors in wheelchairs and those using wheeled walkers can take part.

There are signs with QR codes beside the animal enclosures. Download a QR reader to your smartphone and find out more about the animals.

Visitors with hearing impairment

There is information about the area, the animals and our events in Swedish sign langugage.

Loudspeaker equipment with individual amplification can be borrowed for guided tours.

Throughout the whole area there are signs where you can read about the open-air museum and the botanic garden.

Nature paths and culture paths are described in text and with illustrations.

QR codes can be found by the animal enclosures. Download a QR reader to your smartphone and read more about the animals. Not available in sign language.

Visitors with sight impairment

We have special programmes for all ages, where several senses such as taste, smell and touch are stimulated. Special tours of the herb garden and the rose garden are arranged. These require booking in advance. Contact bokning.fredriksdal@helsingborg.se.

Visitors with allergies

Fredriksdal’s café offers lactose-free, milk-free and gluten-free alternatives.

Dogs are allowed into the grounds of Fredriksdal but must be kept on a leash. Only guide dogs are permitted inside the buildings.

The native breeds at Fredriksdal graze outdoors in the summer. We recommend that visitors with a fur allergy keep a distance from the animals.

Visitors with cognitive impairment

Pictograms can be found at several locations throughout the area.

Many of the signs with informative text are supplemented with illustrations, photos or props, for the benefit of all our visitors.