Organization and history
Vitlycke Museum is an experience and knowledge center for the Tanum World Heritage area. We give information about the Bronze Age period in order to increase knowledge of and interest in the epoch, the landscape and our rock carvings.
We offer public educational activities aimed at schools, tourist groups and individual visitors, by using our exhibition and our Bronze Age farm and by guiding our visitors out to the images in the landscape.
Vitlycke Museum forms part of a broader context together with several strategic partners, including the regional development resources of the Västra Götaland Region, the county administration, the Municipality of Tanum, the Western Sweden Tourist Board, Gothenburg University and others.
Västarvet runs Vitlycke Museum, while the Tanum World Heritage Centre is run by the county administrative board, the Västra Götaland Region and the Municipality of Tanum.
There has been a museum at Vitlycke since 1976 when the Tanum Rock Carving Institute was set up as a joint project by Bohuslän Museum, the National Heritage Board, Uppsala University and the Municipality of Tanum. The idea was to connect a research institute with a public museum. Later the Institute changed its name to the Tanum Rock Carving Museum, which contained exhibitions, a cafe and, since 1986, also a reconstructed Bronze Age settlement. In 1996 the old museum premises were demolished to make room for Vitlycke Museum, designed by the firm Carl Nyréns Arkitektkontor and the new museum was completed in 1998. The new building was financed by the Bohus County Council, Bohuslän Museum, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, the Västra Götaland County Employment Board, the Västra Götaland County Administrative Board and the Municipality of Tanum.