The Hindström farm is the town’s oldest wooden house and has been preserved as a museum. The farmhouse was likely built in the 18th century and has survived all the fires that have ravaged Falkenberg since then.
The most charming house on Storgatan
Walking along Storgatan, you will notice how the small green wooden house follows the winding street. No one knows when exactly it was built, but we can glean from 18th century census registers that an elderly retired soldier, Julius Wintzen, lived there at the time.
The house tells a story
The farm got its name from a stove maker, Elof Hindström, who bought half of the farm in 1897. Prior to that, it was simply called “the 69er” in reference to its street address. For a long time, the house remained in the same state as when it was originally built. In the early 20th century, it still lacked running water and electricity, for instance; food was cooked on a tripod over an open fireplace, and the floor was tiled with brick and cobblestone.
Preserved as a museum
In 1969, Falkenberg Municipality bought the house, which is now part of Falkenberg Museum. The house is used as part of the museum’s school-related activities, but it is also a stop on several city tours.
- Storgatan 69, Falkenberg