The history of this quarry stretches back to the early 20th century, and up until the 1960s lime was burned in kilns here. In the mid-1950s, around 15,000 tons of limestone was quarried here annually, and more than 30 lime kilns were in operation. From the mid-1970s to mid-1990s, limestone was quarried and then crushed to make agricultural lime, forest fertiliser, and lime used for lake liming.
On several occasions, Tomtens limestone quarry has been used as a culture centre for exhibitions and concerts. The quarry is on private property, so please respect this when visiting the area.