Museum of Norrbotten

Luleå, Sweden

Norrbotten County Museum exhibits the history of Norrbotten and Samish culture.

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Address

Storgatan 2, Luleå, Sweden
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Details

Founded: 1936
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

More Information

www.swedishlapland.com

Rating

4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Julien Guépin (12 months ago)
No English translations for most of the exhibition unfortunately
Will De Jong (2 years ago)
Was free, what more could you want. And has old pinball machines that you can play. Would be cool if more was in English, so google translate comes in huge.
Jiří Petr (2 years ago)
Please add more information in english.
tharas (2 years ago)
You could spend some 30 minutes looking around. Would be good if you know Swedish, else it's just look around some antiques and pictures.
Aris Louvris (2 years ago)
A very nice museum to visit, esp. with kids! The older "kids" will get more excited at the 3rd floor with the flippers from 70's, some of them pretty functional!
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