Västerbotten Museum

Umeå, Sweden

Västerbotten Museum is one of the most popular county museums in Sweden. The permanent exhibitions trace human history in Västerbotten through the centuries, from prehistoric times to the present day. There is also lots of information on the native Sami people and their culture. There is a shop here where you can pick up a souvenir. The museum is located at Gammlia, where you’ll also find a lively open-air museum, an art museum, a seafaring museum and a ski museum.



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Richard McKean (5 months ago)
Nice friendly staff and great cafe and stuff for a toddler to do.
Stuart Reid (13 months ago)
Quite a good museum and pretty good value. Nice interactive displays for the kids too. Friendly staff and good service. Management of visitor crowding could have been a bit better re the pandemic safety (some rooms became quite crowded and we had to leave to maintain social distance as the other visitors seemed oblivious to the risk).
Petter Näslund (13 months ago)
Good place to buy handmade traditional bread. Was oke exhibition showing currently that I liked, otherwise the art shown was not something that I personally enjoyed. Might be fantastic for others though.
Stephen Swift (13 months ago)
Very nice open air part of the museum with easy walks through the woods. The indoor part of the museum has lots of exhibitions I particularly liked the installation with the voices from the holocaust.
Shantis Tae (13 months ago)
We went here for the coffee shop, which was great, simple, and charming. Good prices, plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, coffee which you get to refill, and the cookies, chocolate rolls, and raw balls were delicious :) Very good accessibility with accessible toilets as well as elevators and automatic doors. Oh, and cute lockers for storing jackets, etc. available.
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