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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Filip Allberg (2 months ago)
Fantastic cup of Joe. Cozy. Interesting shop.
Sabin Torcea (4 months ago)
It has an unique vibe almost mystic. Recommend the coffee shop, they always have something tasty to snack.
Noé Brugue (11 months ago)
Really interesting museum, with expositions retracing a lot of different views on Umeå and Vasterbotten in general: architecture, textiles, Umeå's history... The only downside being some of the expositions are only partially translated in English, but it doesn't stop you from enjoying them
Jimmy Nilsson (2 years ago)
This museum was amazing with all of the handcrafted items. I was lucky enough too see their vault of old, mostly wooden handcrafted items. That included all types of tools you can think of. My visit was part of a course at Umeå University. Really nice museum, go see it!
Ani (2 years ago)
This museum is an example how modern museum must function! It’s really amazing, good job! Design suits the topic of museum yet trendy and lovely! It’s interactive, especially for kids. There is guidance if you want in Swedish, but it needs a little bit more material in English. Museum is comfortable, fun as much as museum can be and informative! Like, even least focused person will have an idea how region was developed because of original and innovative decoration around.
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