Alingsås Museum

Alingsås, Sweden

The industrial history of Alingsås began in 1724 when Jonas Alström established there a factory. The factory had 1,000 employees already in the mid-18th century. The Alströmerska warehouse at the Lilla Torget is the city’s oldest secular building. It was built in the beginning of the 1730s and is the only property left from the Alströmerska époque. The building was first used by Jonas Alströmer to house materials used in manufacturing. In 1928 the museum took over the building and at first shared it with the library that is now located next door.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
  • Alingsås Idag

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Founded: 1730s
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Peter Stormare (2 years ago)
My significant other and me were marvelling at the bronze treassure dug up nearby. My beloved to be also got to repair some of the damage Trelleborgs school system had done with the interactive water works display. She now has a basic understanding of how it all goes around
Angela Alba Ramqvist (2 years ago)
Well presented. There are parts of the treasure that were recently found with (ring bracelet etc i). It's free and visits don't take too long.
Göran Björklund (2 years ago)
The bronze treasure is displayed in Alingsås during the summer and autumn. The find consisted of 96 objects, mostly bronze. Neck, foot and arm rings (Hohlwulstringar) and chains, 2500 years old. Found in Hjälmared in 2021 by a cartographer. Considered to be the most comprehensive and wildest find in Sweden in over 30 years. Otherwise, it's a nice little museum in the middle of town, housed in the Alströmer magazine from 1731.
Jan Eriksson (3 years ago)
Interesting also for my grandchildren.
Camilla Blad (3 years ago)
Worth visiting, nice exhibitions.
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