Västerbottens museum in the Gammlia area of Umeå, Sweden is a county museum with responsibility for the cultural history of Västerbotten County. The museum consists of the Gammlia open-air museum, a ski exhibition (previously the Swedish Ski Museum), an exhibition of Fishing and Maritime (previously the Fishing and Maritime Museum), the popular movement archive of Västerbotten County and a number of Sami camps. The museum is working all over Västerbotten County with, amongst other things, numerous contract activities, mainly in the archaeological field. The museum produces the quarterly journal Västerbotten for the Västerbotten County district association.Make Vasterbottens Museum a centerpiece of your Umea vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Umea trip builder app.
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It is a small open air museum. We were there during the Samisk veckan (the sami week) in march and they had activities and real reindeer on the premises :) Thanks to a recent snowfall and perfect... more »
Beautiful museum, from local social history, interesting art, and videodisplays to ancient ski's. The unexpected benefit is the restaurant and the garderobe: It serves also as the starting point... more »
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!
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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