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Vasterbottens Museum

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Address: Gammlia, Helena Elisabeths Vag, Umea 903 04, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 90 16 39 01
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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informative, hands-on

I have visited the outdoor section of this museum. It was summertime. If you go in winter, check their opening hours / dates. Here you can observe many things about the culture of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the outdoor section of this museum. It was summertime. If you go in winter, check their opening hours / dates. Here you can observe many things about the culture of northern Sweden, how they lived, what they worked on etc. Beautiful for a weekend family visit too. Very friendly and informative staff!

Thank EnginKaban
Umea, Sweden
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10 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Several interesting exhibitions from Umeå, Västerbotten, nice photos and an interesting area regarding building preservation for our Swedish houses. Excellent restaurant for couples as well as for families travelling with children of any age. The outdoor areas are also quite interesting for the whole family

Thank Jonakebo
England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The place is full of locals enjoying the outdoors and the beautiful scenery. I went on a cold Sunday and chose the 3.6km length walk. ( There are longer and shorter paths as well to follow, all indicated by different coloured signs.) The tracks are well signposted, it's impossible to get lost. Ideal for cross country skiing, mountain biking or... More 

2 Thank Gyongyver Gwen R
Umea, Sweden
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a Place I return to, I can either walk around in the summer, or Winter, to loot at all Beautiful old buildnings or I can be inside to learn from new exhibitions, they are Always up to date and its a wonderful Environment for Children to play or to be creative.

Thank Ida W
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A cafe ´with homemade food; soups, bread, cakes and with a local touch. I have tried this wonderful cafe at least 20 times and satisfied every time. Nice chef and staff and a nice milieu in scandinavian style, blond and bright!

Thank Margit G
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was a nice Museum also good for kids and families, but when we came there the part outside were all closed.

Thank Tabea W
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice open air museum about the north of Sweden and its history . Great for children as well especially on different holidays when there are lots of traditional celebrations. Nice place to get the original picture of North Sweden!

Thank Maurirasta
Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A quite big museum which gives a wide picture of the Västerbotten county. As often with "provincial-" och "county"-museums, so also here, there is maybe even "too much" information for the random tourist, but ofcourse you do not have to read everything there is! I liked the exhibition on the city of Umeå which is to be found on the... More 

1 Thank Bodil L
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

A very generous museum facility, a good model of a relaxed, friendly, non-fancy and comfortable museum experience. Very helpful staff that explains the facility and guids you what to see and do. Has the landmark section of documentary photography based on Sune Jonssons magic pictures (and you can buy top quality photo replicas of some of them in the museum... More 

Thank Bo N
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great examples of early Västerbotten history, from stone age rock art to farming and Sami lifestyle. The many wooden buildings, from a rebuilt island church to 1800-1900 farm buildings, and wooden fences were amazing. The pictorial exhibit of stone-age rock art and 19th century drums was also very moving.

1 Thank Mike R

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