Vasterbottens Museum

Vasterbottens Museum, Umeå: Hours, Address, Vasterbottens Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Vasterbottens Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Johanhimself
Den Bosch, The Netherlands53 contributions
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 / dressing room for the local tourski / langlauf enthousiasts. We did a nice round on the ski's outside and afterwards we went through the museum, we stayed far longer then we expected beforehand because it had so much more. The restaurant is and suits here perfect. We had a marvelous afternoon.
Written March 7, 2020
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Kipuka
Oslo, Norway85 contributions
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 blue sky it was a great day to visit the museum.
The museum building also houses some interesting collections and exhibitions about the region.
Written March 10, 2020
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bobx77
Florida2,287 contributions
I asked the gentleman at the reception about what’s inside that museum.
And I was surprised : it’s bigger than it looks from the outside.

Plus the outside area, which is filled with life by costumed staff.
In one of the houses on the farm they were baking bread. Flatbed. And I was given a sample.
That was real great!

As it is free admission: everyone should go there.
In the unlikely event, that one doesn’t like it = feel free to leave.
Written July 3, 2022
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Phil
La Coruna, Spain2,333 contributions
Couples
A short 20 minuts walk from city center. Great exhibitions of local history covering all aspect of local history. Very interesting. Also exhibitions ,at present, with Holocaust diaries.
Written September 22, 2021
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PKOve
Lund, Sweden68 contributions
The best part of Västerbottens Museum was the café that included traditional Swedish fika for a reasonable price.

The museum has free entry. You get what you for though, as the art is generally mediocre. The section of different architecture styles throughout the decades had my interest.

If you happen to be nearby, you can kill off some time by paying a quick visit. There are lockers for your belongings, free of charge.
Written November 8, 2019
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Gyongyver R
England, UK316 contributions
Solo
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 an easy hike.
The beautiful snowy views and the old wooden cottages took me to a magical wonderland place. A very relaxing few hours, with a little exercise walking up and down the undulating forrest roads.
Written January 26, 2017
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Mike R
Fort Collins, CO31 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 25, 2016
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Tobias S
Mannheim, Germany16 contributions
Friends
This should be a must have in every trip to Umea. An outside museum (free of charge) documenting ancient life of farmer people in Västerbotten. We had a great introduction to the life of swedish people in an old nice detailed farmhouse and an old school. The guides were making this experience really authentic and therefore interesting to listen! Recommended to everybody!
Written July 13, 2017
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Bodil L
Turku, Finland13 contributions
Solo
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 uppermost floor, though it only presents Umeå after the great fire in the 1800´s. The exhibition on rock art covering the whole area of the Nordic countries is nice and "light", I recommend it. If you are interested in skiing the Swedish skimuseum is OK, the development of the ski is presented in a good way. Also the exhibition on textiles in the cellar is nice, I recommend that one too. I would have whished to see more photos on Umeå back in the days, but maybe not as detailed as in the Umeå exhibition now. It seems to be made mostly for residents in the Umeå area, and it is nice with the "involving" ideas in the exhibition. Also the tunnel for kids is exiting! The personel was nice and helpful and immediately welcomed me when I came in. There were also good (big enough) lockers with close by toilets and the café seemed to be a good one, though I did not buy anything from it this time. The museum area has things to see for the whole day if you visit in the summer! Now I would take som 3 hours time if you want to see thing properly, or otherwise choose 2-3 exhibitions.
Written November 7, 2016
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fabiomaria
Perugia46 contributions
Couples
Nice museum, with interesting indoor parts, about the history of Umea and the life here in the past. The modern part I did not find very interesting / useful. The outdoor part, with all its ancient buildings, moved from their original sites to the Museum, deserves a visit, especially in summer months, when the museum becomes a living experience. Add a walk through the woods: there are several paths, well marked, with different lengths and degree of difficulty.
Written June 2, 2016
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Vasterbottens Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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