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Guitars the Museum

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Best museum of its kind

The guide was superb, one of the best I have expirienced. Even if you didn’t have any interest in... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Umea, Sweden
via mobile
Pleasantly surprised!

I wasn't sure I wanted to go, as I feared looking at a bunch of guitars would be boring (no matter... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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This space holds a guitar similar to the one Keith Richards used to play the Honky Tonk Women riff. And here's one like the one Eric Clapton used for his solo in Layla. And the kind that Jimi Hendrix set on fire in Monterrey. But how in the world...more
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Vasagatan 20 | Vasaplan, Umea 903 29, Sweden
+46 90 580 90
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The guide was superb, one of the best I have expirienced. Even if you didn’t have any interest in guitars prior to the visit you will enjoy this exhibition. There is a history behind each guitar - and a funny story.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I wasn't sure I wanted to go, as I feared looking at a bunch of guitars would be boring (no matter how old and unique they were). I finally went as my airbnb host insisted that it was something not to miss. I was pleasantly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ErwanErwan
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There are an amazing range of guitars, many with stories in this gem of a museum. The tour is interesting and provides a lot of information about the guitars in the museum. It would be helpful to be told at the start that there would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SandyB407
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a place you just can’t miss when visiting this city Umeå. If you love music and guitars you really have to see this, Been there a few times before and hope you visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lizal89
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I happened to visit at a friend’s suggestion and was wonderfully surprised at how significant the collection is. We had a personal tour given by one of the owners - I highly recommend this option as he is a natural storyteller and was able to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarmelM78
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum 3 days ago and was surprised at the collection and how cheap it was to get in, I highly recommend anyone who visits the lovely town of umea to visit this museum I will be back and next time do a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank yamppy75
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We were taken on a tour of the Guitar collection by one of the twins who collected the instruments. We were the first only people on the tour which he conducted in English. The stories of great musicians he told us were fascinating. He even...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 92paulh
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

A must visit for anyone who has had any relation to rock/blues/pop the last 60 years. Or if you just enjoy passionate stories of fortunate encounters and musical events filled with anecdotes about two brothers’ quest to persue one beautiful, taletelling guitar after another... This...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank V5541ZRsimonea
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

For anyone who's ever listened to rock music, not only guitar enthusiasts. The collection is amazing and the stories they tell very interesting. Make sure to go on a guided tour, otherwise it wouldn't be that much worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Plenty of guitars at the ”Guitars, the Museum”, in Umeå! Follow a guided tour at the museum and you will learn a lot. After the tour you may even know what a ”b” bender is and how it sounds. You do not have to be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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