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Address: 30 B Oestra Strandgatan, Umea 903 33, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 90 786 74 00
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Bildmuseet exhibits contemporary international art, photography,...

Bildmuseet exhibits contemporary international art, photography, architecture, design and other forms of visual culture, somtimes along with art history retrospectives. The exhibitions are complemented by guided tours, lectures, films and other cultural events. Open workshops and educational activities inspire creativity. Museum shop, cafe/restaurant and great views over Umeaalven river and the city of Umea. Bildmuseet is housed in an acclaimed building at the Umeå Arts Campus by the shores of the river, right next to the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, the Umeå Institute of Design and the Umeå School of Architecture. The museum building was designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White. Bildmuseet received a Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year jury, and was 2014 one of the top candidates for the Swedish Museum of the Year Award as well as for the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

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excitings on each floor. Both inside art solutions and the hilarious panorama view fly your time away

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

excitings on each floor. Both inside art solutions and the hilarious panorama view fly your time away

1 Thank floketurbin
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice art museum in Umea. Lots of different exhibitions and art corner for the children. Very nice location by the river with amazing views as you move upstairs. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Maurirasta
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Bildmuseet should be called the art museum of Umeå or Västerbotten, as it really would deserve a "bigger name" than it has now. I thought the Bildmuseet was going to be like a middle sized gallery, but was positively surprised when I discovered a full scale artmuseum extending over some 6 floors! (Actually maybe som 10-12 floors but every floor... More 

Thank Bodil L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Bildmuseet is located on the Umeå Arts Campus a lovely area of Umeå with breathtaking views of the river. It's almost worth a visit for that alone. They rotate quality international exhibitions every three months which keeps things new and fresh for returning visitors. And don't forget that they have free admission which is highly appreciated. In my humble opinion,... More 

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Larisa, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

It is a nice building with such of empty space. I was bored when visited most of the times during the year that I was living in the city. The things that they usually have for you to see are only a view and not so exciting. You can pass by if you don't have anything else to see but... More 

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Umeå, Västerbottens Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

They change the exhibitions every now and then, but in general it is interesting and well done. The building itself and the view from it is also nice. A good place to visit for anyone! They got a cafe downstairs as well, and you can walk by the river back to the city center.

Thank Per L
Kempele, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The building itself is already worth of visiting. Great architecture and good location, in a walking distance from the city. The exhibition is good size, not too large and the entrance is free.

Thank Jaana K
Winnersh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Umeas great gallery a short walk from town by the river, great lunch, eames exhibitions, knowledgeable guide, not too many crowds great service in cafe good prices, great place to go in umea

Thank Alan R
Holmsund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

The art display in this museum is awesome. It is modern and unique. The good thing is that the artwork stays for a few months and then new artwork is displayed. This makes you want to visit it again...

Thank Nadia B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

My travelling companion likes art so we went here, great buildings and the museum's well organised, beautiful inside, with several floors of exhibitions. It was mostly installations not pictures, with some surprisingly interesting light works (and an Oculus Rift!). The building also has a gift shop, really good value cafe with great lunch specials (buffet and great value, maybe as... More 

1 Thank Georgina P

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