About the museum

The museum is a regional museum for our area of the north of Sweden. We collect, preserve and display cultural heritages from Västerbotten through exhibitions and various programmes.

The museum  comprises the museum building in Umeå, construction of which began in 1943 to a design by Bengt Romare, and the Gammlia Open-Air Museum. The buildings at the Gammlia Open-Air Museum were moved there from all over the county and the first was erected at the site as long ago as 1921.

Some 60 people work in areas such as photography, art, collections of objects, archaeology, building preservation, culture tourism and storytelling.

Today the Museum of Västerbotten is one of Sweden’s most visited county museums with 230,000 visitors a year. You too are very welcome to pay us a visit.