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Open air museum

In the late 1910s, a decision was made to create a public park with an open-air museum and sports ground in what were then the north-eastern outskirts of Umeå. The park was to be sited at a vantage point to offer spectacular views of the city, with the sports ground lower down the hill.

A diverse range of buildings from across the county have been moved to the open-air museum since early 1921. Most of the buildings have agricultural origins, including farmhouses, sheds, cowsheds, bakehouses, barns and mills.

But it is not just the world of the farmer on display at the museum. Town, school, church and the landless are also represented. The Sámi settlements have been built up from specimens from different locations in Västerbotten County.

Tre byggnader på området

The Round Barn

The round barns that were used for threshing grain are characteristic of the Västerbotten region

Contact and information

Urban Gelfgren

Head of Department: The Destination
+4690 20 20 352