In Umeå there are many museums with exciting exhibitions. Here we have listed a selection for you to discover. Museums that are open all year round or you can make an excursion to one of the smaller museums that are open during the summer.


One of the country’s most interesting scenes for international contemporary art. A place where the whole family can enjoy art, exhibitions and events – always free of charge. Besides continuously adding new exhibitions, this beautiful museum building offers a fantastic view of the river and the city. Read more

Utställning Bildmuseet. Mats Jonsson. Foto Mikael LundgrenExhibition - Mats Jonsson/Still Sámi at Bildmuseet, until January 29, 2023. Photo: Mikael Lundgren

Guitars – The Museum

The brothers Åhdén from Umeå have one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of electric guitars, basses, amplifiers and musical props, all of which make up the basis of an experience-based exhibition. Read more

Guitars the MuseumGuitars - The Museum

Västerbottens museum

Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and programs on cultural history, art, textiles and photography. At the museum there is a creative workshop for children, a well-stocked museum shop and a cosy café. Here you can also see the world’s oldest ski – older than the pyramids of Egypt. Read more 


Kvinnohistoriskt museum

The museum of women’s history is the first of its kind in Sweden. It is located in the Väven cultural centre. In exhibitions about our present, history and future the museum puts women at the centre of the story. Read more


Umedalens skulpturpark

One of Northern Europe’s foremost sculpture collections with some 40 works by artists such as Tony Cragg, Louise Bourgeois, Anthony Gormley, Jaume Plensa and Anish Kapoor. The park is open all year round, around the clock with free admittance. Read more

Holmöns båtmuseum

Holmöns Båtmuseum 

Museums open in the summer 

Holmöns båtmuseum

At Holmön Boat Museum you can learn more about the history of the island and the people who have lived and worked here, as well as the flora, fauna and heritage of the entire archipelago. Many well-preserved historic boats are on display. Read more

Norrbyskärs museum

Echoes from the past and dizzying adventures. The museum guides you through what it was like to live in a sawmill community. Next to the museum, there is "Little Norrbyskär". The attractions in an "play and learn park" for children can be found here. Read more


Robertsfors Bruksmuseum

The museum shows the growth of industrialism from 1758 until the middle of the 20th century and how the small farming village of Edfastmark on the Rickleån river became Robertsfors ironworks. Housed in a restored engine shed, electric trains and carriages from the end of the 19th century are also included in the collection. Read more

Vännäs motormuseum. Foto Calle Bredberg

Vännäs Motormuseum 


Vännäs motormuseum

Information about aviation and engine history in an old cultural environment. Here you will find cars, motorcycles, mopeds, airplanes, boat engines, chainsaws and tractors. Here you will also find a complete GULF gas station from the 1960s. Read more


Olofsfors Bruksmuseum

Olofsfors Ironworks is one of Sweden’s best-preserved ironworks, founded in 1762. Here you will find a café, building maintenance shop, accommodation, crafts and more. Read more