Guitars – The Museum
If you're into the six-string, then this result of two brothers' lifelong hobby, a huge collection of vintage guitars, is for you. Want...
In its new home next to the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, this state-of-the-art modern-art museum showcases the likes of Right is Wrong –...
Pipes of Scotland
Congenial pseudo-Scottish pub where you can buy your lad or lass a wee dram 'o whisky while enjoying a wholly un-Scottish menu of...
This appealing basement restaurant lures you in with scents of tandoori king prawns, lamb nawabi and paneer mango masala. Tandoori...
The centrepiece of this cluster of museums is the excellent Västerbottens Museum , which traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to Umeå today, with well-presented exhibitions including photographs of the Sami and an absolutely enormous skis-through-the ages collection which includes the world’s oldest ski (5200 years old). Next door is Bildmuséet , the riveting modern-art museum, which features temporary exhibitions of thought-provoking works. These are surrounded by the large Friluftsmuséet , an open-air historic village where staff wear period clothes and demonstrate traditional homestead life. Paths, teeming with strolling families, meander past the Fiske och Sjöfartsmuseum , with its nautically themed displays, and the bakery, where you can watch demonstrations on how to make tunnbröd , the thin unleavened bread typical of northern Sweden. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available – a big hit with the little ones! It takes around 20 minutes to walk to Gammlia, or else you can take buses 2 or 7.