Kulturmagasinet, an old warehouse building now library and museum.

© Fredrik photo/Shutterstock


The Bothnian Coast

Down near the harbour, Kulturmagasinet is a magnificent restoration of some old warehouses and now contains the town library and Sundsvall Museum, which has engaging exhibits on the history of Sundsvall, natural history and geology. There’s a permanent art exhibition upstairs featuring 20th-century Swedish artists and superb temporary exhibitions.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Bothnian Coast attractions

1. Stenstan Visitor Centre

0.21 MILES

This incredibly high-tech multimedia museum shares space with the tourist office at the Stadhus on the central square of Storatorget. Besides showing…

2. Norra Berget

0.73 MILES

Norra Berget hill (150m) is crowned with an extremely ugly concrete viewing tower, but it rewards step-climbers with sweeping views of the city, squeezed…

3. Alnö Gamla Kyrka


This magnificent church, a mixture of 12th- and 15th-century styles, sits 2km north of the bridge (at Vi) on Alnö island, just east of Sundsvall. The…

4. Länsmuseet Västernorrland

26.3 MILES

Part of the Murberget complex, this excellent museum features permanent exhibitions, such as historic photographs of the region and Sami handicraft. Of…

5. Murberget

26.33 MILES

This thorough open-air museum features more than 80 wooden buildings from Ångermanland from the 18th century onwards. Among the traditional farmhouses,…