Attractions

Top Choice Mine in Sala

Sala Silvergruva

Even if you’re reluctant to take the plunge, there's plenty to see and do above ground at this vast mine complex 2km south of the town centre. Underground, a staggering 20km of caverns and shafts contain galleries, …
Top Choice Museum in Västerås

Karlsgatan 2

Comprising the former Västmanland Länsmuseum (county museum) and Västerås Konstmuseum (art gallery) in a re-imagined industrial block near Centralstation, Karlsgatan 2 packs a punch. The county museum is presented i…
Top Choice Historic Site in Västmanland

Engelsbergs Bruk

Looking more like a collection of gingerbread houses than an industrial relic, Engelsberg Bruk, a Unesco World Heritage Site in the tiny village of Ängelsberg, 60km north of Västerås, was one of the most important e…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Västerås

Anundshög

Västerås is surrounded by pre-Christian sites. The most interesting and extensive is Anundshög, the biggest tumulus (burial ground) in Sweden, 9km northeast of the city. You can get the bus 12 to Bjurhovda, from whe…
Church in Västerås

Västerås domkyrka

The fine brick-built Domkyrka was begun in the 12th century, although most of what you see today is late-14th-century work. It contains carved floor slabs, six altarpieces and the marble sarcophagus of King Erik XIV…
Gallery in Nora

Kvarteret Bryggeriet

At the end of Prästgatan is a collection of buildings that once housed a brewery and now contains several art galleries and studios. A collective of locals puts on a knockout gallery show in the main building each s…
Museum in Sala

Väsby Kungsgård

In the main park in town is Väsby Kungsgård, a 16th-century royal farm where, according to a love letter from 1613, Gustav II Adolf met his mistress, Ebba Bruhe. Excitement for the traveller is confined to the beaut…
Historic Building in Nora

Göthlinska Gården

This manor house just off the main square was built in 1739 and is now a museum featuring furniture, decor and accoutrements from the 17th century onward. Entrance is by guided tour only: contact Nora Turistbyrå for…
Museum in Sala

Aguélimuseet

Aguélimuseet exhibits the largest display of oils and watercolours by local artist Ivan Aguéli (1869–1917) in Sweden, as well as work by some of his contemporaries. Aguéli was a pioneering Swedish modernist whose mo…
Museum in Västerås

Vallby Friluftsmuseum

Vallby Friluftsmuseum, off Vallbyleden near the E18 interchange, 2km northwest of the city, is home to an extensive open-air collection of traditional huts and cottages. Among the 40-odd buildings, there’s an intere…