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Museums in Östersund

Don’t you just love visiting museums and discover the soul of a destination? The museums of Östersund displays everything from history, art, culture and handicraft to geology and military history. Below are our museums and family attractions, all well worth a visit.

Jamtli & National museum

Jamtli offers an exciting journey through the history of Jämtland. Here you also find a branch of the Swedish National museum filled with art.

Jamtli is our regional museum. Here you find permanent exhibitions about the region´s past from the Ice Age via the Vikings and the native Swedish Sami people alongside temporary exhibitions of arts and handicraft.

One of the most remarkable Viking age objects found in our region is the Överhogdalsbonaderna Viking Tapestries – Europe´s oldest pictorial tapestries.Woven textiles containing motives and symbols from both the Norse mythology and the entry of Christianity. Through C14-dating it has been concluded that the tapestries were made some time between 1040 and 1170, which makes them the oldest tapestries in Europe found above ground.

Opening hours 2022
Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM-5 PM, Wednesday 11 AM – 20.30 PM

Jamtli Historyland, is the outdoor area with some 50 buildings from 1600 and onwards. In the summertime you discover the regions past through live actors residing in the old houses of the area. In the wintertime the outdoor section is open for a stroll but there are no activities.

Opening hours Jamtli Historyland 2022

25 of June – 21 August Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Nationalmuseum Jamtli is an arena for art and design experiences where exhibitions with works from the Nationalmuseum’s collections show. 18 May 2021-18 April 2022 you can see the exhibition Nordic Myths, which shows Nordic art during the 19th and early 20th centuries with motifs taken from myth, saga and history.
Opening hours Nationalmuseum 2022 Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday 11 AM-20.30 PM

25 June – 31 Aug Monday-Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Öppettider: Opening hours jamtli: 25 June - 31 Aug Monday-Sunday 11-17

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Nationalmuseum Jamtli

Nationalmuseum Jamtli

In the summer of 2022, the National Museum Jamtli opens the exhibition Ideal and Reality – Nordic Nature.

The exhibition shows how Nordic nature is depicted in arts and crafts from the 17th century onwards. During different eras, nature has been perceived as a source of beauty experiences, as an economic resource, research object and identity-creating symbol. The exhibition shows paintings, drawings, photos and handicrafts, all from the National Museum’s collections. Among the artists are names like Anna Boberg, Otto Hesselbom, Pehr Hilleström, Elias Martin, Bruno Liljefors, Helmer Osslund but also more contemporary ones like Frida Fjellman, Kerstin Hörnlund, Ingalena Klenell, Märta Mattsson and Per B Sundberg.

The exhibition runs until 16 April 2023

Also take the opportunity to step into the art scene at National Museum Jamtli and be inspired by the exhibition you just saw, let the creativity flow and create new art work.

Öppettider: 2022 Summer Monday - Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday 11 AM - 20.30 PM

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Gaaltije

Gaaltije is a South Sami museum. The exhibitions tell about Sami history - all from a Sami perspective.

Gaaltije has a shop that offers handicrafts, home furnishings, jewelry, meat and books. Here you can buy products from Sami entrepreneurs.

Öppettider: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM

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Locknekratern Meteoritcenter

Locknekratern Meteorite centre is a discovery centre in Ångsta, that has been created around the meteorite impact 455 million years ago

458 million years ago, the world-unique twin meteor broke down. Then the Storsjö area was 500 m below sea level. Most of the meteorite struck down where Lake Locknesjön is today.

The latest research findings show that the meteorite is a so-called binary / twin. The smaller part of the meteorite struck precisely at the same time at Målingen just east of Hackås near Lake Näkten. Impacted are the only proven twin meteorites on the entire planet.
The meteorites came at a speed of 54,000 km / h and together weighed over 300 million tonnes.

The impact was enormous and a volume of water corresponding to three times Storsjön’s volume was thrown away. When the water crashed back into the craters, a kilometer high tsunami was formed. The water brought with it huge quantities of gravel and sand which then solidified into unique rocks, which are only found in the area. In nature you will find clear traces of the impact. The Locknecrater is a world-unique study site that attracts researchers from all over the world. Since 2006, therefore, the Locknekratern

Meteoritecenter is located in Ångsta, a museum well worth a visit.
Also take a look at our upstairs and the exhibition “Ögonfröjd” as Jämtland County’s amateur geological company presents. There you will find a large stone collection with minerals, rocks and all of Sweden’s landscape stones. Bargains with content from many well-known mineral sites can also be viewed as well as booths with very beautiful stuffs and crystal shapes.

Admission: Adult SEK 120, 65+ & student SEK 80, children under 12 free
We accept Swish and card payments.

Öppettider: 2022 - 5 July - 14 August Tuesday - Sunday 1 -5 PM

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Sommarhagen & Café

The home of composer and music critic Wilhelm Peterson-Berger is one of Sweden’s most interesting design artefacts.

Sommarhagen and Café Sommarhagen

On Frösön, with miles of views of forests, lakes and mountains lies Sommarhagen. The house was built in 1914 by the composer, critic and music writer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger.
Today he is remembered for “Frösö Blomster” with piano pieces such as “Sommarsången”,
“Vid Frösö kyrka” and “Intåg i Sommarhagen.” 

The artist’s home, is now a museum, is a dream home from 1914, an original building with influences from national romance and Art Nouveau and characterized by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s ideas in terms of design, interior design and color scheme.

It has been likened to “a timbered fortress with a summer-light indoor meeting” and was selected in year 2000 by the magazine Forum as one of Sweden’s best interiors in the 20th century.

There are audio guides in Swedish, English, German and French that tell about the house, about PB’s life and works and who plays his music.

Entrance to the museum costs: SEK 100

In the house’s ground floor there is Café Sommarhagen which, among other things, serves good sandwiches and homemade fig bread. You can also pre-order a ready-made picnic basket to take with you outside.

Open daily 20 June – 21 August 2022
11.00-17.00

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Teknikland

Teknikland is a technology, aviation and military museum with activities for the whole family.

Teknikland is a destination for the whole family. Here, flight and military history is mixed with technology, play and exploration joy. Bring memories to life, share exciting stories, play in our fairy tale environment, drive an electric car for the little ones, or make your own souvenir in the Ellopsen’s engineering workshop. Don’t miss the big LEGO exhibition.

Among the newer features of the year are a playmaking for the children where they can “refuel” their car as they pass by, a liaison exhibition where you can try on slates and coded messages, an exhibition for the history of home care, additional parts in the UN exhibition and the exhibition on Per Sterner. The wedge simulator has been equipped with new technology and an exhibition with handmade model aircraft of scale 1:72 has been added. There is also new life in the restaurant with a wonderful Rockabilly feeling.

Technology land is a world with many different “continents”. Here, memories are brought to life in the person who experienced our 20th century history. For us, visitors of all ages are equally important and we have therefore built play environments for the children in all exhibitions. Teknikland has something to do for everyone. Teknikland’s exhibitions are not to be seen but to be performed. In all the exhibitions there are activities for all ages and we have invested a lot in the children to find activities everywhere.

Admission SEK 150, Pensioner SEK 130, Children up to 18 years join the company free of charge.

Öppettider: 2022 - 27 June - 21 August Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

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Stadsmuseet

Three rooms on the ground floor show the history of Östersund between the years 1786 and 1930. Seeing the exhibition is like walking in the city.

On June 18, 1959, the city museum in the old library building, opposite the City Hall, was inaugurated and on October 23, 1999, the museum was newly inaugurated after a rebuild, and the current exhibition “Our little town” was opened.

Three rooms on the ground floor show the history of Östersund between the years 1786 and 1930. Seeing the exhibition is like walking in the city, indoors. The visitor gets acquainted with environments, people and objects.

 

Öppettider: 2022 Saturdays 12 - 3 PM June-August Monday-Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

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Jamtli & National museum

Jamtli offers an exciting journey through the history of Jämtland. Here you also find a branch of the Swedish National museum filled with art.

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Nationalmuseum Jamtli

Nationalmuseum Jamtli

In the summer of 2022, the National Museum Jamtli opens the exhibition Ideal and Reality – Nordic Nature.

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Gaaltije

Gaaltije is a South Sami museum. The exhibitions tell about Sami history - all from a Sami perspective.

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Locknekratern Meteoritcenter

Locknekratern Meteorite centre is a discovery centre in Ångsta, that has been created around the meteorite impact 455 million years ago

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Sommarhagen & Café

The home of composer and music critic Wilhelm Peterson-Berger is one of Sweden’s most interesting design artefacts.

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Teknikland

Teknikland is a technology, aviation and military museum with activities for the whole family.

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Stadsmuseet

Three rooms on the ground floor show the history of Östersund between the years 1786 and 1930. Seeing the exhibition is like walking in the city.

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