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Museums

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, all well worth a visit.

Jamtli

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.

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.

Since 2018 Jamtli is a branch of the National Museum in Stockholm. From June 18 the exhibition on display shows “1700 Europe and Sweden”, with artists like Alexander Roslin, Johan Tobias Sergel, Carl Hårleman, Louis Jean Desprez, Angelika Kauffman, Carl August Ehrensvärd, Pehr Hilleström, Elias Martin och Carl Fredrik von Breda.

 

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Museeum Östersund Geocenter

Locknekratern Meteoritcenter

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

455 million years ago, the Storsjö area was 500 m below sea level. At that time, a large meteorite struck at the site where Lake Locknes is today. The meteorite came at a speed of 54000 km / h and weighed 300 million tonnes. The impact was extremely strong and a water amount corresponding to three times Storsjöns was washed away. When the water crashed back into the crater, a kilometer-high water wave (tsunami) was formed.

The water brought with them huge masses of gravel and sand which then hardened into unique rocks, which are only found here in the Storsjö countryside. There are clear remains from the impact and there is still much left to discover in the area.
The Locknecrater is a world-unique study site that attracts researchers from all over the world. Few places offer such opportunities to study a meteorite strike as the Locknecrate

At the Geo centre you find a minicosmonova and a geological exhibition. Guided tours of the museum is available. The exhibition is also attractive to children and young people as they are given the free opportunity to play, explore and learn.

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Sommarhagen

Sommarhagen

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.

In August 2020, there will be digital music days!


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.

The tenant in 2020 is Maria and Alma Karlsson.

Entrance to the museum costs: SEK 90.

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.

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Teknikland

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

– Play seriously!
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.

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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.

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Jamtli

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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Museeum Östersund Geocenter

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

Sommarhagen

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

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Teknikland

- Play seriously! 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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