Calling all history lovers
Welcome to Jamtli, a magical museum for children and adults alike where history, art and culture meet. Pay this historical hotspot a visit and you’ll find Nationalmuseum Jamtli, an arena for art and design, accompanied by an open-air museum and indoor exhibitions. That’s three for the price of one.
Jamtli is the regional museum of Jämtland and Härjedalen and can be found in Sweden’s Östersund. It has (and still is) played an important role in preserving the region’s fascinating history, through interactive and engaging displays and events. Perhaps that’s the reason why Jamtli has cemented itself as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.
Three museums, one location
Nationalmuseum Jamtli is a branch of Nationalmuseum, a museum of art and design in Stockholm, Sweden. The collections of Nationalmuseum comprise of painting, sculpture, drawings and prints from 1500-1900 and applied arts, design and portraits from early Middle Ages up until present day. At Nationalmuseum Jamtli you can enjoy exhibitions from Nationalmuseums collections.
Once you’ve soaked up the art shown at Nationalmuseum Jamtli, there’s lots more to explore. Head to the indoor museum where the Jämtland region’s cultural history comes to life. This includes both temporary and permanent exhibitions, such as ‘Vikingar’ (vikings) where the ancient woven cloths ‘Överhogdalsbonaderna’ can be found. These fabrics have existed for more than 1000 years and depicts a world miles away from the one we live in today.
Since the 1980s, Jamtli has also been working on its living history project ‘Jamtli Historyland’. During the summer, this takes place in Jamtli’s open-air museum and is brought to life by actors and animals. Visitors are invited to take part in various role-playing activities that demonstrate how people lived in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
If you fancy a break during your visit, you can sit down at the museum’s cosy café. And before you leave, you can stop at the gift shop which has been described as Östersund’s best.
So, whether you’re young (or slightly less young), a true history fanatic or just curious about the world, we welcome you to experience Jamtli.