Eila’s time travels

An exciting family adventure at Gammplatsen in Lycksele

1.3 km
Start location
Gammplatsen parking lot
End location
The Forest and Saami museum
1 hour(s)
Age rating

99 kr

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This tour is not available in Deutsch

Read this in — English, Svenska

This tour is not available in Deutsch

Gammplatsen entrance

This is the tour starting point. You are standing by the entrance to Gammplatsen, which once was the church and market place of Lycksele. You can find museums, a cafe and numerous historic buildings here.

The general store

The general store was previously located in Villaryd, one of Lycksele’s oldest neighborhoods. It was moved here in 1987. It has been used as an inn and waiting hall.

The nine-pin bowling alley

The nine-pin bowling alley dates back to the late 1800s, when gentlemen used to play this predecessor to bowling. The building has also been used as a private residence.

The Margareta church

The Margareta church is a replica of the second church in Lycksele, which was built in 1736. It was named after the Saami woman Margareta, who did missionary work in the 1300’s.

The Saami dwelling

The Lycksele Saami association built a Saami dwelling here in 2003. You can find different forms of goahti and storage sheds, which showcase traditional building techniques.

Miss Lovisa's school

Miss Lovisa Bergström started a school for Saami girls in 1847 in Tannbäck. in 1948 this building was moved to Gammplatsen and was the first building in the open air museum area.

Aunt Emma's cabin

This cabin was built as a place for visiting church goers to rest. It was later moved down to the waterfront and washerwoman Emma Stenlund moved in in the late 1800s.

The Karlberg farm

This farm was built by settler Abraham Bernhard Johansson in 1850. It was located between the villages of Knaften and Bratten, and was later moved to Gammplatsen.

Log driver king’s cabin

This is where log driver Johan Fredriksson lived as a child. He helped save the bridge in Lycksele from collapsing as a result of a log buildup in the spring of 1944.

The Forest and Saami museum

At this museum you can find exhibitions on forestry history, as well as Saami history and culture. There is a playroom for kids, a loggers cabin, a simulator, a forest cinema and a shop.

Locations you'll visit on this tour:

  • The general store
  • The nine-pin bowling alley
  • The Margareta Church
  • The Saami dwelling
  • Miss Lovisa's school
  • Aunt Emma's cabin
  • The Karlberg farmhouse
  • The log driver king's cabin
  • The Forest and Saami museum
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