Västergötland Museum lies in the heart of a rich cultural landscape. Over 10,000 years of the county’s history are reflected in the museum. See and feel what life was like in medieval Skara. Admire the well-preserved Bronze Age shields, take in the exciting exhibition about how the ice age influenced people, and meet Kata - the woman who ruled over the large farm in Varnhem in the 11th century.
Discover the historical legacy
Västergötland Museum is a cultural centre with a wide range of activities. The museum has several permanent exhibitions, including Skara in the Middle Ages; Kata, her life and position in Varnhem at the end of the Viking era; reconstructions of prehistoric Västergötland; and Agnes de Frumerie's life works. You’ll also find Sweden's oldest book and piece of furniture in the museum.
Coffee break in front of the fireplace
It’s easy to spend many hours looking at the museum's fascinating exhibitions. That's why a coffee break with a cake is so welcome at some point during your visit. Take a seat in front of the fireplace with a cup of coffee in your hand and listen to the crackling of the fire. The museum shop also has a lot of interesting items for sale.
The ancient village next to the museum
Fornbyn, the ancient village, is where you can walk around twenty-odd buildings from the 19th century and get an idea of what the old peasant society looked like. During the summer the place is alive with many public events in this 19th century environment.