Norrbottens museum is the county museum in the largest county of Sweden, regarding area. Norrbotten has a diverse landscape that stretches from the coast to the mountains, with a cultural history that stretches over 10,000 years. The county is a multicultural environment, characterized by Sami, Tornedalen Finnish, Finnish, Swedish and immigrant culture.
At the museum you find the following fields; cultural environment protection, archaeology, ethnology, documentation, library, archive, photo archive and museum collections, educational activities, and comprehensive exhibition and programme activities. Norrbottens museum runs activities in the whole region and cooperates with all municipalities in the region...
The mission of the museum is to collect, mediate and develop the cultural heritage of Norrbotten. The museum promotes culture of the past and of the present, diversity, the open public dialogue and the knowledge of today and tomorrow.
Norrbottens museum is one of the basic units of Kultur och utbildning (Culture and education), Avdelningen för regional utveckling (The department of regional development), Region Norrbotten.