Drangsmark Museum

By SwedishFreak / August 21, 2010
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So the other day there was a historical car show in Drangsmark, the small village outside of Skellefteå where Johan’s father lives.

In this area, which really isn’t downtown but in a part of the village with a little pond and grass, there was an old fashioned saw mill and museum of Drangsmark. It was also gorgeous and, in my opinion, very typical Swedish!

Drangsmark park

The saw mill was pretty cool, and the most amazing thing is that they still use the old thing! Unfortunately while we were there they had some technical problems, but we were able to take some pictures.

saw mill

the saws in the saw mill

It is pretty old, and pretty amazing that they still manage to use it. A real pity we didn’t have a chance to see it in action.

No worries for me, I decided to head to the museum, which was in an old 8 sided red building.

Drangsmark Museum

Inside it was pretty cool. I couldn’t understand most of the signs, but basically it was a bunch of old things donated by residents from way back when Drangsmark was first founded.

The museum had old newspaper clippings of Drangsmark, pictures of people in the 1800’s that used to live there, as well as various farmer equiment and other gadgets.

I thought this old stroller was very cool.

old stroller

And these kitchen supplies were even cooler. Something to separate the grains for the flour, something to separate the cream from the milk – everything you could need!

kitchen supplies

Ever wonder what the toilets looked like? Now you know!
old toilet

This looked very interesting (and safe) for babies. I call it the first babysitter 🙂

babysitter

And here were some old ice skates. Seems like a good idea to just put the skates on your shoes 🙂

old ice skates

These were the highlights. The museum wasn’t so big, but it was pretty cool. All in all it was another pretty nice day

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    SwedishFreak

    Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.

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