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Visiting address

Bildmuseet, Umeå Arts Campus
Östra strandgatan 30 B
903 33 Umeå

Find us

The main entrance is accessed from Östra Strandgatan, at Umeå Arts Campus. Please report to the reception desk on arrival.

Local bus routes 1, 5, 8 and 9 stop at Östra Strandgatan, near Bildmuseet. Timetables may be found at

Pre-booked schools programmes

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting groups on site at Bildmuseet at present. We are instead offering digital school programmes for all ages – from pre-schoolers to adult students. The programmes are inspired by themes or techniques in current exhibitions and are led by one of our art educators. 

School programmes and visits are led by one of our art educators, Denise Mångsén and Karin Jonsson. During Bildmuseet’s regular opening hours, they will welcome you at the reception area by the main entrance on level 1. If you have a booking outside of our regular opening hours (before 10:00) we will meet you by the cloakroom on level 0. Please use the stairs in front of the main entrance. If you arrive a few minutes before we start, you will have time to leave coats and bags in the lockers.

You can bring your own snacks if you like. Please let us know in advance if you would like a snack break during the school programme. If you have any questions, or if you have to make a late cancellation, please call Denise on 072-503 98 08 or Karin on 072-503 98 09.

Responsibility for the group

When you book a school programme, an art educator will guide you during your visit. Please note that responsibility for the group rests with the supervising adult (carer, teacher, group leader). If you are visiting Bildmuseet outside of the school programme, we recommend that children up to lower secondary school (högstadium) be accompanied by a teacher.

Museum hosts

During your visit to Bildmuseet, you will meet museum hosts in the reception area, as well as in the exhibition halls. Please do not hesitate to ask them about the works of art, exhibitions or programmes. We welcome any tips or comments you may have on Bildmuseet.

Cloakrooms, toilets and lockers

You will find our unattended cloakrooms, toilets and lockers for coats and large bags on level 0, the same floor as the Hansson & Hammar restaurant. (The main entrance and reception are on level 1.) Backpacks, large bags, suitcases and umbrellas are not allowed in the exhibition halls, due to the risk of damage to the works of art.

School material

If you wish to visit Bildmuseet outside of the school programme, you can borrow writing pads and pencils. Please do not use walls, floors or art pedestals as a surface when writing, as this leaves marks. If the group wants to take notes or make drawings, please use pencils only.

Be careful in the exhibition halls

Due to the risk of harming the art, eating and drinking are not allowed in the exhibition halls. Please move carefully around the exhibition halls and respect tours in progress and other visitors. You are welcome to use the black foldable stools in the museum, but carry them around with care, so that you do not accidentally cause any damage to the art. Please return the stool to its rack after use.

Why can’t you touch the art?

Touching the art is strictly prohibited. Even if you touch a work of art gently, you can cause great damage through any salt or grease on your fingers. This rule applies to art of any material. We want to preserve the art for generations to come.

Where can we eat our snacks?

You can eat your own snacks or fruit in the Hansson & Hammar restaurant on level 0. It can be difficult to find a place to sit at lunchtime, 12:00-13:00, so please have your snack at other times if you want to find a seat. Please help us by keeping the restaurant neat and tidy, and discard any litter in a bin. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the exhibition halls.

Taking pictures

Photography is restricted at some exhibitions. Please ask the museum guides before you take a photo.

More information

For more information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Lisa Lundström
Museum curator

Denise Mångsén
Art educator
072-503 98 08,

Karin Jonsson
Art educator
072-503 98 09,